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STALKER Post-Mortem: Kevin Williamson on Beth’s Big Hour, and Looking to the Future

April 27, 2015 by  
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[Warning: this post contains major spoilers for STALKER’s “The Woods” episode. Please do not read this interview until you’ve seen the hour.]

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THE FOLLOWING Post-Mortem: Kevin Williamson on the ‘Sad’ but ‘Necessary’ Loss

April 27, 2015 by  
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[Warning: this post contains major, major, major spoilers for THE FOLLOWING’s “Evermore” episode. Please do not read this interview until you’ve seen the hour.]

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STALKER: Kevin Williamson Previews Beth’s Battle with Ray

April 24, 2015 by  
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Lost and Found STALKER has been off the air since February, but the series returns on Monday, April 27th, with a big hour: the resolution to Beth’s kidnapping (at the hand of her long-time, just-released-from-jail stalker, Ray).

“It’s interesting, because this is a show that’s gone through so many transformations, from the first idea years ago, ’til now,” STALKER creator Kevin Williamson admitted about waiting out the show’s (planned) hiatus. “It’s been hard. It’s been…a little nerve-wracking to not know when we were going to air. They did a bit of a shuffle. I really hope the audience can find it on the 27th. At least our core audience — I do want to satisfy the core audience we do have, and make sure they see it; it’s the climax to our season-long Ray/Perry/Beth storyline.”

Though most shows might have waited until the final episodes of the season to truly dive into Beth’s stalkers — and her fight against them — the STALKER writers opted to have her face Ray head-on with a few episodes to go in season 1.

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THE FOLLOWING Bosses on a Ryan Hardy-Centric Season 3, Michael Ealy’s New Big Bad, and More

February 9, 2015 by  
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We’re just three weeks away from the two-hour season premiere of THE FOLLOWING, and things are set to be a bit different when the show returns.

First of all, the Joe Carroll chapter of the series is over. While Carroll made it out alive (and James Purefoy’s Carroll will appear on the show)  — thanks to an alternate ending not making the final cut —  the focus of the show will shift more fully to Kevin Bacon’s Ryan Hardy. (And Ryan will have to contend with a new baddie this season.)

There’s also been a behind-the-scenes transition in showrunners, as THE FOLLOWING creator Kevin Williamson has handed over showrunner duties to a trio of show vets: writers/executive producers Brett Mahoney and Alexi Hawley, as well as director/executive producer Marcos Siega. (Williamson has been focused on CBS’ STALKER.)

I spoke with Mahoney and Hawley about the transition to showrunning THE FOLLOWING, “moving the center of the show,” why fans of THE FOLLOWING newbie Michael Ealy will be excited by the season, and more…

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STALKER: Kevin Williamson Previews His New CBS Series

September 30, 2014 by  
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CBS is debuting its latest crime procedural, STALKER, on Wednesday night, and thanks to series creator Kevin Williamson (THE FOLLOWING, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, the SCREAM movies), the show starts off big…and more than a little terrifying.

To find out a little bit more about what’s in store, I spoke with Williamson about what the series will be tackling, the cases they’re going to handle, and more…

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THE FOLLOWING: Jennifer Johnson Joins as the New Showrunner

June 16, 2014 by  
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THE FOLLOWING has a new boss: Jennifer Johnson — who created CHASE and has written for ALCATRAZ, LOST, COLD CASE, and GANG RELATED (to name a few) has joined the Fox drama as the new showrunner, a rep has confirmed. THE FOLLOWING creator (and former showrunner) Kevin Williamson will remain involved, but his main focus will be his new CBS drama, STALKER.

Deadline was first to report Johnson’s hiring.

Are you excited to see what Johnson brings to the table?

Related:

THE FOLLOWING Season 2 Finale Post-Mortem: Marcos Siega on the End of the Joe Carroll Chapter, the ‘Epic’ Alternate Ending, Season 3, and More
THE FOLLOWING’s James Purefoy on the Season 2 Finale: ‘Your Enemy’s Enemy Becomes Your Friend’
THE FOLLOWING Season 2 Finale: ‘Forgive’ Photo Preview

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STALKER on CBS – First Look

May 14, 2014 by  
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Kevin Williamson has another show about deranged humans, but this time it’s on CBS: STALKER, starring Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q, about a pair of detectives who handle stalking threats and incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD. (THE FOLLOWING, meanwhile, will be heading into its third season on Fox.)

Check out some photos, the official description, and a trailer for the series…

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“Pilot” -- STALKER stars Maggie Q and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott in a psychological thriller about detectives who investigate stalking incidents – including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation – for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. Det. Jack Larsen (McDermott) and Lt. Beth Davis (Maggie Q) assess the threat level of victims and respond before the stalking and intimidation spirals out of control, all while trying to keep their personal obsessions at bay. Pictured: Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q Photo: Richard Cartwright/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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In Case You Missed It…SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE FOLLOWING, BONES, and More!

January 26, 2014 by  
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THE FOLLOWING Season 2 Premiere Post-Mortem: Kevin Williamson on the Show’s Double Trouble, Joe, and Whether that Death Will Stick

January 19, 2014 by  
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[Major spoiler alert: This post contains big spoilers for the THE FOLLOWING season premiere, “Resurrection.” If you have not seen the hour, please go watch that first, and then come back to read this interview.]

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THE FOLLOWING: Kevin Williamson on Fans Marathoning Season 1

January 13, 2014 by  
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On Saturday, select Los Angeles THE FOLLOWING fans took on an impressive task: they marathoned all of season 1 (in one day) at a local movie theater. And, as a bonus, THE FOLLOWING creator Kevin Williamson (as well as series star Kevin Bacon) surprised fans by showing up for a quick Q&A.

Before the panel, I spoke with Williamson about the marathon, and what he hoped people picked up on when they watched the show for a second (or third) time…

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THE FOLLOWING kicks off with special season 2 preview on Sunday, January 19th after the NFC Championship Game (approximately 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT), and then has its official season 2 premiere on Monday, January 27th at 9 PM on Fox.

Related:

THE FOLLOWING: Season 2 Cast Photos
THE FOLLOWING Season 2 Premiere: ‘Resurrection’ Photo Preview
THE FOLLOWING’s Kevin Williamson: ‘The Entire Show is Different’ in Season 2

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THE FOLLOWING’s Kevin Williamson: ‘The Entire Show is Different’ in Season 2

December 18, 2013 by  
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THE FOLLOWING season 1 ended in an explosive manner — literally — and when the show returns for its sophomore season in January, things are drastically different: it’s a year later, Joe’s followers have kept a low-profile (for a bit), Ryan has once again moved away from working with the FBI, and a whole slew of new characters are added to the mix. (Which, given last year’s high fatality count, makes sense.)

For THE FOLLOWING creator Kevin Williamson, he acknowledged that even figuring out what the biggest change between season 1 and season 2 was difficult to nail down.

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THE FOLLOWING at Comic-Con 2013: Live-Blog

July 19, 2013 by  
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What happens next for Ryan Hardy? The cast and executive producers will be teasing what’s to come in season 2 during the Comic-Con panel, which is set to take place at 3:15 PM PT.

I’ll be live-blogging all of the details when the panel starts, but until then, here’s the official description of what you can expect: “Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a second year, this time bringing the bacon to Ballroom 20. Series stars Kevin Bacon (Mystic River), Shawn Ashmore (X- Men: The Last Stand) and Valorie Curry (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (Scream) and executive producer Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries) for a Q&A and video presentation.Season 1 left a number of casualties in its wake, including Jacob’s emotional killing of Paul, the kidnapping of Agent Parker that ended in her death, and Emma’s murder of Jacob. The explosive finale featured the highly anticipated face-off between Ryan and Carroll, ending in Carroll’s ultimate demise and leaving Ryan’s true love, Claire, hanging on for her life. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following‘s second season premieres midseason on FOX.”

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THE FOLLOWING Season 1 Finale: Kevin Williamson on Alternate Endings and Season 2

April 30, 2013 by  
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THE FOLLOWING came to a creepy, twisted, highly entertaining end on Monday night…and now we have to wait months to find out what the heck happens next.

And while some of what will happen in the show’s second season is up in the air, I spoke with THE FOLLOWING creator Kevin Williamson to see what he could spill about next year and those alternate endings James Purefoy (Joe) had teased

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THE FOLLOWING Cast Teases the ‘Epic’ Two-Parter

February 18, 2013 by  
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Think THE FOLLOWING has been addictively good so far? Things are about to get even crazier.

Tonight’s episode, “The Siege,” kicks off the first of a two-episode arc, and based on what the show’s stars had to say about what’s going down, the show will never be the same…

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THE FOLLOWING’s Kevin Williamson: “I Don’t Sit Down to Write the Horror; I Sit Down to Write the Moment After It’

January 20, 2013 by  
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Fox’s THE FOLLOWING finally has its series debut tomorrow night (that’s Monday, January 21st at 9 PM), and there’s been a whole lot of talk about it being too violent, too gory, too [insert your choice criticism here]. And while I’m not going to lie and say this show is for every single person — it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s okay — it’s also the most compelling new series of the year.

I sat down with THE FOLLOWING creator Kevin Williamson to talk about the misconceptions about the series, if the first season is self-contained, making a “hybrid” series, and more…

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