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THE FOLLOWING: Kevin Bacon and Shawn Ashmore on Season 3’s New Big Bad, the Ryan-Mike Partnership, and More

February 27, 2015 by  
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THE FOLLOWING is back this Monday!

And while the show’s return might be good news for fans, unfortunately it doesn’t bode well for Ryan Hardy and Mike Weston: though Joe is behind bars, their problems are only getting started as they deal with new faces who are stirring up trouble, as well as a mysterious big bad.

I sat down with Kevin Bacon (Ryan) and Shawn Ashmore (Mike) to talk about what’s in store for season 3, their characters’ dynamic, and why Michael Ealy’s Theo is a “big unknown”…

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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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THE FOLLOWING: Kevin Bacon and Shawn Ashmore Tease What Ryan and Mike Will Be Up to in Season 3

July 30, 2014 by  
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THE FOLLOWING season 3 will pick up a year after the second season left off, and, understandably, there will be some changes in store.

At Comic-Con, Kevin Bacon (Ryan) and Shawn Ashmore (Mike) talked with reporters about Ryan’s happier mindset, the “rage and revenge” bubbling for Mike, and more…

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THE FOLLOWING Post-Mortem: Shawn Ashmore on the Mike Twist in ‘Sacrifice’

March 3, 2014 by  
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[This post contains spoilers for the March 3rd episode of THE FOLLOWING. Please do not read further if you haven’t watched “Sacrifice.”]

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THE FOLLOWING’s Shawn Ashmore: ‘Things Get Dramatically Worse’ For Mike

February 28, 2014 by  
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THE FOLLOWING’s Mike snapped in the last episode, but beating up Luke won’t be the lowest point Mike reaches this season: “Oh my God, things get dramatically worse,” Shawn Ashmore (Mike) laughed.

“I think Mike had the violent outburst, but he knows at the end of the day what he did was wrong,” Ashmore acknowledged. “It was a release of a lot of pain, and a lot of built up trauma from the past season or two.”

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THE FOLLOWING: Shawn Ashmore on the Potential in Season 2, Season 1’s Lessons, and More

July 26, 2013 by  
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THE FOLLOWING may have concluded its first season nearly three months ago, but it won’t go back into production on season 2 for a few more weeks.

And while there may not be too much to spoil, I spoke with THE FOLLOWING star Shawn Ashmore (Mike) about the season finale, the lessons learned from the first season, what comes next, and what he’s hoping to see…

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