December 3 - screening of the season 2 premiere of the Following
December 3 - Jessica at the private screening of the premiere episode of season 2 of The Following.
December 3 - Jessica at the advanced press screening for the season 2 premiere of The Following.
December 2 - Jessica’s cast chair on the set of The Following
November 24 - FOX affiliate press day on the set of The Following.
6-10 PM ET – NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Live)
10-11 PM ET/7-8 PM PT – THE FOLLOWING (Season Premiere, Night One)
8-9 PM – SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Finale; Special Time)
9-10 PM – THE FOLLOWING (Season Premiere, Night Two)
November 17 - BTS for So’Chic Magazine
Q: Is there anything you can talk about for the upcoming season?
Williamson: You know it’s really hard to talk about, because you don’t want to give anything away, because you like the show to unfold and be a surprise as it happens. But it is a year later and Ryan Hardy is in a different place, he’s sort of got his heart together, he’s starting to do some heart management, he’s jogging, he’s taking care of himself; he’s one of the nicest men out there. The heart’s a muscle and you just got to exercise it to get better, and that’s what he’s done – he’s done that physically, mentally, spiritually and he’s in a different place. He’s teaching criminology at an academy, and he’s putting his life together. There’s his niece, Max, and he hasn’t really had a big relationship with her, but there’s only like a few Hardy’s left, because most of them are dead. He’s got a sister down in Boca, and his niece Max, from his oldest brother who died in 9/11, which was set up last year. She’s a cop; well they’re all cops, the Hardy family. She very much loves having her uncle in her life, and waited a long time for that to happen. Even when he tries to push her away she doesn’t go anywhere; she’s a really tough character. They have good chemistry together so those scenes are a lot of fun to shoot. Weston and Ryan have a lot of great chemistry, so that’s a big part of the show this year, their relationship.
source + the rest of the interview.
The Following plans a new follow-up to last season’s creepy cat-and-mouse chase.
The second-season premiere (Jan. 20, 9 p.m. ET/PT) of Fox’s serialized serial-killer drama picks up seconds after May’s final cliffhanger: Damaged FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Claire (Natalie Zea), the woman he has been protecting, have been stabbed in his apartment.
Quickly, “we jump ahead a year and find a very different Ryan Hardy, who is healthier and sober, and his heart’s working better,” Bacon says. “He’s now teaching at criminal-justice school.” But “things start spiraling down fast.”
For starters, Hardy alone has a gnawing suspicion that the object of his obsession — serial-killer cult leader Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) — remains alive, though he’s presumed dead after a fiery explosion.
Though most of Carroll’s “followers” have been caught, eight remain on the loose. And Hardy, no longer tied to the FBI, is less hapless this season: “There were some comments about me, and also the FBI, just getting duped too many times” by Carroll and his cronies, Bacon says. Though Hardy is an imperfect hero — “he slept with the serial killer’s wife during the trial, let’s start with that’ — a largely new writing staff took the criticisms to heart.
"We learned a lesson," says creator Kevin Williamson. "We want it to be more character-driven and less of an FBI procedural, more psychological in terms of who our villains are and what they’re trying to accomplish."
To fill in the gaps left by The Following's high body count, Jessica Stroup (90210) joins the cast as Max, Hardy’s niece, who’s also a New York City cop. And Connie Nielsen plays a survivor of a subway attack in the opener, and she becomes a new love interest for Hardy.
That still leaves room for Agent Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) and especially ruthless follower Emma (Valorie Curry), last seen disguised in a Southern diner.
"With Emma, I feel like I have another whole chapter," Williamson says. "I think I can make the audience hate her a little more."
November 6 - BTS shot on the set of The Following “Jessica ready to kick some ass!”