Oh no!!!!!! First Joe Carroll died and now The Following has too. Fox has canceled the Kevin Bacon-starring serial killer drama after three seasons. The drama, which made a splash when it debuted in Jan. 2013, told the story of dogged FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who spent years tracking down Poe-obsessed Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). But the series has struggled in the ratings this season, Joe's execution be damned. A recent outing drew 3.22 million viewers and a 1.1 in the demo.
Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and friends are smiling, in love, dancing — heck, there’s even a wedding. It’s a rather seismic tonal shift, one that executive producer Marcos Siega assures us is intentional.