Fox: No content changes to drama on serial killer
This undated publicity photo released by FOX shows Kevin Bacon, front right, as former FBI agent Ryan Hardy, who is called out of retirement to track down James Purefoy, (fourth from left) as Joe Carroll, in the new psychological thriller "The Following," premiering Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. From rear left, cast members, Nico Tortorella, Valorie Curry, Adan Canto, Natalie Zea, Kyle Catlett, Shawn Ashmore and Annie Parisse. Fox's entertainment chief, Kevin Reilly, said Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, that the network did not change the content or promotion of "The Following," its upcoming drama about a serial killer, because of the Connecticut school shooting or other real-life acts of violence. (AP Photo/FOX, Michael Lavine)
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 5:02 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Fox's entertainment chief said Tuesday that the network did not change the content of "The Following," its upcoming drama about a serial killer, because of the Connecticut school shooting or other real-life acts of violence.
The drama, featuring Kevin Bacon chasing a grisly killer who recruits murderous disciples, is simultaneously the most stomach-churning and most anticipated new dramas on television's docket. Debuting Jan. 21 on Fox, the Kevin Williamson-created series opens by showing the bloody aftermath of knifed prison guards, has a woman commit suicide by gouging her eye and piercing her skull with an ice pick, and shows a man set on fire at a coffee stand.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 5:02 pm.