The future of The Following – Fox’s series starring Kevin Bacon – has been uncertain. Ratings were said to have been soft, but then it garnered more attention. According to reports, DVR numbers were strong.
Still, there was the looming question of whether or not the network would pick the show up for another season.
Today, we can confirm that – yes – The Following will be back for season two for the 2013-2014 season.
From the very beginning, we felt Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega had created a high-quality, edge-of-your-seat drama that could break from the pack, and it is exciting to see the audience responding. Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy have given us two of the most compelling characters on television and the entire cast is incredible. Im delighted to have this thrill ride continue for another season,” said Fox president Kevin Reilly.
After only six airings, The Following is already the No. 2 broadcast drama and the No. 3 drama over-allthis season with Live+7 ratings. Since it launched, the psychological thriller has also quickly established itself as one of the most buzzed-about series in social media, ranking as the No. 1 new broadcast drama in total social comments.