Fox gives drama series orders to Kevin Williamson’s suspense thriller ‘The Following’ and ‘Mob Doctor’ from ‘Drop Dead Diva’s’ Josh Berman and Robert Wright.
Kevin Williamson (‘Dawson’s Creek,’ ‘The Vampire Diaries’), basically all around television writing badass, will bring his talents to Fox in the fall with The Following. The suspense-thriller stars Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy, a former FBI agent on the hunt to catch serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), whose murders have created a cult of serial killers. The show co-stars Maggie Grace (Lost), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men: Last Stand), Natalie Zea (Justified, Dirty Sexy Money), Valorie Curry (Veronica Mars) and Jeananne Goossen (Alcatraz, NCIS). Marcos Siego, who worked with Williamson on the CW hit The Vampire Diaries executive produced and directed the pilot.
The Mob Doctor centers on a Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro, My Boys), ayoung thoracic surgeon forced to become a “mob doctor” after getting into debt with the South Chicago mafia, all the while maintaining her full-time position at the most prominent hospital in Chicago. Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), William Forstyhe, Wendy Makkena and Jesse Lee Soffer (ex-Will, As The World Turns) co-star; Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva) and Robert Wright, who wrote the pilot, will executive produce alongside Michael Dinner.