FOX has an interesting line-up for its next season that surprisingly isn't too bad (here's looking at you, Mindy Project). One of its new drama shows is the intriguing series The Following. The series, created by Kevin Williamson (the guy who brought us CW's The Vampire Diaries), follows ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) as he pursues a network of serial killers headed up by Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). The series, which also stars LOST's Maggie Grace, Justified's Natalie Zea, and X-Men's Shawn Ashmore, has gained a new cast member: Annie Parisse.
Parisse will play Debra Parker, an FBI specialist who will work with Hardy in the hunt for Carroll and his followers.
Viewers might recognize Parisse from her recurring role in Person of Interest's first season, in which she played Cara Stanton for three episodes. Parisse is also known for her stint on Law & Order as Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Borgia, a role she played from 2005 to 2006. She also had a stint on AMC's tragically cancelled 2010 drama Rubicon, where she played Will Travers' mysterious neighbor Andy. She also appeared with Rubicon star James Badge Dale in the HBO miniseries The Pacific (though the two didn't share any scenes), and has appeared in the films Definitely Maybe and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Parisse was slated to appear in this summer's blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man as the wife of villain Curt Conners, but her scenes were left on the cutting room floor.
The Following is slated to begin in January 2013 as part of FOX's midseason slate.