VIDEO INTERVIEW: James Purefoy (Joe Carroll) from The Following

January 21st, 2013 by


I have been waiting for The Following to premiere since I saw the pilot back in the fall, because it is just brilliant. Kevin Williamson has created a show that takes us into the psyche of a serial killer mastermind. Enter Ryan Hardy, former FBI Agent (played by Kevin Bacon) who caught this serial killer (Joe Carroll, played by James Purefoy) years ago. Oh, and Hardy also slept with Carroll’s wife and had to get a pacemaker because he almost died while catching Carroll, but I digress. Carroll isn’t your typical serial killer. He’s a former professor, who’s enamored with Edgar Allan Poe and his ideas and writing on death. While in prison, Carroll becomes the leader of a cult (or following), all of whom are equally enamored with him and Poe. Carroll and his following will stop at nothing to kill and carry out some tangled, twisted web of a plan. Over the summer, I got a chance to talk to the cast of The Following at Comic Con. James Purefoy had a lot to say about getting into the mind of a serial killer, television’s new obsession with serial killers and much more. The first question asked (which is not heard in the video) is about if he has read a lot of Poe.

Be sure to tune in tonight at 9 PM to FOX for the premiere of The Following!

Leave a Comment