The Following's James Purefoy On Serial Killers

Ahead of season 2, we asked the show's star about real and fictional murderers

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Joe Carroll is a man with two strings to his bow. He’s quite good at killing people, what with being a serial killer. Two: he’s also good at persuading others to kill people for him. All of which presents a bit of a problem for law enforcers when he escapes jail and sets about an elaborate revenge plan – enacted by his murderous followers - on the FBI agent who put him there in the first place.

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Such is the premise of The Following, which stars Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy, the agent giving chase to serial killer Joe Carroll, played by British actor James Purefoy. Ahead of series two, Purefoy talked to Esquire about the show and serial killers, real and fictitious.

The Following Series two starts on Sky Atlantic Tuesday 10pm

 
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