Get ready for Kevin Bacon in prime time. His new series “The Following” is one of the dramas FOX has picked up for the 2012-13 season. And based on the trailer for the thriller from “The Vampire Diaries” executive producer Kevin Williamson, the show looks edge-of-your-seat suspenseful.

Bacon stars as a former FBI profiler who’s called back into the field to track Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), a serial killer who has escaped from prison after eight years. This time, though, Carroll has recruited a whole army of followers to carry out his killings. Shawn Ashmore (“X-Men”) and Natalie Zea (“Justified”) also star.

The series is scheduled for a midseason premiere. Will you tune in?