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annie parisse getty 'The Following' casts Annie Parisse as Kevin Bacon's FBI partnerKevin Williamson’s FOX drama “The Following” has cast its new female lead. Annie Parisse of “Law & Order” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” will play Debra Parker, a cult specialist sent in by the FBI to assist Kevin Bacon‘s character, Ryan Hardy, in taking down notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy).

Debra is described as a study in contradiction. “She can be extremely mannered and polite, friendly with a
great sense of humor – then rip you to shreds if necessary. She’ll
follow the rules one minute and break them the next – even change them
if it suits her,” the breakdown specifies.

She isn’t afraid to
use her sexuality to get results, and get them she does — in fact,
she’s known for her success and her track record has few black marks. Of
course, this is a Kevin Williamson show — so we can expect her to have
some serious skeletons in her closet. 

The character replaces Jeananne Goossen’s character, who will be sent back to Quantico after the first episode.