“90210” alum Jessica Stroup is set to play Max, an NYPD cop who also happens to be Ryan Hardy’s (Kevin Bacon) niece. Currently working in the Intel Division, Max reconnects with Ryan and she becomes a valuable ally … but she also gets off on the wrong foot with Hardy’s partner, Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore). Their tense first encounter and back-and-forth banter could lead to something a bit more romantic than antagonistic as time goes on, E! Online reports.
“Beautiful Creatures” actress Tiffany Boone is the second to join the Fox drama as a series regular. She will play Mandy, an impressionable young girl who finds herself to be the newest cult member following presumed-dead-but-still-on-the-show Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) — whether she likes it or not.
The Following has been on a casting spree lately. New additions to Season 2 include James McDaniel as a new FBI agent, Valerie Cruz as an NYPD detective, Connie Nielsen as a new love interest for Ryan Hardy, and Sam Underwood as a mysterious — and dark — young man.
Season 2 of “The Following” returns to Fox in January 2014.