Despite executive producer Kevin Williamson‘s reveal at Comic-Con that fans can expect to see less FBI-centric story lines when “The Following” returns in January, that doesn’t mean the Fox serial killer thriller needs less agents. In fact, seeing as how presumed-dead Joe Carroll’s portrayer, James Purefoy, will be back for Season 2, the need for FBI agents has only increased.
McDaniel will play an FBI agent named Ken Phillips. He’ll run a task force in New York City, filling the hole left by Agent Debra Parker’s death in last season’s finale.
McDaniel is the latest in a long line of casting news for Season 2 of “The Following.” Valerie Cruz will play an NYPD detective tasked with hunting down a new serial killer in NYC, Connie Nielsen will play a new love interest for Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), and “Dexter” baddie Sam Underwood will take on another dark role.
“The Following” returns for Season 2 in January 2014.