Season 2 of The Following will feature some new faces going the cast.
Fox's serial killer drama booked Oz alum Lee Tergesen for its upcoming sophomore season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor will have a guest-starring role in the seventh episode playing Kurt Bolen, described as a family man whom Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) suspects of keeping a dark secret.
Actor Bambadjan Bamba signed on for a major recurring role also on the show's new season, according to Deadline. He will play Algerian Sami, Jamel's brother who grew up in Paris. He is seen in the Snickers commercial with Joe Pesci and is reaped by Mavrick Artists Agency, noted by the website.
The show released its season 2 poster on Oct. 23.
The Following returns Monday, Jan. 20, and will feature a time jump from season 1.
"We will jump forward a year with our surviving characters," creator Kevin Williamson said at Comic-Con, adding that the story moves away from the FBI and will be more "character-driven."
Season 2 of The Following will run for 15 weeks uninterrupted, Fox announced. The new season will follow Hardy in the wake of a new murder spree that raises his suspicion that Joe Carroll's (Purefoy) villainous ways are far from over. The series also stars Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry. Joining the cast are Connie Nielsen, Jessica Stroup, Sam Underwood and Tiffany Boone.
At a panel discussion on Oct. 13, the show's cast said season 2 will be more "fun," "cool" & "terrifying." Bacon said his character Ryan will always have a "darker side" and Ashmore said about the lead detective, "There's definitely room to grow between Mike and Ryan."