The Following

2013 TV-14 3 seasons

The Following

2013 TV-14 3 seasons
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When escaped serial killer Joe Carroll goes on a new killing spree, reclusive former FBI agent Ryan Hardy is called in, having captured Carroll nine years ago. Hardy soon discovers that Carroll has a loyal following of killers ready to terrorize.
Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Natalie Zea, Shawn Ashmore, Annie Parisse, Valorie Curry, Nico Tortorella, Adan Canto, Kyle Catlett
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (2013) - 4 discs

When serial killer Joe Carroll escapes from death row and begins murdering again, former FBI agent Ryan Hardy -- who worked to put Caroll away -- is called in on the case. He and his team soon learn that Carroll has created a cult of serial killers.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French, Chinese Traditional
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French, Chinese Traditional
English: DTS 5.1 HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Following is a prime-time crime drama that plays like a horror film, with sudden jolts and gory scenes that are extremely disturbing. Viewers will see dead bodies and plenty of blood, plus violent acts like a woman stabbing herself in the eye. Sexual content and language are tame by comparison, but there's some adult-oriented innuendo and regular use of words like "damn," "hell," and "ass." The main character also struggles with alcoholism and psychological issues.

Sexual Content

Some suggestions of nudity and sexual activity, but nothing graphic.


Violence is shocking and surprisingly gory, with sudden stabbings, hangings, and plenty of blood.


Characters use words like "damn," "hell," "ass," etc.

Social Behavior

The tone is extremely dark, painting the world as a violent and dangerous place with an overarching sense of distrust and foreboding.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main character has a drinking problem. In one scene, he fills a water bottle with vodka, etc.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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