Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy
in The Following.
Photo: Patrick Ecclesine © Fox
The major TV networks recently released their upcoming fall schedules, and there is a surprisingly healthy dose of new horror/suspense on the slate. Even better, most of the new shows already have trailers or video clips available online. Click the links below to check 'em out.
- 666 Park Avenue (ABC): Terry O'Quinn (Lost) plays the "devilish" owner of an apartment building who traps his tenants in Faustian deals to fulfill their dreams and desires...at a price. Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty) plays his wife, and Rachel Taylor (The Darkest Hour, Shutter) and Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters) play a naive couple hired to manage the building.
- Cult (CW): Matt Davis (The Vampire Diaries) plays a journalist investigating how a mysterious TV show about a cult leader may tie to the disappearance of his brother. He teams with a research assistant for the show played by Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield, The Covenant) who has become suspicious of the show's influence over its rabid fans.
- Do No Harm (NBC): This modern Jekyll and Hyde tale stars Steven Pasquale (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem) as a neurosurgeon suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder whose alternate personality is a sociopath.
- The Following (Fox, midseason): Kevin Williamson (Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Vampire Diaries) created this serial killer thriller starring Kevin Bacon as an FBI profiler tracking a notorious killer, played by James Purefoy (Resident Evil), who has inspired a number of murderous followers.
- Zero Hour (ABC, midseason): Anthony Edwards (ER) stars as the publisher of a paranormal skeptics' magazine who, when his wife is abducted, is drawn into a supernatural mystery that stretches back for centuries.
Note: Perhaps the most high-profile of the new horror/suspense offerings, NBC's midseason replacement Hannibal, doesn't yet have any video previews. Oh, fava beans.