The Following starring Kevin Bacon was officially cancelled by Fox, it was announced on Friday.

Fox Cancels The Following

The Following, created by Kevin Williamson, aired three seasons on the network, following the twisted serial murders of Joe Caroll (James Purefoy) and the trials of his nemesis, FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Bacon). The series was known for its disturbing, elaborate and very graphic murders, and the shock value drummed up strong ratings during the show’s first season – averaging 8 million viewers. Unfortunately, ratings steadily declined throughout Seasons 2 and 3, leading to its cancellation.

Some fans are still holding out hope for The Following to be picked up by a different network or an online platform, but reports suggest a second life for the show is unlikely.

Bacon took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and express his love to the cast and crew. “Big love to all of our loyal fans. It’s been an honor to work for you. Sweat, tears, and lots of Blood! Enjoy the final four #THEFOLLOWING,” he wrote.

Purefoy also took a moment to acknowledge the crew of The Following, calling them “heroes.”

Fellow cast members Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Valorie Curry also took to social media to reach out to fans.

#TBT to my last day on set with this amazing group of people. RIP #TheFollowing. thanks for the ride.

A photo posted by Valorie Curry (@valoriecurry) on

Fox will air the remaining four episodes of The Following in groups of two starting Monday, May 11 at 8 p.m.

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