The Following, a new series by Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, the Scream franchise), starring Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent on the trail of James Purefoy, a serial killer with a pesky Edgar Allen Poe obsession, hit Comic-Con this week to what initially seemed like a lukewarm audience, before the red-hot viewer reactions started pouring in.

"The FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States," begins in describing its upcoming The Following, which has been compared to the wildly popular 24, which starred Kiefer Sutherland and ran for eight season. "What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following?"

Thus begins the plot of The Following — also starring Maggie Grace and Natalie Zea — which will premiere on FOX for the fall lineup. Viewers who stuck it through for the first few minutes found themselves blown away by the gory, intensely dark series. "Very suspenseful, very dark, the acting was really good," Don, 45, of San Diego said at the viewers' reactions interviews at Comic-Con, reports EW. "Really intense, really suspenseful," Karina, 16, of San Diego added. "I want to know what happens next."

Check out a clip from The Following here:

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  • christopherclarke
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    maybe Fox will recover from losing House!

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