'Following' cast withholds finale spoilers
From left, James Purefoy, Valorie Curry, Natalie Zea, and Kevin Bacon arrive at the Academy Screening and Q and A for "The Following" at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday, April 29, 2013 in North Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before the season finale of "The Following" had finished airing in Eastern and Central time zones Monday night, followers of the popular weekly television thriller were serving up spoilers galore on the Internet.
"I was just reading all the tweets, because it's on right now," commented "Following" executive producer Marcos Siega. "And I'm sitting there going, 'Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. They're saying everything.'"
The problem, he explained, was that the show had yet to be broadcast in the Pacific time zone or internationally.
"The Following" spins around a former FBI agent who is forced to recapture a serial killer who has escaped from prison. But this time it's a different cat-and-mouse game: While in jail, the killer has become a cult leader, with hundreds of followers to run interference.
Kevin Bacon arrives at the Academy Screening and Q and A for "The Following" at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday, April 29, 2013 in North Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Executive producer Siega, show creator Kevin Williamson, and the series' cast, headed by Kevin Bacon, walked the press gauntlet before a special screening of the season's final episode followed by a Q&A, held at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
In interviews, cast members avoided plot specifics.
"I think the finale is going to be really shocking to everybody," said actress Valorie Curry, who plays cult follower Emma Hill. "It's the same thing I've been saying all season, which is 'Never get comfortable. Never think you know who is safe and who is not.'"
Spoiler revelation has proven dangerous even to star Bacon, who recently re-tweeted a key "Following" development after the show's stateside airing, only get blasted by both domestic and international fans who'd yet to see the episode. He later issued apologies.