The Following‘s Shawn Ashmore is happy about his character Mike Weston’s journey over the course of season one of Fox’s dramatic series. At the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, Ashmore told us that Mike started off as kind of naive and eager but proved himself as tough and loyal by the end of the first season. He also believes that Mike’s journey sort of parallels the journey of Kevin Bacon’s character, Ryan Hardy, and his initial hunt for serial killer Joe Carroll (played by James Purefoy).
“I think it’s going to be fun in season two to see how far down the path he goes, because let’s not forget that Mike and Ryan kidnapped, tortured, and killed a prisoner in the last episode,” explained Ashmore. “That won’t go without consequences, shall we say.”
Ashmore couldn’t provide too many details on season two, but he believes the stakes will be higher next season. He’s not even sure that he’ll survive season two. “We were warned about it. We knew what we were getting into, and so you just have to go with it. I love this show; I love this character and I want to be on it as long as I can, but that’s the price you pay of being in The Following,” offered Ashmore. “You just never know. It’s a little unnerving but you just have to wrap your head around it and not worry about because it’s going to be what it’s going to be. You either make it or you don’t. All you can ask for is if you go out, you have a good death scene.”
Check out the complete interview with Ashmore at the 2013 Comic Con:
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