Kevin Bacon To Hunt Serial Killers On Fox

The veteran actor signs on to star in Kevin Williamson's new pilot

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

After starring in feature films for over thirty years, Kevin Bacon has finally landed his first starring role in a prime time drama.

According to Deadline, Bacon has agreed to star in Kevin Williamson's currently untitled drama pilot on Fox. Bacon will portray a retired FBI profiler who finds himself drawn into the web of a serial killer who has created a cult of serial killers to act in his name.

The report also notes that Bacon has only agreed to appear in 15 episodes per season, seven less than the standard 22 episodes per year on broadcast networks. In theory, this will allow Bacon to continue appearing in several feature films while also allowing him time off for his family.

Bacon has appeared in dozens of movies over the course of his career, including "Flatliners," " Footloose," " Hollow Man," "Mystic River," "A Few Good Men," "Apollo 13" and "Tremors." More recently, Bacon has costarred in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "X-Men: First Class."

Williamson is best known as the creator of "Dawson's Creek" and the "Scream" film series, in addition to executive producing and co-creating "The Vampire Diaries" and "Secret Circle" on The CW.


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