Pilot Scoop: Kevin Bacon Nabs Killer Role in Kevin Williamson's Fox Drama

Kevin Williamson just whittled his six degrees of Kevin Bacon down to zero!

The big-screen staple has landed the lead role in the Vampire Diaries EPs new drama pilot for Fox, our sister site Deadline reports.

Bacon is slated to play a retired FBI profiler in the thriller, which centers on a deranged serial killer who creates his own cult of murderers via the wonders of technology.

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The Footloose vet’s casting comes with a slight twist: Should Fox order the drama to series, Bacon is reportedly only committed to 15 episodes a season as opposed to a broadcast series’ standard 22, as a means of accommodating his always busy film schedule.

Bacon’s TV resume is relatively limited, save for some roles very early in his career (Guiding Light) and, more recently, cameos on Will & Grace and Bored to Death.