90210's Jessica Stroup Joins The Following Season 2 -- As Ryan Hardy's [Spoiler]

The Following Season 2 Cast Jessica StroupSeason 2 of The Following will be a bit of a family affair, with the addition of Jessica Stroup as Ryan Hardy’s niece.

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As first reported by EW.com, the 90210 alumna has boarded Fox’s sophomore thriller in the series regular role of Max, an NYPD intel specialist who thus proves useful to her Uncle Ryan when the kin reconnect.

EW also reports that Tiffany Boone (Southland) will recur as a young woman who finds herself drawn into Joe Carroll’s cult.

Other recent castings for The Following, which returns at midseason, include NYPD Blue‘s James McDaniel, Boss‘ Connie Nielsen and Dexter baddie Sam Underwood.