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.



Comments (15)

  • “Intel specialist” would imply some sort of intelligence in the law enforcement area of this show. That can’t be right.

    Comment by Drew – August 20, 2013 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy to see Stroup moving on! The 90210 cast was phenomenal but never got their share on the cw with crappy writing and storylines. Hope annalynne McCord and Jessica lowndes make it soon.

    Comment by 90210 alum – August 20, 2013 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Forgot about Shenae Grimes though.

      Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – August 20, 2013 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Purposely left her off… Lol I loved her on degrading but on 90210 her acting was sub-par at best. And that’s pretty sad for a CW show where most of the acting is subpar to begin with…

        Comment by 90210 alum – August 20, 2013 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agreed! I would love to see Annalyne star in a sitcom! she is hilarious!

      Comment by trainwreck – August 20, 2013 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really missed her on 90210. Silver was one of my faves.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – August 20, 2013 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’ll be nice to see her on a show that lets her stretch her legs and do some acting.

    Comment by Magically Suspicious – August 20, 2013 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I also, would love to see her, as you put it..”Stretch her legs”

      Comment by Robb – August 20, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aside from Kevin Bacon, the great thing about this show is they used a lot of actors whose faces are not super well known in supporting roles. It made everything more real. I can’t really say so much for Jessica Stroup.

    Comment by didi – August 20, 2013 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • James Purefoy is very well know.

      Comment by Robb – August 20, 2013 01:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I always thought that AnnaLynne McCord would be the first of the 90210 gang to book a new series…but I like Jessica Stroup, so this news is exciting to me. However, I do hope that AnnaLynne returns to TV, or does more movies (she was amazing in Excision). There were rumors that she was going to be joining American Horror Story for the next season, and it’s a shame that never happened, because she would make an amazing witch in Coven!

    Comment by Matt C. – August 20, 2013 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad that Jessica is going to be on The Following after her talents were wasted by subpar writing on 90210!

    Comment by Dave – August 20, 2013 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally, a place where she can show off her acting chops! There were glimpses of it on 90210 but the writing was so horrible it was hard for any of that cast to shine. She was definitely one of, if not the, most talented on 90210 (along with AnnaLynne). Good for her for moving on up in the TV world, I’m excited to watch.

    Comment by Molly – August 20, 2013 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Trevor Donovan was my favorite character on 90210, then Stroup. Trevor is so good looking and I saw him on Melissa and Joey and turns out is great at comedy. I should of known from his twitter

    Comment by audience member – August 20, 2013 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, her character is not gonna end good in this the show, right? But at least it makes The Following interesting for me once again.

    Comment by Maria – August 27, 2013 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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