Updated 5:38 p.m.
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – The Fox TV Show “The Following,” which stars Kevin Bacon, filmed Monday and Tuesday at the Town of Ossining Police Facility in Briarcliff Manor.
Ossining Town Councilman Peter Tripodi said the production is set to film at the vacant police station for the next several days. Tripodi added that the Fox production crew approached the town about using the police station and the town is to receive roughly $1,000 for each day the production is in town. Tripodi said the crew working on the show have been “very professional and they love the building.”
“It’s great exposure for the town,” Tripodi said. “I don’t think this is going to be the last time that they’ll be here, and it’s generating revenue for the town, so we’re very happy to have them here.”
Sabrina Reilly, bartender at Briar’s Restaurant across the street from the filming, said she was excited to have the show filming in her neighborhood.
“I love the show and it’s really a movie-quality kind of show,” Reilly said, adding she has seen various actors from the production run in and out of the police station for the last two days. “I’m a little upset they never asked me to be a dead body.”
The Fox TV show is based in Maryland and follows former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (played by Kevin Bacon) as he attempts to track down serial killer Joe Carroll (played by James Purefoy) after he escapes from death row, according to press information from Fox Broadcasting. The show is from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek” and the “Scream” franchise).
Actors dressed as Maryland News crew members, state troopers, U.S. marshals and FBI agents also ran around the building during filming. Bacon’s fellow star Shawn Ashmore (who plays Agent Mike Weston on the show) also was seen walking in and out of the building during filming.