Bacon retweeted a comment from a fan that revealed the spoiler. A user named @jodigomes had tweeted approval of a recent plot development, which was a major twist for the show.
The actor apologized for retweeting the spoiler.
“To all the fans abroad and late watchers I'm truly sorry I retweeted a spoiler,” the actor tweeted on April 9. “I just wasn't thinking. Won't happen again.”
Bacon also posted a similar apology on his website, with the website version ending in “(My bad).”
Bacon plays a former FBI agent named Ryan Hardy who is brought back on the job after a serial killer he helped catch escapes from prison. The killer, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), has amassed a group of fanatical followers who will do anything to help Carroll succeed in his plot against Ryan. Further complicating matters is the fact that Ryan became involved in a relationship with Joe’s ex-wife.
Williamson told Entertainment Weekly that he mentioned to his agent, “I want to get someone like Kevin Bacon” when discussing the part of Hardy. His agent replied, “What about Kevin Bacon?”
The show is quickly approaching the end of its first season, with the last episode set to air April 29, but the “Following” network, Fox, has already renewed the show for a second season.
Bacon broke out with his lead role in the 1984 film “Footloose” and has since appeared in films such as “Apollo 13,” “Mystic River” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” as well as guest-starring on the TV show “Bored to Death.” Purefoy starred as Mark Antony on the HBO series “Rome” and recently appeared in the Showtime comedy “Episodes.”