Kevin Bacon offered an apology to his Twitter followers for retweeting a comment that revealed a crucial plot point for his show before International audiences would have seen the episode.
“To all the fans abroad and late watchers I’m truly sorry I retweeted a spoiler,” the actor wrote. “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.
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.”