"Because even Poe-obsessed serial killers need friends, Fox is giving fans of its dastardly drama The Following a shot at buddying up with murder-happy mastermind Joe Carroll....
As Following fans dig into the material seeded throughout the Tumblr page, an already engaging linear TV series becomes a wholly immersive experience.
Another factor in Benty and svp of digital media William Bradford's favor is that they didn’t simply hire a marketing pro to script the transmedia elements. Writer Jan Libby’s c.v. includes everything from alternate-reality gaming to the Lonelygirl15 series; as Benty notes, Libby’s visual arts background (Cal College of the Arts, ICA Boston) make her especially suited to crafting links between a linear narrative and multimedia storytelling.
Bradford said the Tumblr page has gathered disciples steadily from week to week. At present, visitors to the site number in the tens of thousands. "All of what we're doing with Tumblr has been done in conjunction with showrunner Kevin Williamson and Warner Bros. TV," Bradford said. "It’s really an opportunity for us to extend the palette of the show. It’s not just a tune-in vehicle."..."