Connie Nielsen has been cast as a series regular in season 2 of The Following.
According to TV Guide, Nielsen will play Lily Grey, a SoHo art dealer who turns to Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) for help and forms an unexpected connection with him that could lead to problems down the road.
Nielsen, who is also known from Law & Order: SVU, in which she played Detective Dani Beck, will next be seen on the big screen in Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” and McG’s “Three Days of Kill” opposite Kevin Costner, according to TV Line.
This is the second big hire for season 2 of the Fox thriller. Nielsen’s casting follows the news that Dexter alum Sam Underwood is joining the cast, playing a young man who may or may not be a follower of the “late” Joe Carroll (James Purefoy).