'The Following' gets new showrunner: Jennifer Johnson taking over Kevin Williamson's day-to-day duties

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the-following-new-showrunner-season-3.jpg "The Following" just gained a new leader.

As part of an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, Jennifer Johnson will be taking over the day-to-day duties of the FOX serial killer thriller for Season 3 from Kevin Williamson, Deadline reports.

While Williamson will remain an executive producer on "The Following" he is going to be focusing most of his time and attention on the fall CBS drama "Stalker" -- hence, why Johnson is stepping in. This is what Williamson did when "The Following" first premiered and he handed over the reins of The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" to co-showrunner Julie Plec.

Johnson's previous TV credits include "Cold Case," "Chase" and "Alcatraz."
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