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The Following Scoop: 90210 Vet Jessica Stroup Joins Cast

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Remember when we said in Spoiler Chat this morning that we will meet Ryan Hardy's (Kevin Bacon) niece in season two? Well, now we have a face to the character!

90210 alum Jessica Stroup has been cast as new series regular Max, E! News has confirmed. Max is an NYPD cop working in the Intel Division and will become a very valuable ally to her uncle Ryan. Don't you wish you were related to Kevin Bacon, even in fictional form? Us, too.

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We also hinted at the fact that something might be brewing between her and Agent Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore), because their first interaction is full of sparks, even if they aren't of the romantic persuasion. You know what they say: There is at thin line between hate and doing it. Or something like that.

Another new face joining the cast in season two is Beautiful Creatures' Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang, an impressionable young girl who gets wrapped up in Joe Carroll's (James Purefoy) cult, whether she likes it or not.

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EW.com first reported the news of Stroup's and Boone's casting.

As we first revealed, Homeland alum Valerie Cruz has also signed on for the second season of The Following as NYPD detective Gina Mendez, who will work closely with Agent Weston. Other recent castings include Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) as a love interest for Ryan and Dexter actor Sam Underwood as a new bad guy the FBI will undoubtedly be chasing eventually. 

The Following is set to return in January 2014.

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