Mexican newcomer Adan Canto made his U.S. television debut this week with the broadcast of the first episode of "The Following," a new series from Fox starring Kevin Bacon.

"It's a very beautiful surprise and I feel fortunate to be in this situation," the 31-year-old actor told Efe.

The series features Bacon as a troubled former FBI agent called back into service after the serial killer he captured years earlier escapes from death row.

Canto, a veteran of Mexican television, portrays Billy Thomas, described by the actor as a "loving, very passionate" man who "wants only a secure place in the world."

"There will be many surprises with this character," Canto says. "Every time I read the next episode it was a great surprise, I never imagined the things that are going to happen."

The Mexican actor, who is also a singer-songwriter, said it is a a "marvel" to work with Bacon, someone he has long admired.