The Following executive producer/director Marcos Siega has been dishing the dirt on the show’s season 2 finale and giving out some hints about the show’s upcoming third season.
If you haven’t seen the season 2 finale of The Following then stop reading now so we don’t spoil anything. If you have seen it and want the scoop keep reading.
Talking to Give Me My Remote, Siega teased some interesting details about the show’s upcoming third season. In the interview Siega confirmed that Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) won’t be breaking out of prison in season 3 and that the new season ‘won’t be about Joe’.
Fans shouldn’t worry as Joe will still be part of the series but Siega explained, “His role will be about closing out that chapter and how that impacts Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon). And then we’re able to reinvent the show, without changing the DNA of the show.”
Siega revealed that the create team weren’t 100% certain of the identity of the person who picked up Mark (Sam Underwood) at the end of the season: “There are specific ideas. I hate to say we know for sure, because — I could say yes, but things change. I like the idea that we are now going to sit down and see if that’s the best way to go.”
Other juicy details revealed are that Claire (Natalie Zea) won’t have an active role in season 3, the show won’t turn into a buddy show where Ryan and Joe work together, and Mark will be back.