About the Show
In 2015, hit psychological thriller THE FOLLOWING pulls back the curtain on its most stunning season yet. The heart-stopping twists and startling revelations of Season Three will turn everything you thought you knew about THE FOLLOWING upside down.
It’s been a year since the climatic events of Season Two – a year that has made a lifetime of difference for FBI agent RYAN HARDY (Kevin Bacon). We see Ryan as we’ve never seen him before. He’s involved with GWEN (Zuleikha Robinson, “Homeland,” “Rome”), an ER doctor and the mother of a seven-year-old girl. But a peaceful life is not in the cards for Ryan as a series of horrific murders rocks New York, sending its residents into a state of fear and paranoia, and the entire city into lockdown. Ryan struggles to balance his desire to be a good partner to the woman he loves and saving the city from one of the worst threats it’s ever faced. With Ryan’s arch-nemesis, manipulative serial killer JOE CARROLL (James Purefoy), on death row, and familiar faces – including psychopath MARK (Sam Underwood) – appearing in the most unexpected ways, Ryan is forced to ask: What if this is not Joe Carroll’s work, but something much bigger? What if Joe Carroll was just the beginning?
Season One found Ryan dragged back into a world of horror, when the FBI reached out to him in the wake of Joe’s escape from death row. Challenged with an ever-growing web of murders, Ryan and the FBI soon discovered they were up against not one killer, but a cult of killers directed by Joe, who appeared to die in a fiery explosion at season’s end.
As Season Two unfolded, Ryan, FBI Agent MIKE WESTON (Shawn Ashmore) and Ryan’s niece, NYPD officer MAX HARDY (Jessica Stroup), led an off-the-books investigation into Joe’s presumed death and the whereabouts of his cult’s remaining members.
But now, Ryan, for the first time ever, begins to suspect that his greatest enemy, the man responsible for an endless list of atrocities, may not be the biggest foe he’ll face – in fact, Joe just might be a prelude to horror he’s never imagined.