‘The Following’ Season 2 Details Revealed – What Happens Next?

Published 1 year ago by , Updated September 15th, 2013 at 1:29 pm,

Final Thoughts

…we completely understand that people are going to be upset about certain things because ultimately we’re just trying to service this story. This is a work of fiction. It’s like reading a good book. My favorite books I buy into the moments that are clearly absurd because I’m invested. We try our best when we hit those moments to not distract from the story in a way where it takes you out of it.

We put it all out there in terms of what we’d want the audience to be guessing: Who really died? How do you resolve it? How do you move forward if people die? What I can say about Season 2 is that it’s a very different season, but at the same time it will feel like a continuation of the story. There’s no way to tell the same story again; we can’t have the exact same moments of jeopardy, because then people will get bored and it’s predictable. The brilliance behind the series that Kevin has built is that he’s seen how these steps need to evolve. The thing that’s going to surprise people most, I hope, is that the fans will become as invested in that story as they were in this one — and even more so because now they know these characters and we’ll have to spend less time explaining backstory.

Now that you know a bit more about what’s to come, it’s time to figure out what exactly that means for The Following season 2.

Siega’s subtle comments about Carroll, when coupled with the actual season finale (where we didn’t actually see him die), reveal that Joe will likely be back next year. In reference to Claire, Siega’s comments about filming additional scenes could mean that A) Claire is dead and a final, emotional scene w/ Hardy is needed for the season 2 premiere or B) Claire is simply injured and producers wanted to finish filming the scene without having to bring back Jennifer Ferrin, who plays Molly, when they begin production on next season.

As for Emma, the “new” followers and a (possible, though unlikely) new nemesis – these elements are likely just tools to help producers evolve the series from season 1 to season 2. That said, with Emma still running around, everyone – including Carroll – should be concerned because, as the series has shown, there isn’t anything she won’t do – and she’s currently the biggest threat out there.

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The Following season 2 will air in 2014 on Fox.

Source: Entertainment Weekly; TVLine

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  1. It’s an entertaining , suspenseful, TV series, and isn’t that why we watch? Or follow? TV isn’t meant for reality- you have that every minute you are living. TV is an escape from reality- so sit back and enjoy. Can’t wait for season 2!

  2. When is season 2 coming out?

    • January 2014…unfortunately. I just saw the trailer on Entertainment Weekly’s blog.

  3. Loved season1 cant wait for season 2. Im in uk x

  4. Im so excited, I cant wait to begin watching session 2. Im really into this movie

  5. “We got people to root for Joe, right? We got you to fall in love with Joe Carroll the serial killer. ”

    Did people really root for him? I usually end up on the serial killers side (the fall, Hannibal, etc) but I really hated joe and his followers. But maybe that was just my bias towards kevin bacon.

  6. This show failed on so many levels. Initially I thought that it would be good, the opening scene drew me in. But it all went down hill fairly fast. I stuck it out to the final episode, I really shouldn’t have. It was kind of like watching a B-movie, so terrible but one wants to see the outcome because of time vested. To begin with, the law enforcement entities in the show are ridiculous. I know better than to expect a fully realistic portrayal of the FBI and so on. But the absolute stupidity and 100% lack of realism in the show is unforgivable. And for all you people who think it is realistic (this includes you writers) , I suggest you people spend some time at a police station, or on a ride along. I have many friends in law enforcement, we talk about there job on a regular basis. I can’t imagine a single one of them running into dark buildings , where domestic terrorists are armed to the teeth are waiting to ambush them, and not ever calling for back up. Nor a single one of them not properly searching individuals that enter their stations. The massacre was laughable, seriously? … And so on and so fourth. The characters were not likable, so thereby no vested interest in wether they live or die. The exception being Kevin Bacon, but more so because he was the lead. Entirely too much time is spent in developing the followers of carol , and far too little developing the law enforcement side. In other words the followers of carol bored me to tears more. Carol himself is incredibly boring, there is no reason to like him. Hannibal Lector was an atrocious, evil characters , but very well portrayed with an incredible script. He was a villain that one wants to spend time getting to know. I am sure I am leaving a lot out, but this touches the surface. You guys owe 15 hours of my life back.

  7. I did not miss a season 1 episode. I admit being afraid watching the show all by my lonesome. So much excitement. So many twist. I am “The Follower” of this terrific show!

  8. When does it come back on? I miss it so much

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  10. I will be peed if Carroll or even Emma is alive. Not because I don’t like their characters but because I need “some” form of reality here. This show is ridiculous in every sense of the word but it’s hooked me nonetheless.

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