The Following creator Kevin Williamson has teased the show's third season saying it will be a "reset".
Speaking at Comic-Con Williamson said, "We have a brand new story whether Joe is alive or dead. We don't know how he'll appear in season three. We always saw it as a reset."
Show producer Jennifer Johnson teased what's next for Kevin Bacon's character Ryan Hardy, "In episode one, we find that Ryan has looked at every case, just to make sure it isn't Joe Carroll related.
"There's a brand new threat that throws New York under a lockdown. The city will be a character and we'll see urban paranoia and the disintegration of the city."