‘The Following’ Season 3, Episode 1: ‘New Blood’
The Following season 3, episode 1 premieres tonight on Fox.
In this week’s episode, Joe Carroll is on death row and his followers are no more, but a fresh series of brutal killings reopens old wounds for Ryan Hardy, and a terrifying new nemesis awaits him and the team.
The FBI estimates there are more than 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following? When notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture nine years ago.
The Following, season 3, episode 1, airs at 9 p.m. EST on Fox. Spoiler video below: