Today’s The Following Comic-Con panel brought confirmation of what many fans suspected – James Purefoy‘s cult leader/serial killer Joe Carroll, believed to have perished in the first-season finale, will return in the upcoming second season.
The news comes on the heels of word that Natalie Zea will reprise her role as Claire Matthews, also suspected dead at the end of the first chapter, in Season 2.
As for how Carroll survived? Get your theories in!
Alluding to the storylines for Season 2, series creator Kevin Williamson admitted that there will be “a brand new cast that will move along” with the central players, adding:
“We just keep moving forward, telling new stories. It’s going to have the fun of last season, the pace and the thrills and the twists and the turns, but it’ll give us an opportunity to tell a new story.”