The Following Season 3 on Netflix

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The Following is a fast-paced crime drama focused on the rivalry between cult leader Joe Carroll and FBI agent Ryan Hardy. Full of intrigue and action, it will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Season 3 of The Following garnered above average reviews from fans and critics for much of its run. In this article, you will find specific information and plot points about The Following Season 3 and its Netflix availability and contains spoilers from previous seasons.

The Following Season 3

Season Release Date on Netflix: September 21, 2015
Directors: Marcos Siega, Rob Seidenglanz, Gary Love, Nicole Kassell, Mary Harron, Sylvain White, David Tuttman, David McWhirter
Runtime: 43 minutes
Season’s IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Season’s Rotten Tomatoes Score: N/A

In The Following’s third season, the show picks up with the charismatic murderer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) awaiting execution on death row. Feeling victorious over his foe, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) appears to have left the darkness of his past behind and is happily beginning a new life. When threats from Carroll’s followers begin to appear on television, however, he is pulled back into his mission of apprehending the homicidal cult members still on the loose.

Also appearing in the third season of The Following is FBI agent Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore), who is determined to catch his own nemesis, and the murderer of his father, Mark (Sam Underwood).

Weston struggles to balance the need to find justice for his family with maintaining a semblance of sanity in his personal life. However, his efforts to reconcile with his estranged girlfriend, Max Hardy (Jessica Stroup), are disrupted every time Mark creeps back into his life.

Michael Ealy joins The Following cast with the stunning and terrifying portrayal of Theo, a remorseless killer with startling ties to a deeper conspiracy.


The original concept of this show came from Kevin Williamson, who wrote the 1996 classic, Scream, and its sequel. He had planned for the plot of a lethal cult to feature heavily in Scream 3’s conclusion, but ultimately his script did not go into production. He remained enamored with the idea, however, and in 2013 The Following hit television waves.

Season 3 of The Following was filmed in New York City and originally aired on FOX, premiering on March 2, 2015. The season 3 finale aired on May 18, 2015, concluding the series.

At least one person dies in every episode.

Ultimately, despite a reasonably strong start, the third season of The Following failed to maintain its viewership. As the ratings fell, Fox made the decision not to renew the show for a fourth season.

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The Following Season 3 Episode Guide

The Following Season 3 Episode 1: New Blood
The Following Season 3 Episode 2: Boxed In
The Following Season 3 Episode 3: Exposed
The Following Season 3 Episode 4: Home
The Following Season 3 Episode 5: A Hostile Witness
The Following Season 3 Episode 6: Reunion
The Following Season 3 Episode 7: The Hunt
The Following Season 3 Episode 8: Flesh & Blood
The Following Season 3 Episode 9: Kill the Messenger
The Following Season 3 Episode 10: Evermore
The Following Season 3 Episode 11: Demons
The Following Season 3 Episode 12: The Edge
The Following Season 3 Episode 13: A Simple Trade
The Following Season 3 Episode 14: Dead or Alive
The Following Season 3 Episode 15: The Reckoning

Is Season 3 of The Following on Netflix?

Yes! However, it is currently only available for American Netflix customers. The Australian, Canadian, and UK versions of the streaming site have yet to add the third season of The Following to their respective lineups.

As for the rest of the world, season 3 of The Following  (plus the first 2 ones, for the matter) are available in Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, and Trinidad and Tobago.


If you are looking for a series that blends the procedural police drama archetype with the unflinching thrills of a horror movie, this is the show for you. The Following Season 3 brings viewers the popular personalities from earlier episodes, introduces exciting new characters, and ups the ante of previous seasons, delivering plot twists that will leave you frightened for days.


  1. i am so angry fox cancelled “the following”…left us empty, with no conclusion…please, bring it back!!!!

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