In this week's season finale, viewers saw former conman Neal (Matt Bomer) uncover a stash of priceless artifacts.
"What happens in the finale sets the stage for everything we start doing in season three," Goffman told Give Me My Remote. "It really takes the show in another direction."
Series star Bomer also confirmed that Neal's discovery will have a strong impact on the character.
"[The twist] basically defines what [Neal's] journey for the next season is going to be," he explained.
White Collar creator Jeff Eastin previously suggested that the former con-man will now be tempted to revisit his criminal past.
The series was originally renewed for a third run back in September.