Fox picks up Prodigal Son for full season
The Hollywood Reporter has introduced phrase that freshman serial killer drama Prodigal Son has scored massive at Fox because the community has picked it up for a full season simply two weeks into its premiere outing, scoring 9 further episodes for a complete 22-episode season.
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Prodigal Son facilities on a prison psychologist named Malcolm Bright (Payne), who is aware of how killers assume as a result of his father, Martin Whitly, is a infamous serial killer often known as “The Surgeon.” Malcolm will use his twisted genius and razor-sharp instincts as a forensic profiler to assist the NYPD remedy crimes and cease killers, all whereas coping with a manipulative mom, annoyingly regular sister, and a homicidal father nonetheless trying to bond along with his prodigal son and his personal continually evolving neuroses.
The sequence stars Tom Payne (The Walking Dead) because the good crime profiler Malcolm Bright, and Golden Globe-nominated actor Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex, Good Omens) as Malcolm’s father, Martin Whitly, who was as soon as a loyal household man and a profitable cardiothoracic surgeon with high-profile sufferers. He’s additionally a predatory sociopath who’s in jail for murdering greater than 20 folks.
It can even characteristic Bellamy Young (Scandal) as Jessica Whitly, Oscar nominee Lou Diamond Phillips (Stand and Deliver) as Gil, Aurora Perrineau (Jem and the Holograms) as Dani, Halston Sage (Before I Fall) as Ainsley Whitly and Frank Harts (The Leftovers) as JT.
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Chris Fedak (Chuck) and Sam Sklaver (Deception) wrote the pilot and are govt producing alongside Berlanti Productions’ Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter in addition to director Lee Toland Krieger. Fox Entertainment is a co-producer. Berlanti’s different pilots this season embrace The CW’s Batwoman and Katy Keene.