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Fox Renews ‘Prodigal Son’ for Season 2

Fox Renews ‘Prodigal Son’ for Season 2

  • Fox has renewed the drama 'Prodigal Son' for a second season.
Fox Renews ‘Prodigal Son’ for Season 2

Fox has renewed Prodigal Son for a second season although it remains to be seen where it fits into the networks 2020-2021 season.

Prodigal Son follows Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a psychologist who has a gift for understanding how serial killers think because his father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen) was one of the worst, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” Bright is the best criminal psychologist around and murder is the family business. He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes for his longtime mentor, NYPD Detective Gil ArroyoI (Lou Diamond Phillips), all while dealing with his manipulative mother, Jessica Whitly (Bellamy Young), his seemingly normal sister, Ainsley Whitly (Halston Sage) and a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son.

The series also stars Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, and Keiko Agena.

“From the moment ‘Prodigal Son’ premiered, fans have been captivated by the astounding performances turned in by Tom Payne and Michael Sheen, as they go head-to-head in one of most unique family relationships on television,” said Fox president of entertainment Michael Thorn.  “Adding to these searing dynamics are the equally compelling portrayals from Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage and the entire cast in a brilliant premiere season as told by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver.  We’d like to thank our friends Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and everyone at Warner Bros. Television for helping make a series that left everyone wanting more, and we’re thrilled to have ‘Prodigal Son’ return for our 2020-21 slate.”

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Prodigal Son is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and FOX Entertainment. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter serve as executive producers. Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver are both executive producers, showrunners and writers on the series. Lee Toland Krieger directed and executive-produced the pilot.

Fox previously announced that its shows Last Man Standing and The Resident have been renewed.

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