Prodigal Son - Season 2
Prodigal Son is an American procedural drama television series created by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver for the Fox Broadcasting Company that premiered on September 23, 2019 and concluded on May 18, 2021. In October 2019, the series was picked up for a full season. In May 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on January 12, 2021. In May 2021, the series was canceled after two seasons.
Prodigal Son - Season 2
On January 28, 2019, it was announced that Fox had given the production a pilot order. The pilot was written by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, who executive produces alongside Lee Toland Krieger, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Production companies involved with the pilot include Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. On March 12, 2019, it was announced that Lee Toland Krieger would be directing the series. On May 9, 2019, it was announced that the production had been given a series order. The following day, it was announced that the series would premiere in the Fall of 2019. The series debuted on September 23, 2019. On October 7, 2019, the series was picked up for a full season of 22 episodes. In March 2020, Warner Bros. Television suspended production on the series upon the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, episode 20 served as the first season finale.
In February 2019, it was announced that Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau and Frank Harts had been cast in the pilot's lead roles. Alongside the pilot's order announcement, in March 2019, it was reported that Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Finn Jones, Keiko Agena and Halston Sage had joined the cast. Four days later, on March 12, 2019, it was announced that Tom Payne would replace Jones in the starring role of Malcolm Bright, during first table readings. On February 10, 2020, Dermot Mulroney was cast in a recurring role. On December 7, 2020, Christian Borle and Michael Potts joined the cast in recurring capacities for the second season. On January 6, 2021, Catherine Zeta-Jones joined the cast for the second half of the season.
Are we gearing up for some Dani backstory or a peek into her personal life? The show is leaving enough there to suggest they may dig into that. We've previously discussed our eagerness to learn more about Dani in the comments section over the season.
Fox has officially announced its renewal for Prodigal Son Season 2, assuring fans that the crimson-coated cliffhanger on which the inaugural season ended will get to play out onscreen. Moreover, in a move that seems to imply that this renewal was always in the bag, the network also released a proper teaser trailer for the second season of Prodigal Son, featuring new footage about the aftermath of said cliffhanger moment (more on that angle later).
Fox is set to ring in the new year with Prodigal Son Season 2 premiering Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET. The show was previously confirmed for the 2020-2021 TV season and it seems as though the network was satisfied enough with the its coronavirus protocol to maintain that schedule.
Season Two of Prodigal Son is an American crime drama television series that premiered on September 23, 2020. On May 21, 2020, the series was confirmed for a second season. Season Two premiered on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 on 9pm.
The first season of Prodigal Son premiered in September 2019 and aired until April 2020. Through the 20-episode season, fans got acquainted with the Whitley family and watched Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) solve a lifelong mystery.
All of the main cast of Prodigal Son are expected to return for season 2, including Tom Payne (who plays criminal psychologist Malcolm Bright) and Michael Sheen (who plays Malcolm's father, serial killer Dr Martin Whitly).
Academy Award, Tony Award and three-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago, Ocean's 12, Traffic, Feud) will join FOX's hit drama, Prodigal Son, for Season Two of the series. Starring as a series regular opposite fellow Welsh actor Michael Sheen, Zeta-Jones will appear in the latter half of the season as Dr. Vivian Capshaw, Claremont Psychiatric's resident MD. In Season Two, Dr. Martin Whitly (Sheen) is assigned to infirmary duty, and Dr. Capshaw (Zeta-Jones) revels in tasking "The Surgeon" to clean bedpans and mop the floor. But as Martin proves valuable in treating patients, Capshaw begins to see him in a new light...which is not a good thing.
"An extraordinary talent, Catherine Zeta-Jones is the perfect foil for the brilliant Michael Sheen," said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, FOX Entertainment. "I can't wait to see these two greats go head-to-head in a season that is bound to raise the bar set by an outstanding Season One."
Prodigal Son follows Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a criminal profiler with a rare talent for getting inside the minds of killers. He learned how they think because his father, Martin Whitly, was a notorious serial killer known as "The Surgeon." Now he's using his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve their most puzzling murders. Bright's team, led by his longtime mentor, NYPD Lieutenant Gil Arroyo (Lou Diamond Phillips), includes Detectives Dani Powell (Aurora Perrineau), JT TARMEL (Frank Harts) and medical examiner Dr. Edrisa Tanaka (Keiko Agena). Season Two picks up with Bright's personal life in disarray after the shocking actions of his sister, AINSLEY (Halston Sage), in the Season One finale. Now, he must "take care" of her and protect his mother, Jessica Whitly (Bellamy Young), from a secret that could tear the family apart all over again! Further complicating matters, Martin seeks to deepen his relationship with Bright, his prodigal son, but forging this bond leads to shocking twists and revelations. Season Two guest stars include Christian Borle and Michael Potts.
Prodigal Son has now returned for season 2 on FOX in the US as viewers enjoy the terrifying procedural. However, many will still be wondering when it will make its way to UK screens as well. Express.co.uk has rounded up everything you need to know about this, including the show's cast, trailer and plot.
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The network has renewed the serial killer drama for a second season, closing the books on its scripted offerings from 2019-20. Its pickup follows renewals for The Resident and Last Man Standing earlier in the week, while the first-year comedy Outmatched was canceled.
An already completed season of MasterChef Junior, the docuseries Cosmos: Possible Worlds, WWE Smackdown and the NFL and college football (assuming their seasons are able to proceed as planned) will round out the fall schedule. The only entertainment series that would require new production for fall is The Masked Singer.
The second season of Fox's serial killer thriller Prodigal Son is set to debut next week, and it seems that the new season will find Catherine Zeta-Jones joining the cast as Dr. Vivian Capsaw, the resident MD at the Claremont Psychiatric Hospital where Dr. Martin Whitly aka The Surgeon (Michael Sheen) resides.
PHILLIPS: The boys knew at the end of last season that they would want to let me direct one [this season]. So, as they were breaking the storylines and figuring out which episodes were going to go where, they were mindful of the fact that I would need some time to prep, and then also, direct a show that I would be in as well. So, they were able to apply that philosophy to not only the schedule, but to the individual episode, so that I would have time on both ends.
Surprise! It turns out that the cryptic title for Prodigal Son's season finale, "Like Father..." had a very different meaning than we originally expected! Heading into Monday night's final episode of the season, we might've expected to cap that phrase with "Like Son," since the entire show has thus far centered on Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) and whether he's anything like his serial killer father, Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen). However, the correct ending is actually "Like Daughter" right now because, in the end, it was Ainsley (Halston Sage) who wound up wielding the weapon to become a killer.
From the start, there was always something lingering beneath the surface with Ainsley. Even in the pilot you could see her lying to Malcolm, and he could intuit that. Did you guys always know that it would come to this -- that she would become the prodigal daughter?Sam Sklaver: We did. We were always really interested in this idea that Malcolm was always the one seemingly to be affected by his father. He had the closest relationship with his father. He went on to become a profiler and working with the FBI, and Malcolm had all of these connections and all of these lingering doubts with their father, but Ainsley was always telling herself that she was too young when her dad was arrested to be affected by it. But memory starts really being affected by age two or three, so we knew that while Ainsley was putting up a strong front, there was no doubt that she was always affected by her father's crimes, and we were always excited to tell a story like this. And when Halston Sage really started -- her portrayal of Ainsley just got so strong, and she was such a go-to character for us that this was always something that we were building to with a lot of excitement, and we were lucky to be able to tell this story.
Sklaver: That was, I believe, when we first pitched the show to Fox. We told them that Ainsley was going to kill someone at the end of the first season. That was our desire, and we engineered it to be that way. It was very exciting. 041b061a72