Fox orders 'Prodigal Son', 'neXt', 'Deputy' pilots to series as 'Lethal Weapon' and two other shows await the green light
There's a lot of new shows heading your way on Fox. The network has just picked up four new shows for its slate out of its six drama pilots. The list includes serial killer drama 'Prodigal Son' starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen, 'neXt' starring John Slattery, a police drama starring 'True Detective's Stephen Dorff called 'Deputy', and an Annie Weisman/Jason Katims sister drama. 'Filthy Rich' headlined by Kim Cattrall along with 'Lethal Weapon', 'The Passage' and 'Star' are still awaiting a green light.
'Deputy's plotline reads: "A modern cop drama that blends the spirit of a classic Western with a modern-day attitude and gritty authenticity. When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman, more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics. He leads a skilled team of ambitious and complicated human beings who won’t rest until justice is served." It stars Yara Martinez, Brian Van Holt, Siena Goines, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Shane Paul McGhie and other along with Dorff.
The second show, 'neXt' is "A propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves," says the longline.
The third show in Fox's kitty is 'Prodigal Son' which is "a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone. 'Prodigal Son' stars Payne as a criminal psychologist Malcolm Bright, who solves crimes for the NYPD by knowing how killers think — because his father is one. Sheen plays Malcolm’s dad Dr. Martin Whitly, an infamous serial killer known as “The Surgeon.” Bellamy Young (Scandal), Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire) and Halston Sage (The Orville) lead the supporting cast. Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver (Deception) are the creators, with the Greg Berlanti onboard as an executive producer.
The fourth series being ordered is an untitled drama which follows "an unusual family formed through extreme odds, exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family. An only child finds her life turned upside down when her father reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters. As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family," says the longline. It is based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series, 'Sisters,' from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks. Stars Brittany Snow and Emily Osment.
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