'Prodigal Son': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything you need to know

'Prodigal Son': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything you need to know

In January this year, FOX ordered a pilot of the 'Prodigal Son' and in May it was ordered to series. The criminal psychologist thriller offers us a one hour look into how killers think and how their minds work. Thrown in the midst of this is the protagonist who struggles to make sense of his father's serial killer reputation and also his own neuroses.

Release date: 

The show will air on Fox this Fall on Mondays at 9 pm ET. 


The show will follow the life of Dr Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a criminal profiler whose father was a serial killer 'The Surgeon'. He was arrested on charges of murdering 23 people when Malcolm was a young boy. After FBI fires Malcolm, he is commissioned by an NYPD detective to help him on a case and turns out, the killer is a copy cat of a popular serial killer 'The Surgeon'. As he continues to help the police department solve the case, Malcolm understands himself and his demons better.


Tom Payne

Actor Tom Payne plays the role of Dr. Malcolm Bright in 'Prodigal Son'. (Source: Getty Images)

Actor Tom Payne will play the lead role of Dr Malcolm Bright in the series. He is a former FBI criminal profiler, who will work with the New York Police Department to solve crimes and one of them will be about a copy cat killer. This case will lead him to his father, the serial killer 'Surgeon'. 

Michael Sheen

Actor Michael Sheen plays the role of a serial killer in 'Prodigal Son'. (Source: Getty Images)

Michael Sheen as Martin Whitly will play the role of a serial killer 'The Surgeon' who was arrested on the charges of murdering 23 people. He is arrested in front of his young son who grows up to be a criminal profiler. 

Bellamy Young

Actor Bellamy Young will play Dr Malcolm Bright's mother in 'Prodigal Son'. (Source: Getty Images)

Actor Bellamy Young will play the role of serial killer Martin Whitly's wife and Dr Malcolm's mother Jessica Whitly in the upcoming series. 

Creator and Writer

“Prodigal Son” hails from writers and executive producers Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. Fedak most recently created the FBI magician drama “Deception” for ABC, on which Sklaver was a writer and consulting producer. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter will executive produce via Berlanti Productions. Lee Toland Krieger directed the pilot and will also executive produce.




The trailer of 'Prodigal Son' features how Malcolm Bright, a son of a serial killer grows up to be a criminal profiler for FBI only to get fired by them. He returns to the fold, with the help of an NYPD detective and helps the police department in solving crimes. 



The trailer of 'Prodigal Son' was released on May 15 along with other new FOX shows 'Deputy' and 'NeXt'.

If you like this, you'll love:

'Mindhunter', 'Hannibal', 'Criminal Minds', 'The Blacklist'.

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