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Fox Orders Full Season of Freshman ‘Prodigal Son’

Nine Additional Episodes Brings the First Season to 22 Installments

Just two episodes in and Fox has greenlit scripted drama “Prodigal Son” for the full current TV season with an order for nine additional episodes. That takes the first season order of “Prodigal Son” to 22 hours.
The series centers on Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne, “The Walking Dead”), a psychologist who has a gift for understanding how serial killers think, because his father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex,” “Frost/Nixon”), 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 and stop killers, all while dealing with his manipulative mother, Jessica Whitly (Bellamy Young, “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds”), his sister Ainsley Whitly  (Halston Sage, “The Orville”), and a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, not to mention his own constantly evolving neuroses.
“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.