Prodigal Son: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)

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Season 1
Prodigal Son

Critics Consensus

Though it shows promise, Prodigal Son sidelines a spectacular Michael Sheen in favor of a more pedestrian procedural that often drifts too deeply into the grotesque.

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Critic Ratings: 33

87%

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User Ratings: 502

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 23, 2019

Criminal psychologist Malcolm Bright helps the NYPD solve crimes, while also dealing with a manipulative mother, an annoyingly normal sister and a homicidal father.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2019

As Bright slips into the mind of a serial killer, he must deal with the repercussions of seeing his father for the first time in years.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2019

A drug-induced homicide forces Malcolm to rethink his fears; Gil, Jessica and Ainsley catch wind that Malcolm has been seeing his father again.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2019

As Malcolm's childhood memories surface, he realizes his father's killing spree may not have been a surprise to everyone in the family; Malcolm, Gil, Dani and JT hunt for a stalker with a creepy eye for design.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2019

Malcolm searches the depths of his mind to unravel the mystery of the girl in the box; when the NYPD investigates a homicide and assumes it is linked to a drug cartel, Malcolm discovers a secret about Dani's past that draws them closer together.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2019

When Bright uncovers a photo of himself and Martin from when he was a kid, he is forced to focus on the repressed memories from his childhood psyche; Jessica and Malcolm agree they must put a stop to Ainsley's idea.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2019

Bright's quest for answers about his childhood leads him to a junkyard, where he's bombarded with gunshots; Ainsley's exclusive interview with Martin takes an unexpected turn, forcing her to team up with Bright.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2019

As the NYPD digs into the "Junkyard Killer" case, Malcolm realizes the main suspect may have had a connection to his father; Ainsley itches to be the first one on the case; Jessica panics, fearing she may never be able to leave the past behind.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2019

When Martin is locked away in solitary confinement and the FBI takes over the Junkyard Killer case, Malcolm uses his spare time as an excuse to try out a normal lifestyle; the NYPD tracks a new homicide that's linked to an elite underground sex club.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2019

Knowing that the "Junkyard Killer" was in cahoots with his father, Malcolm goes against the FBI's wishes and continues to investigate; an epic blowout with Ainsley leads Jessica to take matters into her own hands.

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Cast & Crew

Tom Payne
Malcolm Bright

Actor
Michael Sheen
Dr. Martin Whitly

Actor
Bellamy Young
Jessica Whitly

Actor
Lou Diamond Phillips
Gil Arroyo

Actor
Halston Sage
Ainsley Whitly

Actor
Aurora Perrineau
Dani Powell

Actor
Frank Harts
JT Tarmel

Actor
Keiko Agena
Dr. Edrisa Guilfoyle

Actor
Kasjan Wilson
Young Bright

Guest Star
Dermot Mulroney
Nicholas Endicott

Guest Star
Esau Pritchett
Mr. David

Guest Star
Charlayne Woodard
Dr. Gabrielle Le Deux

Guest Star
Molly Griggs
Eve Blanchard

Guest Star
Michael Raymond-James
Paul Lazar

Guest Star
Matthew Maher
Tevin

Guest Star
Raymond Lee
Jin

Guest Star
Meagan Good
Colette Swanson

Guest Star
Marylouise Burke
Matilda Watkins

Guest Star
James Saito
Dr. Higa

Guest Star
Anna Eilinsfeld
Girl

Guest Star
Greg Berlanti
Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter
Executive Producer
Chris Fedak
Executive Producer
Sam Sklaver
Executive Producer
Lee Toland Krieger
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Prodigal Son: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Prodigal Son: Season 1

  • Oct 14, 2021
    Very derivative. Cringy at times. Felt sorry for the cast Dreadful
  • Oct 12, 2021
    Both Season 1 and 2 of this show were amazing! I love the entire cast - they could do humor and drama and suspense. Writing is smart. It seems that many solid meaty shows like this one are not renewed in favor of cheap reality shows or cheap game shows.
  • Aug 23, 2021
    A gripping and compelling series from start to finish, Tom Payne's "Malcolm Bright" finally utilizes all of Payne's variety of phenomenol acting talent & is a perfect co-star to the utterly charming & deliciously sinister Michael Sheen's "Martin Whitly", Lou Diamond Phillips' strong & supportive "Gil Arroyo" & Bellamy Young as fierce & protective Mom "Jessica Whitly" stand strong & are simply refreshing. HBO Westworld's Aurora Perrineau, Gilmore Girls' Keiko Agena, Frank Harts & Halston Sage round out the cast of supporting characters, each making the characters so complex and completely their own identities that they feel familiar almost immediately. A show that carefully deals with mental health in a real & sensitive way like nothing I've ever seen, it is a remarkable piece of television, it must continue to another Season.
  • Aug 20, 2021
    A unique look at a procedural cop show. The plot is fantastic, the characters are well rounded, the humor is dark & witty and the writing is sublime! There are twists and turns in every episode. And it's a masterclass in acting.
  • Jul 18, 2021
    I thought this show was bizarre. Poor writing, thoroughly unbelievable. Nothing clever or entertaining about this show,
  • Jun 08, 2021
    What an exceptional tv show! Does not belong on the FOX Network at all. Fox is run by morons.
  • Jun 04, 2021
    Can't believe Prodigal Son is canceled - it's one of the best shows out there! Awesome cast, great twists and keeps you guessing through the whole episode. Please reconsider renewing!! #saveprodigalson
  • Jun 03, 2021
    I love this show! Please reconsider your decision to cancel!!
  • May 15, 2021
    I love Prodigal Son. The show Is simply addictive. So sad to see it cancelled #saveprodigalson #savesunshine
  • May 13, 2021
    This show has a spectacular cast and amazing writing. While it is a crime show, Prodigal Son stands apart from other procedurals with intriguing cases and complex characters. I honestly cannot think of a show to compare it to. Prodigal Son is a smart and thrilling watch with dark themes and surprising moments of humor.

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