By McKenzie Morrell
What if Hannibal Lecter were your father? A question posed to the audience as Prodigal Son premiered on FOX Sept. 23. The idea is not only daunting, but the fictional fate of these new characters on this fresh FOX series. But let’s really think about it for a second: Can a psychopath be a good father? Good husband? A decent human being? Surely, it’s too soon to see the truth behind Dr. Martin Whitly’s (Michael Sheen) intentions over the years... View More
By Pooja Salvi
Spoilers for Season 1 Episode 2 of 'Prodigal Son'
Parents often keep secrets for children as they aren't meant to know everything. But on Fox's 'Prodigal Son', the secrets Malcolm Bright's (Tom Payne) parents keep are lethal.
Bright's father Dr Martin Whitly is a serial killer who, in his prime, killed 23 people. He earned the moniker 'The Surgeon' since he used his medical expertise in the slaughter. In the 90s, after a young, 10-year-old Bright discovers this, he... View More
By Karen Kemmerle
Rarely does a take on the crime drama feel as fresh as Fox’s Prodigal Son. Tom Payne (doing a flawless American accent) stars as Malcolm Bright (formerly Whitly), a criminal psychologist and forensic profiler, who discovered as a young man that his father Martin (a superb Michael Sheen), was a serial killer and turned him in. Suffering from PTSD and a cavalcade of other issues, Malcolm struggles to interact with people and—despite his brilliance—build a professional career.
The only people Malcolm can truly... View More
By Meredith Jacobs
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Episode 3 of Prodigal Son, "Fear Response."]
On Prodigal Son, Bright (Tom Payne) is still trying to put together the mystery of the girl in the box and what exactly happened back when his father was arrested. And now we're beginning to delve into Jessica (Bellamy Young) and even see her visiting Martin (Michael Sheen) in flashbacks and the present day in "Fear Response."
And it's during the last visit to Martin's cell that... View More
By ARIANA ROMERO
“It’s delicious,” Bellamy Young announces over the phone. The Scandal alum is in a car zipping through New York City in between filming season 1 of her new FOX show Prodigal Son. Young — who plays “ferocious” Prodigal matriarch Jessica Whitly — could easily be describing a number of tantalizing mysteries knocking around the grey-tinged crime thriller. There’s the conundrum of The Girl in the Box, a chilling memory Jessica’s son Malcolm (Tom Payne) cannot shake from his childhood, and the question of how long it... View More