Fox confirms ‘Prodigal Son’ season 2, ‘The Masked Singer,’ ‘Next’, ‘Filthy Rich’

The famous serial killer drama Prodigal Son returns for season 2, along with other notable shows recently renewed by Fox.

The Prodigal Son has just released its season finale on April 27. However, Fox has already renewed it for season 2 along with other shows like The Masked Singer, Next and Filthy Rich. With this at hand, fans are eager to know the details regarding the upcoming season.

Fox officially announces renewal of Prodigal Son

Fox president of entertainment, Michael Thorn has acknowledged the outstanding impact of Prodigal Son to its viewers. He also complimented the performance of Tom Payne and Michael Sheen which captivated the series’ fans.

Moreover, he did not fail to mention the compelling portrayals of the entire cast which added searing dynamics to the show, This includes Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, as well as writers Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver.

Thorn further said,

“We’d like to thank our friends Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and everyone at Warner Bros. Television for helping make a series that left everyone wanting more, and we’re thrilled to have ‘Prodigal Son’ return for our 2020-21 slate.”

The series’ renewal was not a surprise

Since Prodigal Son was a solid performer in its first season, the renewal was not a surprise for devotees. As a matter of fact, the show averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. It has also garnered a whopping 5.83 million viewers with a week of delayed viewing.

Furthermore, it ranked third among Fox’s first-year shows in both measures. According to the network, it has a multiplatform audience of 8.9 million viewers.

Prodigal son: plot

The Prodigal Son is a serial killer drama that follows Tom Payne’s character Malcolm Bright. He is a son of the infamous serial killer Malcolm Whitly (Michael Sheen), also known as “The Surgeon.” As a child, Malcolm was responsible for enabling the police to arrest his father.

After a decade, Malcolm joined the Quantico, and became an FBI agent. However, after a copycat serial killer uses The Surgeons’ methods of killing, he finds himself drawn back into constant contact with his father.  Malcolm must both use Whitly’s insights to help the police solve particularly horrible crimes and battle his own inner demons.

Prodigal Son season 2 details

Details are scarce regarding the plot of the upcoming season. Even the list of cast which will reprise their roles in the next installment remains uncertain. However, one of the show’s writer revealed that they will explore something new for season 2. Chris Fedak shared,

“We come at it on a seasonal perspective, this season was about Bright coming back to New York and opening up the mystery of the girl in the box and trying to understand that and in season two, there’s things we want to do, they’re like chapters.”

Considering the production shutdown caused by the global pandemic, Prodigal Son will most likely appear sometime in midseason.

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