Pilot Episode of The Walking Dead Star Tom Payne’s New Show Prodigal Son Released Online

FOX has made the pilot episode of new crime drama Prodigal Son, starring former The Walking Dead star Tom Payne, out there to stream on YouTube without cost for a restricted time forward of its Monday, Sep. 23 community tv premiere. The pilot episode is obtainable to view in full till Sunday, Sep. 15.

From Emmy Award-nominated govt producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow), govt producer Sarah Schechter (Riverdale) and govt producers/writers Chris Fedak (Chuck) and Sam Sklaver (Deception), Prodigal Son is described as “a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone.”

Per its official synopsis:

MALCOLM BRIGHT (Payne) has a present. He is aware of how killers suppose and the way their minds work. Why? Back within the 1990s, his father was one of the worst, a infamous serial killer known as “The Surgeon.” So it is smart Bright is the most effective felony psychologist round; homicide is the household enterprise. He will use his twisted genius to assist the NYPD clear up crimes and cease killers, all whereas coping with a manipulative mom, annoyingly regular sister, a homicidal father nonetheless seeking to bond together with his , and his personal continuously evolving neuroses.

Meet the joyful household. DR. MARTIN WHITLY (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex,” “Frost/Nixon”) is clever, rich, charismatic and in addition occurs to be a predatory sociopath who killed at the least 23 folks. Bright’s mom, JESSICA WHITLY (Bellamy Young, “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds”), a chic and WASPy New Yorker, wields sarcasm like a samurai sword and has an opinion on each side of Bright’s life. Perhaps Bright’s solely ally is his sister, AINSLEY WHITLY (Halston Sage, THE ORVILLE), a TV journalist who needs her brother would “take a break from murder” and have a traditional life.

Unfortunately for his sister, the one approach Bright feels regular is by fixing circumstances with the assistance of his longtime mentor, NYPD Detective GIL ARROYO (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lou Diamond Phillips, “Longmire,” “Stand and Deliver”). Arroyo’s one of the most effective detectives round, and he expects no much less from his staff – Detective DANI POWELL (Aurora Perrineau, “The Carmichael Show,” “Jem and the Holograms”), a headstrong no-nonsense cop who rapidly turns into impressed with Bright’s work; and Detective JT TARMEL (Frank Harts, “Master of None,” “Billions”), a born-and-bred New Yorker who questions whether or not Bright is a psychopath himself.

So a lot for regular.

“I adopted many alternative avenues — one specifically was the podcast Happy Face, regarding the daughter of a serial killer and her journey into her father’s deeds and the way she offers with them,” Payne instructed TV Insider when requested how he researched the function of a felony psychologist born to a serial killer father.


In filming the pilot directed by Lee Toland Krieger (You, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Payne was instructed, “’Don’t be afraid to go there,’” he stated. “The character has been through a lot, and that has manifested itself in a number of ways.”

Prodigal Son premieres Monday, Sep. 23 at 9/8c on FOX.

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