“Prodigal Son” Snags Additional 9-Episode Order

Tom Payne and Aurora Perrineau in "Prodigal Son."

Prodigal Son has just landed the first full-season pickup of the new fall season from Fox. 

After scoring the highest-rated new fall show to date on Fox, the network has handed Prodigal Son scores a full-season order after the serial killer drama aired just two episodes. The additional 9-episode order brings Prodigal Son’s Season 1 count to 22 episodes.

The serial killer drama follows Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a psychologist who simply understands how serial killers think, because well, his father, played by Michael Sheen, was one. 

“Prodigal Son delivers a fantastic crime procedural with a complicated and compelling father-son relationship at its core, thanks to the stellar performances from Tom Payne and Michael Sheen,” said Michael Thorn, president of Fox Entertainment. “The series has razor-sharp writing, cinematic visuals and is an inventive twist on the genre. We want to thank our executive producers, Greg [Berlanti], Sarah [Schechter], Chris [Fedak] and Sam [Sklaver], Peter Roth and our partners at Warner Bros. and the entire cast and crew. We can’t wait to see how this twisted journey continues to unfold.”