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Prodigal Son: Season 1 (2019)



Critic 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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The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.


Tom Payne
as Malcolm Bright
Michael Sheen
as Dr. Martin Whitly
Bellamy Young
as Jessica Whitly
Halston Sage
as Ainsley Whitly
Aurora Perrineau
as Dani Powell
Frank Harts
as JT Tarmel
Keiko Agena
as Edrisa Tanaka
Charlayne Woodard
as Dr. Gabrielle Le Deux
Kasjan Wilson
as Young Bright
Molly Griggs
as Eve Blanchard
Esau Pritchett
as Mr. David
Sakina Jaffrey
as Dr. Elaine Brown
Michael Esper
as Jon Littman
Frank Wood
as Dr. Carl Mitchell
Kristen Connolly
as Beth Saverstein
Mara Davi
as Simone
James Saito
as Dr. Higa
William Hill
as Salesman Steve
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Critic Reviews for Prodigal Son: Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7)

Some tonal tweaks could turn this eagerly outrageous crime drama into something enjoyably out there, but for now, it's just the craziest "Silence of the Lambs" knock-off yet.

September 23, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Prodigal Son is more than several cuts below that Oscar-lauded classic. Still, it's better than chopped liver, of which Dr. Martin Whitly has shown he knows a thing or two.

September 23, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Fox show is full of quippy lines, serial killers, and plenty of childhood trauma. But it gets its spirit from Lou Diamond Phillips and the makeshift family his character creates.

January 31, 2020 | Full Review…

The genius-madman routine is tiresome, but the cast - including Bellamy Young ("Scandal") as Martin's wife and Malcolm's mother -- gives it all they've got.

November 7, 2019 | Full Review…

"Silent Night" deserves lumps of coal in its stocking.

September 25, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Dark drama has OK plot, weak characters, lots of violence.

October 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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