The 2019 Fox debut of “Prodigal Son” adds a fresh perspective to a TV series genre that has grown stale. Serial killers give law enforcement officials their own viewpoints on the minds of murderers in influences like “Dexter” and “Hannibal,” so that they can apprehend new serial killers. Although “Prodigal Son” is based on the same idea, it differs from its forerunners because of the father-son relationship between its lead police officer and the killer who is helping him in prison.
The show attracted a sufficient number of viewers to become the only drama to debut on Fox in 2019 and ultimately be renewed for a second season. The sitcom was first streamed through Hulu and then on HBO Max after it appeared on cable TV (via Nerds and Beyond). According to statistics acquired by FlixPatrol, the series was able to enter the top 10 series on the streaming site thanks to HBO. Even though “Prodigal Son” is presently in the middle of its second season, the possibility of additional seasons after this one may be influenced by its success. Here is everything we currently know about Season 3 of “Prodigal Son.”
When is Prodigal Son Season 3 going to be released?
20 episodes of “Prodigal Son’s” first season were broadcast between September 2019 and April 2020. (via IMDb). The second season of the show, which is presently airing, premiered in January 2021. Although the second season of “Prodigal Son” is being made when there is a pandemic, it doesn’t seem like the pandemic is delaying the season’s release. Despite series actor Michael Sheen contracting COVID-19 in the beginning of 2021, the show’s production was able to go through without any problems (via Deadline).
The existence of “Prodigal Son” season 3 is not yet proven. However, the fact that it continued to film even after one of its performers received a medical diagnosis implies that the network still values the show highly. It should end sometime in July or August of 2021 if Season 2’s episode order mirrors that of Season 1. It’s unlikely that the series will return until at least early 2022, even if its third season renewal is ultimately approved.
Who is going to star in Prodigal Son Season 3?
The central relationship in “Prodigal Son” is that between father Martin Whitly and son Malcolm Bright. Martin is portrayed by Michael Sheen, while Tom Payne plays Malcolm (who once rebuffed none other than the queen of England). Both are likely to return if “Prodigal Son” is renewed for a third season due to their importance to the show.
In the meantime, Lou Diamond Phillips, who plays NYPD officer Gil Arroyo, has expressed excitement for his part as Malcolm’s adoptive father in the series. Ainsley Whitly, who is portrayed by Halston Sage and is Malcolm’s sister, is essential to the show’s central family dynamic. Keiko Agena, who plays the love interest Edrisa Tanaka, Aurora Perrineau, who plays the investigator Dani Powell, and Frank Harts, who plays the detective JT Tarmel round out the group. Most, if not all, of the key cast of “Prodigal Son” can be anticipated to return for a third season, should one be confirmed, barring any significant character deaths in the remaining episodes of the second season.
What will be the plot of Prodigal Son Season 3?
The fact that Malcolm has sociopathic traits that continuously run the risk of manifesting when speaking with his father, a serial killer, is crucial to understanding the interaction between Malcolm and Martin. Malcolm is so frequently divided between his duty as a police officer with the NYPD and a dark part of himself. Ainsley, the sister of Malcolm, suffers from a similar sociopathy and has even considered murder. Going into a potential third season, this fundamental familial conflict ought to still be at the centre of the show.
Episodes of “Prodigal Son” typically focus on specific police investigations on a lesser scale. The fundamental drama of the series is progressively revealed through these cases. Unless Malcolm fully succumbs to his psychopathic tendencies along the road, that structure is likely to last through a potential Season 3. Of course, a third season would probably have its fair share of surprises in store for fans as well, given that the series is defined just as much by surprising narrative discoveries as it is by its recurrent format.
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