Finn Jones to Star in Fox Crime Drama Pilot ‘Prodigal Son’


According to Deadline, Finn Jones (Game of Thrones, Iron Fist) has been cast as the lead of Fox’s upcoming crime drama pilot Prodigal Son.

Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros TV are teaming to produce from Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver. 

The cast include Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau and Frank Harts.

Lee Toland Krieger is attached to direct while Feder and Sklaver also wrote the pilot. You could read the premise below:

Prodigal Son is described as a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and darkly comedic tone. It centers on Malcolm Bright (Jones), who has a gift. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His father Martin Whitly (Sheen) was one of the worst — a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He will use his twisted genius and razor-sharp instincts as a forensic profiler to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother (Young), annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son and his own constantly evolving neuroses.