Prodigal Son Season 2 adds Catherine Zeta-Jones in key role
There’s just under a week left until the return of Fox’s hit crime thriller series Prodigal Son but the network has revealed a surprise for the latter half of the series’ second season as Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) has joined the cast in a key role.
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The Queen America alum is set to star in the latter half of season two as Dr. Vivian Capshaw, the resident MD of Claremont Psychiatrics who is in charge of Dr. Martin Whitly as he is assigned to infirmary duty, cleaning bedpans and mopping the floors, but as he proves to be helpful in treating patients, Capshaw begins to see him in a new light that may prove dangerous to all.
“An extraordinary talent, Catherine Zeta-Jones is the perfect foil for the brilliant Michael Sheen,” Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Entertainment, said in a statement. “I can’t wait to see these two greats go head-to-head in a season that is bound to raise the bar set by an outstanding Season One.”
Prodigal Son follows Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a criminal profiler with a rare talent for getting inside the minds of killers. He learned how they think because his father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), was a notorious serial killer known as “The Surgeon.” Now he’s using his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve their most puzzling murders. Bright’s team, led by his longtime mentor, NYPD Lieutenant Gil Arroyo (Lou Diamond Phillips), includes Detectives Dani Powell (Aurora Perrineau), JT Tarmel (Frank Harts), and medical examiner Dr. Edrisa Tanaka (Keiko Agena).
Season 2 picks up with Bright’s personal life in disarray after the shocking actions of his sister, Ainsley (Halston Sage), in the Season 1 finale. Now, he must “take care” of her and protect his mother, Jessica Whitly (Bellamy Young), from a secret that could tear the family apart all over again. Further complicating matters, Martin seeks to deepen his relationship with Bright, his “prodigal son,” but forging this bond leads to shocking twists and revelations.
Prodigal Son is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and FOX Entertainment. Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver created the series, and are executive producers, showrunners, and writers on the show. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter also serve as executive producers on the series, which is set to return on January 12.