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SUBSCRIBE Invalid email Sign up fornow and never miss the top Royal stories again. FOX series Prodigal Son will be airing in the UK tonight (Tuesday, July 28) on Sky Atlantic at 9pm. The 20-part series is likely to appeal to fans of Hannibal, Mindhunter and True Detective as each episode sees a police team taking on a fresh case. Who is in the cast of Prodigal Son? His other roles include Luck, New Worlds and Wuthering Heights before he made his film debut in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Further credits from the star include Skins, Waterloo Road and Fear The Walking Dead.
READ MORE: Prodigal Son season 2 release date, cast, trailer, plot Prodigal Son sees the NYPD enlist the help of a serial killer Prodigal Son sees a fresh case each week READ MORE The Sinner: Five shows to watch if you like The Sinner on Netflix Dr. Martin Whitly - Michael Sheen Fellow British actor Michael Sheen takes on the dark role of Malcolm's serial killer father Dr Martin Whitly. Prodigal Son stars Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright Prior to Prodigal Son, she appeared in The Orville as well as movies X Men: Dark Phoenix, You Got Me and Before I Fall. Mindhunter season 3: Netflix release date: Will there be a new series? Prodigal Son has already been greenlit for season 2 There's something very familiar about Prodigal Son (Sky One). That might have invited unkind comparisons, so it's just as well that they've drafted in the versatile Michael Sheen as the Lecteresque serial killer Martin Whitly, nicknamed The Surgeon because – well – he was a surgeon, and a distinguished one, once moving in the grandest of New York circles.
Malcolm has inherited his father's intellectual acuity, but is tormented almost to insanity by the flashbacks and nightmares he suffers as a result of being brought up by a predatory sociopath (to give Dr Whitly his correct diagnosis). His father's malign influence keeps coming back to him as he remembers how his father creepily told him "we're the same," as he was dragged away by police when Malcolm was a child. The battle of wits between father and son is at the core of the show, as the Doc schemes and wheedles to pull Malcolm back under his influence, begging to help him solve crimes (echoes of the diabolical Hannibal Lecter are inescapable). Malcolm is desperate not to succumb, but his dilemma is that he knows his father can offer priceless assistance. Indeed, it was because of this insider knowledge that his police buddy Gil Arroyo (Lou Diamond Phillips) first called him in, to help find a killer who was blatantly copying his dad.