Sky One picks up serial killer drama Prodigal Son

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Prodigal Son has already been renewed for another season stateside…

Sky One has acquired the UK broadcast rights to Prodigal Son, a Fox drama series starring Tom Payne as a psychologist who can get into the minds of serial killers. Created by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, Payne stars in the show alongside Michael Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bellamy Young, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts and Keiko Agena.

Here’s a quick synopsis:

Prodigal Son follows Malcolm Bright, a psychologist who has a gift for understanding how serial killers think, because his father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Sheen) was one of the worst, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” Bright is the best criminal psychologist around and murder is the family business. He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes for his longtime mentor, NYPD Detective Gil Arroyo, all while dealing with his manipulative mother, Jessica Whitly, his seemingly normal sister, Ainsley Whitly and a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son.”

And here’s a trailer so you know what to expect:

Sky One has not set a premiere date for Prodigal Son yet, but it’s thought to get underway in the next few weeks.