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Malcolm Bright, one of the best criminal psychologists around, uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes.
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Series cast summary:
Tom Payne ...  Malcolm Bright 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Lou Diamond Phillips ...  Gil Arroyo 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Halston Sage ...  Ainsley Whitly 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Aurora Perrineau ...  Dani Powell 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Frank Harts ...  JT Tarmel 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Keiko Agena ...  Dr. Edrisa Tanaka 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Bellamy Young ...  Jessica Whitly 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Michael Sheen ...  Dr. Martin Whitly 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Kasjan Wilson Kasjan Wilson ...  Young Malcolm 7 episodes, 2019-2020
Esau Pritchett Esau Pritchett ...  Mr. David 6 episodes, 2019-2020
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Malcolm Bright, one of the best criminal psychologists around, uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes.

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Enter the mind of a serial killer.


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English

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23 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Prodigal Son See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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In Sept. 2019 Fox gave freshman Prodigal Son a full season order! The network has ordered an additional 9 episodes bringing the show's first season to a total of 22 episodes. The serial killer drama was the most watched new program of premiere week in adults 18-49. See more »

Goofs

The prison cell is not how a serial murderer would be held, and is clearly engineered to facilitate the series' plot points. A tether would prevent the inmate from changing clothes or using a restroom, if there was even one within reach of the tether. And the evidence of his crimes (the journals) certainly wouldn't be in the cell. See more »

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Great start
25 September 2019 | by trickytartSee all my reviews

Michael Sheen as a manipulative serial killer father? Win. Messed up son as anti hero? Pure win. Some of the dialog, particularly for Malcolm was a little on the nose, but that is a common issue in pilots before the writers and actors have really worn the character in so I expect that problem will be quickly resolved. The performances are great and effecting. The fan-girl M.E reminded me strongly of Molly Hooper in Sherlock which I quite liked but others might find irritating if she becomes a regular feature. I expect Malcolm/Dani will play out as the main focus for romance/shipping and the set up of hardened female detective developing empathy for broken genius, friends to lovers will follow a tried and true formula. Still, formulas work for a reason. Its familiar and we love it. I look forward to more of this.


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