Malcolm Bright is the assumed name of the brilliant son of super-maxed serial killer Dr. Martin 'the Surgeon' Whitly, under which he proved himself as (over-)committed FBI profiler, yet was fired as 'mental risk'. He's engaged as consultant by metropolitan lieutenant detective Gil Arroyo in his native New York, where his meddling mother Jessica and reporter sister Ainsley can reconnect properly. His first case of multiple murders, on a patriarch and his estranged family, soon proves the work of an imperfect copycat of Martin, whom Malcolm decides to contact again after having severed ties ten years ago to end a traumatically 'fake' childhood, which still causes pathologically extreme nightmares, hence sleeplessness on top of his allergy to most foods. The NYPD team has mixed feeling about the consultant who thinks like the worst criminal and doesn't hesitate to save a surprising 'collateral' victim from a fatal explosion at home by ax-amputation.
Did You Know?
Actor Finn Jones
was originally cast in the lead role, but was replaced by actor Tom Payne
due to creative differences after the pilot's first table read. See more
Jessica (mom) would know better than to sneak into Malcolm's apartment, and not respond when he calls, risking being shot by an armed FBI agent. See more
No one is born broken. Someone breaks us.