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Prodigal Son - Season 1

Prodigal Son is an American procedural drama television series created by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver for the Fox Broadcasting Company that premiered on September 23, 2019 and concluded on May 18, 2021. In October 2019, the series was picked up for a full season. In May 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on January 12, 2021. In May 2021, the series was canceled after two seasons.

Prodigal Son - Season 1

On January 28, 2019, it was announced that Fox had given the production a pilot order. The pilot was written by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, who executive produces alongside Lee Toland Krieger, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Production companies involved with the pilot include Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.[10] On March 12, 2019, it was announced that Lee Toland Krieger would be directing the series.[11] On May 9, 2019, it was announced that the production had been given a series order.[12] The following day, it was announced that the series would premiere in the Fall of 2019.[13] The series debuted on September 23, 2019.[14] On October 7, 2019, the series was picked up for a full season of 22 episodes.[15] In March 2020, Warner Bros. Television suspended production on the series upon the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.[16] As a result, episode 20 served as the first season finale.[17]

In February 2019, it was announced that Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau and Frank Harts had been cast in the pilot's lead roles.[2] Alongside the pilot's order announcement, in March 2019, it was reported that Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Finn Jones, Keiko Agena and Halston Sage had joined the cast.[6][5][21][4][3] Four days later, on March 12, 2019, it was announced that Tom Payne would replace Jones in the starring role of Malcolm Bright, during first table readings.[1] On February 10, 2020, Dermot Mulroney was cast in a recurring role.[7] On December 7, 2020, Christian Borle and Michael Potts joined the cast in recurring capacities for the second season.[8] On January 6, 2021, Catherine Zeta-Jones joined the cast for the second half of the season.[9]

If we don't get a second season after this, it'll be a disgrace. Especially since Prodigal Son Season 1 Episode 20 was one of the best installments of the series to date, and it unquestionably left of us wanting and needing more.

The hour was everything you'd expect a season finale to be, as it gave us some answers and closure, but it raised the stakes and left many of our beloved characters in dire situations and shrouded in uncertainty.

The hour wasn't perfect, the series isn't, but that's also part of its charm. It was a pretty damn good season finale for this series that can be all over the place but also one of the most delightful offerings of the season.

Fox's Prodigal Son was cut short due in its first season, forcing the creators to eliminate two crucial episodes. Thankfully, the explosive finale was already filmed so they were able to skip right to it. And wow, was it ever worth it even without the slow progressive to the climax.

Hands-down the most shocking moment of the season finale is when Ainsley brutally kills Nicholas. He smugly chats with Ainsley and Malcolm in the Whitly home, noting calmly how easily it will be for him to get out of the mess and take down their father and family.

The entire season has been asking the question of whether Malcolm is like his father; even Malcolm has wondered that. But instead, it was Ainsley who did what Martin said needed to be done when it came to Nicholas (Dermot Mulroney).

Ahead of the finale, we caught up with Fedak and Sklaver to tease what's in store in the first season's final showdown and how they crafted the ending to the season they'd always wanted, even after they lost two episodes because of the restrictions put on production due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Your first season was billed to be 22 episodes, then with coronavirus upending everything, it had to be condensed to 20. What effect did that have on the story you were trying to tell?

SKLAVER: When you have to write a finale a month or two early, it feels like the hardest thing in the world. It was this impossible feat that we had to do and it turned out to really just be in our favor because we were able to just shut down production at the right time and still tell a seasoned story.

SKLAVER: Yeah, either he did do it or he's been expertly framed, but either way, Bright's screwed and he needs to get out of there. This central question of our show is this idea of "Like father, like his father." Is Bright like his father? That was always something we were drawn to from the pilot episode and all season long.

Prodigal Son is a crime, drama, mystery TV series from Fox. Season 1 which premiered on the 23rd of September is filled with songs from performers like Jimmy Cliff, John Carpenter, and James Brown. You can check out and listen to the complete list of songs as well as the season 1 soundtrack below.

All of the main cast of Prodigal Son are expected to return for season 2, including Tom Payne (who plays criminal psychologist Malcolm Bright) and Michael Sheen (who plays Malcolm's father, serial killer Dr Martin Whitly).

(*) And, for what it's worth, the finale pretty much exhausts the plot of the book (even if much of the episode's own plot is new), meaning Lindelof and Perrotta will have no road map of any kind for season 2.

It also meant that we could return to Mapleton in full chaos, which was probably a more effective way to deal with that, rather than showing us everyone's reaction minute by minute. Nora's response in the kitchen told us all we needed to know about how it all started, and the violence Kevin and Matt returned to told us the rest. Simple, economical and, like so much of the finale and this season, devastating.

By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Lotus moved to smother speculation about a breakdown in relations with 'prodigal son' Kimi Raikkonen on Friday by highlighting how much they will miss him when he moves to Ferrari next season. Speaking on the day the Finn showed up for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after missing Thursday's media activities, Lotus chairman Gerard Lopez took to the Formula One team's website ( to calm the situation. The partnership with Raikkonen, he said, had been a 'perfect fit' for Lotus. Far from being the taciturn 'Iceman', thwarting the global media in its search for a soundbite or penetrating insight, Lopez presented the Finn as "actually a very talkative, very friendly guy. "One of the unfortunate things about being in the limelight is that people are always trying to make it look like there are huge fights going on," he added. "We discussed the fact that Kimi was signing for Ferrari between the two of us and it was a very frank discussion. "The whole Iceman thing actually prevails on the track from where he is very cool-headed and a very good driver. In reality he's a kind guy...and over the two years I've gained a friend in Formula One which is a difficult place to do so." Last weekend's Indian Grand Prix triggered fresh speculation that the relationship was on the rocks after track operations manager Alan Permane was heard swearing at the Finn as he told him to get out of team mate Romain Grosjean's way. Raikkonen, who won his 2007 world championship with Ferrari, replied with a similar expletive and his manager was quoted as saying he had never heard of a team treating their driver in such a manner. "A lot was made about the comments...during the course of a tense moment in a race, but this was just one exchange taking a matter of seconds in the course of a two-year relationship," said Lopez. "It certainly wasn't the most beneficial few seconds, but you have to step back and accept that everyone is passionate about racing and sometimes these things do happen." Raikkonen made his comeback with the team last year after spending two years in rallying and other international motorsport series. Lopez said Lotus had always believed in the Finn and had wanted to keep him, but had not been able to match Ferrari's offer. "For me this brought sadness, as it's like the prodigal son leaving us," said Lopez, who hailed the Finn as the only reason the team was now fighting for second place in the standings. "The first thing that Kimi did was to remove any excuses from the team. We knew we had one of the best ever drivers in Formula One and as a result of that there was no escape from whether the cars were good enough," he added. "With Kimi we knew we had a benchmark. "The second thing he did was match really well with who we are as a culture...for us essentially he was the perfect puzzle piece and for him I think it was a perfect fit. I still think it's one of the best partnerships in Formula One." Lotus are 24 points behind Ferrari in the constructors' championship, and 28 adrift of second placed Mercedes, with three races to go. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Alison Wildey) 041b061a72


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