Prodigal Son Renewed by FOX


FOX has renewed Prodigal Son, starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen, for a second season.

“From the moment Prodigal Son premiered, fans have been captivated by the astounding performances turned in by Tom Payne and Michael Sheen, as they go head-to-head in one of most unique family relationships on television,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for FOX Entertainment. “Adding to these searing dynamics are the equally compelling portrayals from Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage and the entire cast in a brilliant premiere season as told by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. We’d like to thank our friends Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and everyone at Warner Bros. Television for helping make a series that left everyone wanting more, and we’re thrilled to have Prodigal Son return for our 2020-21 slate.”

The series averages 8.9 million total viewers in multiplatform audience, up 162 percent from its live-plus-same-day delivery. It also ranks as this season’s number two new scripted program, after FOX’s 9-1-1: Lone Star. Prodigal Son is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and FOX Entertainment.