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FOX series Prodigal Son will be airing in the UK tonight (Tuesday, July 28) on Sky Atlantic at 9pm. The 20-part series is likely to appeal to fans of Hannibal, Mindhunter and True Detective as each episode sees a police team taking on a fresh case. Express.co.uk has the lowdown on the cast.
Who is in the cast of Prodigal Son?
Malcolm Bright – Tom Payne
Taking on the role of trouble genius and the title character Malcolm Bright is Tom Payne.
British actor Payne is no stranger to screens after appearing as Jesus Monre in The Walking Dead for nearly three seasons.
His other roles include Luck, New Worlds and Wuthering Heights before he made his film debut in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.
Further credits from the star include Skins, Waterloo Road and Fear The Walking Dead.
Dr. Martin Whitly – Michael Sheen
Fellow British actor Michael Sheen takes on the dark role of Malcolm’s serial killer father Dr Martin Whitly.
Veteran star Sheen has most recently starred in the lockdown series Staged and Amazon’s Good Omens – both of which sees him starring opposite David Tennant.
The Welsh actor has received a slew of award nomination and accolades across the years including a BAFTA Britannia Award, Evening Standard Award and an RTS gong.
His other big roles include portraying Tony Blair in a trilogy of Peter Morgan films before reuniting with the acclaimed writer on Fantabulosa!, Damned United and Frost/Nixon.
Other projects include Masters of Sex, Underworld, Twilight and Tron: Legacy.
Gil Arroyo – Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips takes on the role of Gil Arroyo, a lieutenant in Major Crimes within the NYPD.
Along with starring in Longmire, Phillips has also had roles in Goliath, You’re The Worst, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Ranch.
Ainsley Whitly – Halston Sage
Halston Sage plays the part of Malcolm’s ambitious TV reporter sister Ainsley Whitly and the daughter of Martin.
Prior to Prodigal Son, she appeared in The Orville as well as movies X Men: Dark Phoenix, You Got Me and Before I Fall.
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Det. Dani Powell – Aurora Perrineau
Aurora Perrineau portrays Malcolm’s colleague Det. Dani Powell, who is aware of the strain of his relationship with his father.
Along with starring in the critically-acclaimed Netflix series When They See Us, Perrineau has had parts in Jem and the Holograms and Pretty Little Liars.
Det. JT Tarmel – Frank Harts
Frank Harts is Det. JT Tarmel, another officer under Arroyo’s command who sees the cases first-hand.
Harts has had roles in Bull, Billions, The Leftovers and The Path.
Dr. Edrisa Tanaka – Keiko Agena
Keiko Agena takes on the role of Keiko Agena, a medical examiner within the force who is intrigued by Malcolm.
The actress has appeared in 13 Reasons Why, The First, Better Call Saul and Dirty John, among many other projects.
Jessica Whitly – Bellamy Young
Taking on the part of Malcolm’s traumatised and alcoholic mother Jessica Whitly is Bellamy Young.
Actress and singer Young has appeared in Scandal, A Wrinkle in Time, The Night Stalker and We Were Soldiers.
Prodigal Son airs on Sky Atlantic tonight at 9pm and will be on NOW TV
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