Are you also waiting for the third season of Fox’s procedural crime drama Prodigal Son? If yes, then you are not alone. Ever since the second season of the series went off the air in May 2021, many fans have been twiddling their thumbs in wait for Prodigal Son Season 3. But all they’ve got till now is just disappointment. And they’ve started wondering will there ever be a third season. So, let us discuss what is there about the future of Prodigal Son.
Will There Be Prodigal Son Season 3?
The first season of Prodigal Son ran from September 2019 to April 2020. And, the second season of the show concluded on May 18, 2021, on Fox. Now, talking about the Prodigal Son Season 3, fans waiting for the show’s return were heartbroken when the network announced the cancelation of the series after the second season. On top of that, Fox has not clarified any specific reason behind the cancelation. However, there are speculations that the low viewership of the second season in comparison to the first season might have been the cause of not picking the show for Prodigal Son Season 3.
Wow. Gutted. Didn’t see that one coming. Might be taking a few days away from the platform #Prodigies. Just know that you have been the most wonderful, entertaining, brilliant fan base I have ever encountered. Much Love. #GilArroyo #ProdigalSon— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) May 11, 2021
Actor Lou Dimond who plays Gil Arroyo in the series, took to Twitter to express his disappointment about the cancelation. In the tweet, he wrote, “Wow. Gutted. Didn’t see that one coming. Might be taking a few days away from the platform #Prodigies. Just know that you have been the most wonderful, entertaining, brilliant fan base I have ever encountered. Much Love.”
On the other hand, fans have also been running multiple social media campaigns for the revival of the series. But unfortunately, there has been no response from the network yet. However, there is a chance that some online streaming platforms may pick up the series for Prodigal Son Season 3 if they realize its potential.
What Could’ve Happened In Prodigal Son Season 3?
In the series, Malcolm and Martin have a complicated relationship. Malcolm poses some traits of a sociopath that are always in danger of arising when conferring with his father, who is a serial killer. Therefore, fans have always seen Malcolm conflicted working in law enforcement at the NYPD and dealing with the darkness that lurks inside of him. Meanwhile, Malcolm’s sister Ainsley also suffers from alike sociopathy, and she has even committed murder. So, when the series returns for Prodigal Son Season 3, the uneasy tension among the family will likely be explored further.
The episodes of Prodigal Son ofter revolve around particular police investigations. Through those cases, the series’ central drama is slowly unearthed. Therefore, the series is likely to continue with its unique pattern in the third season unless Malcolm completely falls prey to his sociopathic tendencies in the story. Of course, since the series is determined just as much by spontaneous plot twits as its overall storyline, Prodigal Son Season 3 will bring a lot of surprising twists and turns for the viewers along the way.
The cast roaster of the Prodigal Son includes Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, an NYPD counsel with excellent profiling talents and a shady past. Fans have also seen him in ‘The Walking Dead. Michael Sheen essays Dr. Martin Whitly, Malcolm’s father, while Lou Diamond Phillips plays Malcolm’s mentor and NYPD Lieutenant Gil Arroyo in the series.
The remaining cast list of Prodigal son comprises Halston Sage as Ainsley Whitly, Frank Harts as Det. JT Tarmel while Aurora Perrineau plays Det. Dani Powell. On the other hand, Keiko Agena appears as Dr. Edrisa Tanaka and Bellamy Young as Jessica Whitly, among others.
Is Prodigal Son A Real Story?
Based on the dark and gritty tone of the series, many fans have often wondered if Prodigal Son is inspired by real events. Well, the answer is No, ‘Prodigal Son’ is not based on any particular true story. The series is an original story penned down by screenplay writers Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. It displays two sides of the law from the eyes of the characters of Malcolm and Whitly. Theirs is a highly unusual father-son relationship. Even though there are no real-life events behind the show, Prodigal Son is a result of days of brainstorming over the plot and main characters.
Showrunner Sam Sklaver once stated that the protagonist of ‘House,’ Dr. Gregory Hous, has served as an inspiration for the series. However, the medical theme of the series squabbles with ‘Prodigal Son,’ which mainly descends into psychology with family at its center. Therefore, the crimes spin around the collaborative essence of Malcolm and Whitley’s complicated personalities.
During a discussion, Michael Sheen described his swell of interest in serial killers at the time of production and the significance of holding himself in reality. He mentioned a serial killer known as Dr. Harold Shipman, who used lethal injections to kill over 218 people between 1975 and 1998 before he was eventually captured.