What to Expect from Prodigal Son Season 3


Prodigal Son, the psychological thriller television series, premiered on Fox in September 2019. It follows Malcolm Bright, a criminal profiler and the son of a notorious serial killer, as he uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve cases. With its gripping plot, fascinating characters, and excellent performances, the show quickly gained a loyal fan following. The show’s second season ended with a cliffhanger, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the third season. Here’s what we can expect from Prodigal Son Season 3.

The Season 2 Finale Recap

The Season 2 finale saw Malcolm and his family come face to face with Nicholas Endicott, a wealthy businessman and serial killer who was responsible for many of the season’s events. In the end, Endicott was killed, and Malcolm’s sister, Ainsley, was found holding the murder weapon. As the season ended, Ainsley was taken into custody, and Malcolm’s mother, Jessica, was seen speaking with Martin, Malcolm’s father and the infamous serial killer known as “The Surgeon.”

The Premiere Date

Fox announced the renewal of Prodigal Son for a third season in May 2021, but they did not reveal the release date. However, in a recent update, it was announced that Prodigal Son Season 3 would premiere on January 12, 2022.

The Cast

The show’s main cast, including Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, Lou Diamond Phillips as Gil Arroyo, Halston Sage as Ainsley Whitly, Aurora Perrineau as Dani Powell, and Frank Harts as JT Tarmel, will be returning for the third season. In addition, Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the cast as Dr. Vivian Capshaw, a new character described as a “brilliant and icy forensic pathologist.”

The Plot

Prodigal Son Season 3 is expected to pick up where Season 2 left off, with Ainsley in custody for killing Endicott. The new season will explore how Ainsley’s arrest affects her relationship with Malcolm and the rest of the family. In addition, we can expect to see more of Martin’s manipulative tactics as he tries to get closer to his family.

One of the questions for the new season is whether Ainsley actually committed the murder or if Martin was involved. Michael Sheen, who plays Martin, has teased that his character’s involvement will be explored in Season 3. He has hinted that we will see a side of Martin, which is sure to make for some compelling viewing.

Another plot point for the new season is the arrival of Dr. Capshaw, who will be working with the NYPD. It is unclear how her character will fit  the story, but it has suggested that she of the existing characters.

The creator, Chris Fedak,  that the new season have a “big emotional story” that take the characters in new directions. He has teased that there will be serial killers to catch, which is sure  fans of the crime procedural elements.


Prodigal Son Season 3 promises to be another thrilling and suspenseful ride for fans of the show. With the return of the cast, the exploration of new plot points, there is a lot to look forward to. The new season  to answer some of the questions from the previous season while also introducing new mysteries and twists. Whether you are a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the show, Prodigal Son Season