FOX’s Prodigal Son: Cast, Character Descriptions, and More (with Spoilers)

Title Card - Prodigal Son Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere] – Recap, Review (with Spoilers) (2)



Community Rating: 0.00% (0) - No Community Ratings Submitted. | How This Number is Tabulated


 

A character guide for FOX’s Prodigal Son featuring cast members names, character descriptions, storylines, and general information.


Information is updated as new episodes are released/ watched, and images changed as better ones are captured.

Prodigal Son Directory

Creator

Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver

Character Guide

Created

Collected Quotes

Not Created

Current Status

Not Active

Where To Buy, Rent, or Stream?
Amazon

Season Reviews

N/A
Check Out The TV Series & Specials Page
Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & Focused Characters
Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]Prodigal Son allows Martin Sheen to step into the familiar role of charismatic killer, giving you what feels like a less pretentious, and less violent, Hannibal.
Director(s)Lee Toland Krieger
Writer(s)Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver
Air Date9/23/2019
Genre(s)Crime, Drama
Who Is This For?
  • Fans of Police Procedurals
  • Those Who Like To Watch A Person Descent Into Madness
  • Serial Killers
Introduced This Episode
Martin WhitlyMichael Sheen
JessicaBellamy Young
AinsleyHalston Sage
Malcolm (Adult)Tom Payne
Malcolm (Child)Kasjan Wilson
GilLou Diamond Phillips
DaniAurora Perrineau
JTFrank Harts
ClaudeSteve Beauchamp
CarterMichael Cerveris

What Would Your Rating Be?

Negative Mixed Positive

Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen)

Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen) in psychiatric care.
Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

A renowned cardiothoracic surgeon at one time, Martin, seemingly just because he could, killed over 23 people. His method was tea laced with Ketamine, and then taking it from there – all under his family’s nose. But, thanks to Malcolm in 1998 rescuing Gil from the fate of many others, he was arrested and put in a psychiatric prison where he remains today. In fact, despite being in prison, it seems he still is a consultant for many, even foreign dignitaries.

Additional Information About Martin

  • Is at Claremont Psychiatric Hospital
  • Came from a prominent family
  • Is vegan in 2019
  • Four of his victims are known as “The Quartet.”

Jessica (Bellamy Young)

Jessica (Bellamy Young) having dinner with her children.
Jessica (Bellamy Young)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Martin’s wife, who is trying to save the family name after what he did. Also, she is very much on Malcolm’s case to pursue a normal life far away from the scandal that tarnished their family’s legacy.

Additional Information About Jessica

  • Jessica is a drinker and carries all kinds of medication from Quaaludes, mood stabilizers, and anxiety meds.

Ainsley (Halston Sage)

Ainsley (Halston Sage) talking to Malcolm.
Ainsley (Halston Sage)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Martin’s daughter, who barely remembers him since he was arrested when she was 5. But, pressing forward, in modern times she is a reporter on TV and seems far more well adjusted than her mother Jessica or brother Malcolm.

Additional Information About Ainsley

Malcolm (Tom Payne and Kasjan Wilson)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Former special agent Martin Whitly, aka Martin Bright, appears to have intimate knowledge of some of his father’s kills and with their relationship being close, until he applied to Quantico in 2009, he has been his base for profiling serial killers. Which, in 2019, is his job for the NYPD.

Other known facts about Malcolm is that he is a narcissist, with PTSD, and some would say psychotic inclinations. Also, he suffers from tremors, takes at least 4 different medications, requires being strapped in when sleeping, or else he’ll sleepwalk, and that he is the one who ended his father’s murdering spree. Which, based off what we currently know, isn’t something Martin is aware of.

Additional Information About Malcolm

Gil (Lou Diamond Phillips)

Gil (Lou Diamond Phillips) at a scene of a crime.
Gil (Lou Diamond Phillips)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

An NYPD cop who, in 1998, nearly ended up one of “The Surgeon’s” victims until the son of the surgeon warned him and saved his life. 20+ years later the two still maintain contact, and when Malcolm returns to New York, after being fired by the FBI, Gil recruits Malcolm to help with a copycat killer mimicking his father’s crimes.

Additional Information About Gil

  • His ex was from the Bronx – Jackie

Dani (Aurora Perrineau)

Dani (Aurora Perrineau) after Malcolm leaves a room which had an explosive in it.
Dani (Aurora Perrineau)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

A Bronx native and cop, within a few days she takes to Malcolm, despite his eccentricities, and befriends him.

Additional Information About Dani

JT (Frank Harts)

JT (Frank Harts) talking to Gil.
JT (Frank Harts): Just my type.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

One of Gil’s underlings who does not like Malcolm due to him going to extremes.

Additional Information About JT

Claude (Steve Beauchamp)

Claude (Steve Beauchamp) with a gun pointed towards Malcolm.
Claude (Steve Beauchamp)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

A serial killer Malcolm discovers who would butcher his opponents at the location where he grew up since he was 11.

Additional Information About Claude

Carter (Michael Cerveris)

Carter (Michael Cerveris) with a gun pointed towards Malcolm.
Carter (Michael Cerveris)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

An upper crush man, and a former patient of Martin who used what he knew, and stole Martin’s work, to become a copycat killer. One whose motive stemmed from feeling replaced as a dom by a younger man.

Additional Information About Carter

General Information About FOX’s Prodigal Son

  • The show takes place in modern New York City

Groups & Organizations

Notable Locations

Claremont Psychiatric Hospital

Where Martin is being held.

Noteworthy Events

Terms To Know

  • VIC – Very Important Cadaver

What Would Your Rating Be?

Negative Mixed Positive

No Community Ratings Submitted Yet


Follow Wherever I Look on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and Subscribe to the YouTube Channel.


Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.