Move over Michael Sheen. Fellow Welsh superstar Catherine Zeta-Jones is about to join the cast of FOX’s psychological thriller Prodigal Son.
Zeta-Jones will star opposite Sheen as Claremont Psychiatric’s Resident MD, Dr. Vivian Capshaw in a series regular role in the latter half of the season.
“An extraordinary talent, Catherine Zeta-Jones is the perfect foil for the brilliant Michael Sheen,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, FOX Entertainment in a recent statement.
“I can’t wait to see these two greats go head-to-head in a season that is bound to raise the bar set by an outstanding season one.”
The upcoming season will see Dr. Martin Whitly (Sheen) assigned to infirmary duty, where Dr. Capshaw (Zeta-Jones) revels in tasking “The Surgeon” to clean bedpans and mop the floor.
But as Martin proves valuable in treating patients, Capshaw begins to see him in a new light … which is not a good thing.
Prodigal Son returns on a new night, January 12 at (9:00 pm ET/PT on FOX, kicking off with the premiere episode “It’s All in the Execution.”
The series follows Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a criminal profiler with a rare talent for getting inside the minds of killers. He learned how they think because his father, Martin Whitly (Sheen), was a notorious serial killer known as “The Surgeon.” Now he’s using his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve their most puzzling murders.
Season two picks up with Bright’s personal life in disarray after the shocking actions of his sister, Ainsley (Halston Sage), in the season one finale. Now, he must “take care” of her and protect his mother Jessica (Bellamy Young), from a secret that could tear the family apart all over again.
Further complicating matters, Martin seeks to deepen his relationship with Bright, his prodigal son, but forging this bond leads to shocking twists and revelations.
Season two guest stars include Christian Borle and Michael Potts.
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