The second season of Fox’s serial killer thriller Prodigal Son is set to debut next week, and it seems that the new season will find Catherine Zeta-Jones joining the cast as Dr. Vivian Capsaw, the resident MD at the Claremont Psychiatric Hospital where Dr. Martin Whitly aka The Surgeon (Michael Sheen) resides.
Catherine Zeta-Jones will turn up during the second half of the upcoming season of Prodigal Son when Dr. Whitly is assigned to infirmary duty and “Dr. Capshaw 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.” In a statement, President of Entertainment for Fox Entertainment Michael Thorn said:
An extraordinary talent, Catherine Zeta-Jones is the perfect foil for the brilliant Michael Sheen. 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 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.” The second season will be picking up after the shocking events of last year’s finale and finds Bright forced to protect his family from a secret that could tear it apart all over again. The second season of Prodigal Son will debut on Fox on January 12th.