Prodigal Son: The Strolling Useless’s Tom Payne Changing Finn Jones in Fox Drama


Finn Jones is out of Fox drama pilot, Prodigal Son, it has been confirmed. 

The Iron Fist actor’s casting within the potential collection was introduced simply days in the past, however he has now been changed by The Strolling Useless’s Tom Payne in a serious casting shakeup. 

Payne joins a forged that features Michael Sheen, Bellamy Younger, Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau, and Frank Harts.

In line with the official logline for the collection, “Malcolm Brilliant has a present. He is aware of how killers assume, how their minds work. Why? His father was one of many worst — a infamous serial killer referred to as “The Surgeon.” That’s why Brilliant is the most effective felony psychologist round; homicide is the household enterprise.”

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“He’ll use his twisted genius to assist the NYPD clear up crimes and cease killers, all whereas coping with a manipulative mom, annoyingly regular sister, a homicidal father nonetheless trying to bond along with his prodigal son and his personal always evolving neuroses.”

It is definitely an fascinating hook for a collection, and the forged does sound prefer it might mild up the display. 

The switcheroo from Jones to Payne is claimed to have come after the pilot’s first desk learn. 

The collection is written and govt produced by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. Gregg Berlanti, who has a whole lot of TV exhibits on the air may even govt produce alongside Sarah Schecter.

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Payne is coming off a four-season run as Jesus on AMC’s The Strolling Useless. He was the primary massive character taken out of the equation by the present’s new villains, The Whisperers. 

Prodigal Son joins Deputy, Filthy Wealthy, Subsequent, UNTITLED ANNIE WEISMAN/JASON KATIMS DRAMA, and UNTITLED TOM KAPINOS DRAMA on Fox’s drama growth slate for subsequent season. 

There is no telling what number of collection the community is trying to decide up, however with Thursdays and Fridays reserved for sports activities programming in the course of the 2019-20 TV season on Fox, there’s an opportunity it may very well be one or two. 

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