Tonight FOX aired the mid-season finale of season two of its series Prodigal Son
. The series follows criminal profiler Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), who has a knack for getting inside the minds of killers and helps the NYPD to solve crimes. He also happens to have a serial killer (Martin Sheen) for a father.
The episode, which was directed by star Lou Diamond Phillips, introduced the character of Dr. Vivian Capshaw, Claremont Psychiatric’s resident, played by Academy and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, and guest starred and Emmy Nominee Alan Cumming, who plays Scottish Europol Agent Simon Hoxley.
The cast and producers took part in a panel earlier today as part of the Spring TCAs to talk about the episode, Catherine Zeta-Jones joining the cast, the chemistry between Malcolm and Dani (Aurora Perrineau), and more.
Zeta-Jones was already a fan of the show when she got the role, and she was drawn to the material. “…I gravitate to the kind of nuance of what I think was so different and powerful about Prodigal Son
. It's pretty good family drama with a twist of danger, and it's a dark family, and I gravitate to kind of darker material.” She added that she was also drawn to the role because of Michael Sheen, who, although she had not met before, is actually from her hometown and of similar age.