Although the series Prodigal Son was terminated by Fox even before the second season had completed, the creators of the show are hoping for a third season shortly.
With an all-star cast line-up starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen, this show has topped many must-see lists since it first released on Fox in 2019. But, unfortunately, owing to the sudden cancellation of the show – the finale was an agonizing cliff-hanger that fans now hope will not be the end.
Prodigal Son- The Show so Far
What started as a sensation has continued the trend even after its cancellation. The storyline seems twisted and dark on paper but plays out beautifully on screen, with incredible acting to complement it. After season 1 had an overwhelming success in 2019, season 2 was finally released on January 12th, 2021, after a delay in shooting and post-production due to the current pandemic.
The new season was set in this current situation as Covid-19 takes the world by a storm and goes deeper into the story of Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) and his dad, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen) – who is trying to prove to his son that he can finally get out of the manipulative and murderous ways that landed him in jail, to begin with.
Cancellation of Season 3
When asked about the possibility of a season 3, the show’s creators Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, said there would hopefully be one in the near future. They mentioned that they have been reaching out to other platforms and are even considering OTT and streaming platforms for the next season to release on. They seem to already have a pitch in place and ready to go. What is left is just for production to be approved and started! They, however, did not comment on the specifics that may come with season 3 to not spoil it for the audience.
More often than not, a show’s finale is the diving board for the next season to jump headfirst into. Episode 13 of the Prodigal Son’s season 2 took the viewers for a spin that they now demand to be completed. The fans are so invested that there is now a trending Twitter hashtag: ‘#SaveProdigalSon.’ This, while seemingly just a viral moment, could go a long way in ensuring that the show is picked up and immediately sent into production by popular platforms.
In addition to this, there is also a petition being virtually signed by around 30k people across the globe to continue the show into season 3.
Considering all the facts and current campaigns, it seems clear that there will surely be a season 3 coming soon, even if not from Fox. This is exciting news, especially for fans that were mind blown by the cliff-hanger that season 2 left them with. But, for now, all we can do is rewatch the show and keep it at the very front of our mind as we wait for the next season to answer our many questions.