Spoilers ahead for the Season 2 finale of Prodigal Son, “The Last Weekend.”
The finale of Fox’s Prodigal Son aired Tuesday night and, just as the promo promised, it had a killer ending. While the series was sadly cancelled by the network due to low ratings, the show’s creators are now revealing the plans they had for a potential third season.
The final minutes of Prodigal Son's Season 2 finale included Tom Payne’s Malcolm Bright and his serial killer father, Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), in a father-son standoff in the woods after finding a missing woman. Martin ran away once again but, when Malcolm caught up to his father, he realized his endgame: Martin was going to kill him. Before he had a chance to stab his son though, Malcolm turned the knife on Martin and stabbed him instead. Co-creator Sam Sklaver told TVLine that the aftermath of this event was going to be a massive storyline, and it would tackle how each character and their relationships would have fared following the event:
Martin’s death was just the beginning of what could have been in Season 3. Although fan-favorite actor Michael Sheen was not featured as much in Season 2 due to him having COVID-19 and recovering from it, co-creator Chris Fedak revealed a surprising detail about the third season that gives fans something more to think about after the finale:
By the sounds of it, it seems Season 3 would have upped the stakes even higher. Despite Fox cancelling the series, fans and the cast have stopped at nothing to get the show picked up by a different network, or even streaming service. Maybe it’ll get the Brooklyn Nine-Nine treatment and head to a different network. Or better yet, it could get the Lucifer treatment, in which a streaming platform like Netflix or HBO Max will pick it up so fans can see what happens next.
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