Prodigal Son: Alan Cumming Sends Greetings & Song From Season 2 Set

It's not that the second season of FOX's Tom Payne and Michael Sheen-starring Prodigal Son wasn't already hitting on all cylinders already to begin with, but when you have Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alan Cumming interested in joining the cast? Well, there's always room for one or two more. Late last month, viewers learned that Cumming was taking on the recurring role of Simon Hoxley, a supremely confident and cocky Europol agent known as "The MindSleuth" (also the title of his autobiography). Set to appear in two episodes, Hoxley is considered one of the most celebrated criminal profilers in the world. But his mission will put him Bright (Payne) and his family squarely on his radar: learning who murdered Nicholas Endicott.

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Now, Cumming is offering fans not just a look from the set with Payne and actor Kaden Kearney (which is apparently a "superyacht," as described by Cumming in the following video), but also a little bit of song from the trio as Cumming welcomes us to "Saturday Night On Broadway":

 

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Here's a look at a preview for next week's episode "Head Case" followed by an episode overview (with preview images throughout the article):

Prodigal Son Season 2, Episode 6 "Head Case": While the team investigates the murder of an architect who was tasked with renovating a supposedly haunted hotel, Bright is knocked out and falls into an elevator shaft. Trapped and unconscious, he imagines an alternate reality that finds him leading a semi-normal life in which his father, who is not a serial killer, helps him solve the case

Prodigal Son: Alan Cumming Sends Greetings & Song From Season 2 Set
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PRODIGAL SON 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, DR. MARTIN WHITLY (Michael 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. Bright's team, led by his longtime mentor, NYPD Lieutenant GIL ARROYO (Lou Diamond Phillips), includes Detectives DANI POWELL (Aurora Perrineau), JT TARMEL (Frank Harts) and medical examiner DR. EDRISA TANAKA (Keiko Agena).

Season Two picks up with Bright's personal life in disarray after his sister AINSLEY's (Halston Sage) shocking actions in the Season One finale. Now, he must "take care" of her and protect his mother JESSICA WHITLY (Bellamy Young) from a secret that could tear the family apart all over again! Further complicating matters, Martin seeks to deepen his relationship with Bright, his prodigal son, but forging this bond leads to shocking twists and revelations.

Joining the cast for the second season include Christian Borle (Little Shop of Horrors) as Friar Pete, a former friar ejected from his church for extremist views, he is famous for a notorious killing spree that has landed him in the psychiatric ward with Martin. Friar Pete is a careful listener and offers respite to the other patients — and becomes a key consultant in Bright's latest case. Michael Potts' (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) Dr. Brandon Marsh is Martin's new therapist at Claremont who's desperate to have a breakthrough with his psychiatric patients. Catherine Zeta-Jones joins the cast as Dr. Vivian Capshaw, a Claremont Psychiatrics' resident MD who looks to make Martin's life "interesting" after she sees him in a new light when he starts helping treat other patients. Alan Cumming stars as Simon Hoxley aka "The Mind Sleuth," who travels to New York to get to the bottom of Endicott's murder, placing Bright and his family squarely on his radar.

Prodigal Son: Alan Cumming Sends Greetings & Song From Season 2 Set
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FOX's Prodigal Son stars Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, Michael Sheen as Dr. Martin Whitly, Bellamy Young as Jessica Whitly, Lou Diamond Phillips as Gil Arroyo, Halston Sage as Ainsley Whitly, Aurora Perrineau as Dani Powell, Frank Harts as JT Tarmel, and Keiko Agena as Edrisa Tanaka. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and FOX Entertainment. Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver created the series, and both are executive producers, showrunners, and writers on the show. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Adam Kane serve as executive producers. Lee Toland Krieger directed and executive-produced the pilot "Like".

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