“Prodigal Son” Snags Additional 9-Episode Order

Tom Payne and Aurora Perrineau in "Prodigal Son."

Prodigal Son has scored a full-season order at Fox after airing just two episodes. 

Multiple outlets confirm that Fox has handed an additional 9-episode order to the serial killer drama, which will bring its Season 1 count to 22 episodes.

“Prodigal Son delivers a fantastic crime procedural with a complicated and compelling father-son relationship at its core, thanks to the stellar performances from Tom Payne and Michael Sheen,” said Michael Thorn, president of Fox Entertainment. “The series has razor-sharp writing, cinematic visuals and is an inventive twist on the genre. We want to thank our executive producers, Greg [Berlanti], Sarah [Schechter], Chris [Fedak] and Sam [Sklaver], Peter Roth and our partners at Warner Bros. and the entire cast and crew. We can’t wait to see how this twisted journey continues to unfold.”

According to Variety, the series is the highest-rated new fall show to date, with the premiere banking 8.5 million total viewers across all platforms.