Producer Greg Berlanti just secured his third pilot order of the season thanks to Fox!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has officially put in a pilot order for a brand new cop drama from producer Greg Berlanti called Prodigal Son.
Prodigal Son marks Berlanti’s third pilot order this season with The CW having previously picked up pilot orders for Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene as well as the highly anticipated Batwoman series starring Ruby Rose.
Written by Chris Fedak (Legends of Tomorrow) and Sam Sklaver (Deception), the forthcoming cop drama promises to be “a freak take on the crime franchise with a darkly comedic tone.”
Prodigal Son centers on Malcom Bright a criminal psychologist who understands how killers think. He also happens to be the son of a notorious serial killer who goes by the name of The Surgeon.
Malcolm puts his skills to good use by helping the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers in their tracks, but he’s also got a lot on his plate. On top of dealing with a manipulative mother, and a sister, he’s also got to deal with his homicidal father who’s still looking to bond with him.
Berlanti currently has 15 scripted series currently airing across multiple networks on television with titles ranging from The CW’s Riverdale, to Netflix’s newly acquired You.
The numbers are impressive, but one thing Berlanti wants to make clear is that it takes more than one person to bring a series to life.
The high profile producer took to Twitter shortly after today’s good news to shed light on all of the other people who work tirelessly to bring new titles to the small screen.
This is the once a year pilot season PSA where I remind everyone that no matter how many times you read my name next to a pilot — there are MANY people who’ve worked harder on it, starting with the SUPREMELY talented creators to lotsa folks our company. Thanks for listening. ❤️
— Love, Greg (@GBerlanti) January 28, 2019
“This is the once a year pilot season PSA where I remind everyone that no matter how many times you read my name next to a pilot– there are MANY people who’ve worked harder on it,” tweeted Berlanti. “Starting with the SUPREMELY talented creators to lotsa folks [at] our company. Thanks for listening.”
We’ll be looking forward to seeing if Fox ends up putting Prodigal Son on its final slate for 2019-2020!