When you think of a serial killer, do the words “witty”, “kind” and “generous” come to mind? Yeah, didn’t think so.
However that’s exactly how Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen describes his Prodigal Son character, Dr. Michael Whitly. In the show, notorious serial killer Dr. Whitly is the father of Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne - The Walking Dead), a criminal psychologist who uses his knowledge of how serial killers think to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers.
For Sheen, Whitly is a walking contradiction. “He seems to want to have a relationship with his son - a genius at catching serial killers - and yet the horrors he’s committed suggest that sort of a connection should be impossible.”
Every week, viewers will take one step closer to finding out whether Dr. Whitly’s desire to have a connection with his son comes from a genuine bond or is an attempt to retain power and control?
Watch it every Wednesday at 19:00 on M-Net (101).