The PRODIGAL SON Bosses Tease 'the Craziest, Most Epic Finale' - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

The PRODIGAL SON Bosses Tease ‘the Craziest, Most Epic Finale’

May 17, 2021 by  

Prodigal Son series finale preview

PRODIGAL SON: L-R: Guest star Anna Gunn and Tom Payne in the series finale ìThe Last Weekendî episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Tuesday, May 18 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Phil Caruso/FOX

PRODIGAL SON’s penultimate episode ended with one heck of a twist: Martin (Michael Sheen) escaping—and taking an out-of-it Malcolm (Tom Payne) with him.

“We’re going on a delightful buddy-comedy run,” PRODIGAL SON co-creator Sam Sklaver previews. “I didn’t see if there were water skis in that boat, but maybe they’ll do some water skiing. Ending episode 12 on Martin and Bright on a speedboat is something I didn’t 100 percent imagine, even as we were shooting it, but it is so fun. And it just sets up what’s to come next: the craziest, most epic finale for a season, or series, that we could have ever hoped for.”

And right now, the show is in a state of limbo: while the drama was canceled by Fox, the showrunners note the studio, Warner Bros., is trying to find it a new home.

“Our fans are great and they’re rabid in the best possible way,” co-creator Chris Fedak notes. “And they’re also very smart. We’ve enjoyed not only reading our critics online, but also seeing how our fans are reacting to the shows, what are they intrigued by. That’s always great for us, it’s always been a back and forth.”

“In regard to a possible new home for the show, that is something that Warner Bros. is exploring,” he continues. “We would love nothing more to find a new home. We can’t speak to the possibilities of it, because we just don’t know. But it’s something that Warner Bros. is trying to do right now. One of the things that we’ve been lucky with is that we’ve had incredible support from not only Fox, in truth—the executives there have been great for us, in the sense that they’ve been advocates for the show. In the end, obviously there was a decision made that we profoundly disagree with, but we’ve had real champions at Fox. And then at Warner Bros., they love the show as well, and so they’re gonna try their damnedest.”

No matter what happens, the producers were clear they want the fans to watch the final episode of season 2.

“The thing that I really want fans to know is that as frustrated as they are, this is an epic finale,” Fedak teases. “You’ve got to watch it. We built these last four episodes [because we] didn’t know if we would make it to 13 episodes [with production realities]—COVID is a tricky beast. We managed to figure it out, but we built these last episodes from 10-13, so that they could be a finale, each one of them.”

“13, though, is the coup de grâce,” he continues. “It is the biggest and the baddest and the most amazing [hour], with all the bells and whistles. It’s just jam-packed and it still tells a satisfying story. So if you love PRODIGAL SON, it’s a great episode. We really just want everybody to see it and to enjoy it, because we just had a blast making it.”

PRODIGAL SON, Tuesdays, 9/8c, Fox


Follow @GiveMeMyRemote and @marisaroffman on Twitter for the latest TV news. Connect with other TV fans on GIVE ME MY REMOTE’s official Facebook page.

And be the first to see our exclusive videos by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases made through links/ads placed on the site.

Filed under Prodigal Son

Comments Off on The PRODIGAL SON Bosses Tease ‘the Craziest, Most Epic Finale’


Comments are closed.