"What if your father was a serial killer?" asks Prodigal Son co-creator Sam Sklaver. "But he was also a really good dad?"

That's the conundrum driving the latest in a long line of TV serial killer shows.

The father is Welsh star Michael Sheen (Good Omens), who puts his inscrutable smile to excellent use as Martin Whitly, a New York society doctor unmasked in the 1990s as a prolific killer known as The Surgeon.

The son is Malcolm (The Walking Dead's Tom Payne), who called the cops on his dad when he was a boy and grew up to become

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