10:19am PT by Rick Porter
Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins Fox's 'Prodigal Son'
Catherine Zeta-Jones is headed to Fox.
The Oscar winner has joined the network's drama Prodigal Son for its second season. She'll be a series regular and foil for Michael Sheen's character in the series.
"An extraordinary talent, Catherine Zeta-Jones is the perfect foil for the brilliant Michael Sheen," said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. "I can't wait to see these two greats go head-to-head in a season that is bound to raise the bar set by an outstanding season one."
In her first series role on a broadcast network, Zeta-Jones will play Dr. Vivian Capshaw, the resident MD at the psychiatric institute where Sheen's Dr. Martin Whitly is a patient. When Martin is assigned to infirmary duty, she initially assigns him to menial tasks, but as he proves valuable in treating patients, Dr. Capshaw begins to see him in a new light — which is not a good thing.
The show is slated to begin its second season on Jan. 12; Zeta-Jones will make her first appearance later in the run.
Zeta-Jones won an Oscar in 2003 for Chicago. The Traffic and Mask of Zorro star's recent credits include Facebook Watch's Queen America, Lifetime's movie Cocaine Godmother and FX's Feud: Bette and Joan.
Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver created Prodigal Son for Warner Bros. TV and serve as showrunners. They executive produce with Berlanti Productions' Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.