TV GUIDE: 'Prodigal Son' and 2 other shows about serial killers

Tom Payne and Michael Sheen in 'Prodigal Son.' (Photo: DStv)
Tom Payne and Michael Sheen in 'Prodigal Son.' (Photo: DStv)

Tom Payne (The Walking Dead) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) star in the twisted thriller, Prodigal Son, which premieres on M-Net (DStv 101).

It centres on Malcolm Bright, a criminal psychologist who has a gift for understanding how serial killers think, but there's a reason for this.

Tonight's TV guide explores the minds of serial killers.

Prodigal Son - M-Net (DStv 101) - 21:00

Malcolm Bright has a gift. He knows how killers think and how their minds work. Why? His father is 'The Surgeon', a notorious serial killer who has taken the lives of more than 20 people.

Mindhunter – Netflix

In the late 1970s, two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

The Alienist – Netflix

In 1896 New York City, psychologist Laszlo Kreizler is enlisted by Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to catch a killer preying on homeless boys.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht