Sometimes there is a recipe for the perfect comedy series, and it usually includes a weird concept, an eccentric main character, and if you are lucky enough, then Rob Lowe gets thrown into the mix, and there you have it! Well, Netflix is bringing us something that has the potential of being a perfect comedy series, and yes, we are talking about Unstable.
Unstable has been advertised as a father-son comedy, and we are really looking forward to what this series might have in store for us, apart from a lot of crude humor anyway. Unstable is also set in the tech industry, which only makes it more exciting.
The reason Unstable is all the more special is that this father-and-son comedy will feature Rob Lowe and his son, whom we will talk about a little more later in the article, so make sure you stick around.
Netflix has had a brilliant year so far, and it is only March, so the bar has been set high for Unstable. Keep reading this article to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming comedy series, from the plot to the cast to the release date and more:
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Rob Lowe and his son, John Owen Lowe, star in Unstable. Premieres March 30. pic.twitter.com/Fhu4sr3aZa
What Is The Plot of Unstable?
As the title of this father-son comedy series suggests, there is going to be plenty of unstable to look forward to, whether it is the main character or everything he does. Before we dive into any plot details, here is an official synopsis to give us a better idea of what we can expect from this Netflix series:
“Ellis Dragon (Rob Lowe) is a universally admired, eccentric, narcissist-adjacent biotech entrepreneur working to make the world a better place. He’s also in an emotional free-fall. His son Jackson Dragon (John Owen Lowe) is… none of those things. Can Jackson save Ellis and his company and salvage their estranged relationship while also doing what may actually be impossible: escaping the shadow of his larger-than-life father?”
As you can tell from the synopsis and the title, Unstable is going to be very different from the usual father-son comedy that you might have come across before. The focus of Unstable will be on Ellis Dragon, whose personality is incredibly unique and the kind not everyone can keep up with, or even tolerate.
His son, Jackson, is very different from his father and returns to his father’s life to try and save him from…himself, and the adversities around him. Maybe Jackson and Ellis both need each other in different ways and what needs this father-son duo the most is Ellis’ company. So, Unstable is bound to be an interesting journey of watching Ellis and Jackson reconnect and try and make things work for the greater good.
Here’s what makes Unstable a little more exciting and unique. As we mentioned before, the Lowe father-son duo will be starring in the upcoming comedy series, and Unstable has emerged from their friendly banter and Twitter exchanges where Rob Lowe’s son often trolls him, all in good measure though.
So, we might just witness some method acting in Unstable, at least when it comes to the characters of Ellis and Jackson. Speaking of these characters, let’s take a better look at the cast of Unstable because it is only going to get you more excited for this series.
The Cast of Unstable
We have already spoken about the star of Unstable, Rob Lowe, who will be playing the eccentric character, Ellis Dragon. Rob Lowe is one of the leading men in Hollywood today and his career trajectory is incredibly versatile and impressive.
2023 is a good year for him because this isn’t the first father-son project he’s been a father of. Earlier in 2023, Lowe played the role of a father in the Netflix movie Dog Gone, and it was only another opportunity to steal all our hearts. Rob Lowe is also known for his work in The Outsiders, Parks and Recreation, The West Wing, and Holiday in the Wild.
Joining Rob Lowe in Unstable, we have his son John Owen Lowe, who has worked with his father before, but without a doubt, Unstable is bound to be his biggest and most popular role yet. John Owen Lowe has previously appeared in Holiday in the Wild, The Lowe Files, The Grinder, and Christmas at the Plaza. We are looking forward to seeing both of them working together once again and bringing their fun relationship to our screens!
The other cast members who will be joining the Lowe father-son duo in Unstable are Sian Clifford, Rachel Marsh, Aaron Branch, Emma Ferreira, Fred Armisen, Merrick McCartha, and Frank Gallegos amongst several others. It will be interesting to see how this talented and versatile cast adds to the charm of Unstable.
When and Where can you Watch Unstable?
March is undoubtedly a busy month when it comes to new movies and series, especially on Netflix, which is probably why this streaming platform is saving the best for the last. You can officially stream Unstable on the 30th of March, only on Netflix.
There will be a total of eight episodes, which might not seem like a lot, but hopefully, that means there will be more seasons of this series in the future. Or at least that’s what we are guessing.
Is There a Trailer for Unstable?
Netflix dropped the trailer for Unstable recently, and it is all sorts of crazy, and the title only makes more sense now. Rob Lowe has done a brilliant job playing this eccentric character, but major credit needs to be given to his son, John Owen Lowe, whose performance seems at par with his father, and that’s saying something.
The official trailer of Unstable gives us a glimpse into the kind of craziness that we can expect from the upcoming series and the fans can’t stop raving about the father-son duo in the comments section, which is something that we are all definitely looking forward to. Unstable has a lot in store for its viewers and the 30th of march seems almost too far away, but we are certain it will be worth the wait.
If you are as excited as we are about watching Rob Lowe and John Owen Lowe in the upcoming comedy series, Unstable, then do let us know in the comments section! We will definitely be streaming this series as soon as it releases on Netflix.
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