UnstableNetflix comedy starring Rob Lowe and his son John Owen Lowe returns to production with a second season with a new showrunner.
Andrew Gurland, creator of FX Marriedreplaced Victor Fresco as showrunner for the series’ second season after it was renewed by Netflix for a further eight episodes.
Production will begin later this month, after being interrupted by the writers’ strike in May. Production of the second season began in late March and ended in early May.
Unstable is about an introverted son (John Owen Lowe) who works for his successful, wildly eccentric father (Rob Lowe) to save him and his successful biotech company from disaster. The inspiration comes from Rob and John Owen Lowe’s relationship on social media, in which John Owen often trolls his dad in a humorous way.
Rob Lowe’s Ellis Dragon is a widely admired, eccentric biotech entrepreneur with narcissistic tendencies working to make the world a better place. He is also in emotional freefall. His son Jackson Dragon is… none of these things. So the question is: Can Jackson save Ellis and his company and save their relationship while doing something that may actually be impossible: escaping the shadow of his overpowering father?
The series is co-created and executive produced by Lowes and Victor Fresco. The cast also includes Sian Clifford, Aaron Branch, Rachel Marsh and Emma Ferreira.
Gurland will executive produce alongside Rob Lowe, John Owen Lowe, Andrew Gurland and Sean Clements. Fresco and Marc Buckland are no longer executive producers.
“It’s a dream come true for us to jump back into the world Unstable. We have a second season ahead of us and many hours of family therapy that we will need along the way,” Lowes said: