Rob Lowe’s Unstable Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix With New Showrunner

Netflix is staying in business with Dragon, renewing its father-son comedy Unstable for an eight-episode second season, TVLine has learned.

Unstable stars Rob Lowe as Ellis Dragon, a “universally admired, eccentric, narcissist-adjacent biotech entrepreneur working to make the world a better place,” per Netflix’s official logline. To complicate matters further, Dragon is in an “emotional free-fall,” and his only hope may rest in his polar-opposite son Jackson Dragon (played by Lowe’s real-life son John Owen Lowe).

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“It’s a dream come true for us to jump back into the world of Unstable,” the Lowes say in a statement. “Here’s to Season 2 and the many hours of family therapy that we will need along the way.”

Andrew Gurland (Married, Platonic) joins Season 2 as Unstable‘s new showrunner, executive-producing alongside the Lowes, Sean Clements and director Claire Scanlon.

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Unstable‘s ensemble cast also includes Sian Clifford as Anna, Rachel Marsh as Luna, Emma Ferreira as Ruby and Aaron Branch as Malcolm. Recurring Season 1 guest stars included Fred Armisen as Ellis’ codependent therapist Leslie; Tom Allen and JT Parr as troublemaking twins TJ and Chaz, both members of the board at Dragon; and Christina Chang as Jean, a friend of Ellis’ late wife who also sits on the board.

News of Unstable‘s renewal comes just hours after Fox confirmed that the fifth season of 9-1-1: Lone Star, which stars Rob Lowe as firefighter Owen Strand, will not return until fall 2024.

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