Netflix today ordered Unstable, a new scripted comedy series starring Rob Lowe and his son, John Owen Lowe. Unstable is co-created and executive produced by both Lowes and Victor Fresco.
The series is set in a cutting-edge biotech research company, following an introverted, socially-challenged son who goes to work for his very successful, wildly eccentric father in order to save him from disaster. It is inspired by Rob and John Owen Lowe’s social media relationship, in which John Owen often humorously trolls his dad. Their posts often go viral and have been extensively covered in the media.
“We are very excited to be working with Victor, Rob and John Owen,” said Tracey Pakosta, Netflix Head of Comedy. “The three of them – and their wildly funny, smart sensibilities – are a perfect fit for our growing slate of scripted comedies.”
John Owen Lowe is a writer, producer, and actor. His acting credits include The Grinder and the Netflix feature Holiday in the Wild. On the writing front, John Owen has been a story editor on the series 911: Lone Star, penning several episodes over the past three seasons. He most recently finished production starring in and producing the independent feature Grace Point, from writer/director Rory Karpf.