‘Council of Dads’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the upcoming NBC family drama

‘Council of Dads’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the upcoming NBC family drama
'Council of Dads' (NBC)

Family is not always about how you are related but who stands by you in your toughest time. Bruce Feiler’s bestselling novel takes to screen and will become NBC’s newest primetime show. ‘Council of Dads’ is a tear-jerking drama that will redefine what a family means and explore the transformational journey of fatherhood, but in an unconventional way. Get ready to be inspired by the Perry family.

Release Date

The primetime family drama will air a special series premiere on March 24, 2020, at 10 pm/9c, on NBC. The series will then take a break and return to a new time slot, starting April 30, and will air every Thursday, 8 pm only on NBC.


‘Council of Dads’ follows the story of the Perry family, where the father, Scott Perry’s life with wife and five kids goes upside down when he is identified with a health scare. He gets his oldest friend, Anthony, his AA sponsee, Larry, and his doctor Oliver to come together and support his growing family. With his trusted friends and their respective family members, Scott tries to get through his tough days. And in course of their journey together, the council discovers that there’s more to fatherhood than they had ever known or imagined.



Tom Everett Scott, Michael O'Neill, J. August Richards, and Clive Standen feature in the lead roles as the four dads who will begin a transformational journey of fatherhood.

Tom Everett Scott- 'Council of Dads' - NBC (IMDb)

Tom Everett Scott plays the role of Scott Perry. Scott is a popular face of television and appeared in many roles. He is best known for his work in ’13 Reasons Why’, ‘The Healing Powers of Dude’, ‘I’m Sorry’, ‘Southland’, and many more.

Michael O'Neill - 'Council of Dads' - NBC (IMDb)


Michael O’Neill features as Larry Mills, Scott’s oldest friend. He is a veteran actor, who has appeared in many movies and television productions. He is most known for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, ‘Transformers’, and ‘Seabiscuit.'

J August RIchards - 'Council of Dads' - NBC (IMDb)


J August Richards stars as Dr Oliver Post, Scott’s family doctor. Richards is a popular television actor who has featured in hit shows like ‘Arrow’, ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’, ‘Raising the Bar’, among others.

Clive Standen - 'Council of Dads' - NBC (IMDb)

Clive Standen plays the role of Anthony Lavelle, Scott’s AA sponsee. Standen is a British actor who featured in ‘Taken’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Mirage’, ‘Camelot’, and best known for his recent work in ‘Vikings’.

Other cast members include Sarah Wayne Callies, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver and many others.


The series is based on the bestselling novel by Bruce Feiler. It is written by Tony Phelan & Joan Rater for the screen, who also serve as executive producers along with David Gould and Jason Wilborn, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed.



Sneak a peek into the inspirational family drama and see what’s coming.


Where to Watch

Be ready to shed a few tears of joy when you catch the special premiere on March 24 and then the rest of the series on NBC, every Thursday night, starting April 30.


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