'The Unicorn': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the CBS sitcom series starring Walton Goggins
Created by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, 'The Unicorn' on CBS stars Walton Goggins in the lead who feels the role is 'closer' to him than anything he has ever played
A single-camera comedy, 'The Unicorn' is an upcoming sitcom series on CBS that centers on a close-knit group of best friends and family who help Wade Felton cope up with his life after he loses his wife. Created by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, the series stars Walton Goggins in the lead who feels the role is "closer" to him than anything he has ever played.
Goggins told the TCA Corps, "When this came along, I fell deeply in love with him and his struggles and fell in love with his friends and his community," adding, "I'm in a place at 48 where kindness, and sincerity and being earnest are very important to me, and this show spoke to all of that. It touched me in a way that's deep and meaningful."
The sitcom premieres on CBS and CBS All Access every Thursday at 8.30/7.30c starting from September 26.
The official summary of the plot reads: "'The Unicorn' is a single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who help Wade (Walton Goggins) embrace his 'new normal' in the wake of the loss of his wife a year ago. As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again."
"To Wade's amazement, he's a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he's the perfect single guy — a unicorn: employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he'll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life and love... again."
Walton Goggins plays the central role of Wade in the sitcom. He produced and starred in the 2001 short film 'The Accountant', which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in the FX series 'Justified'.
The actor, who also stars in the HBO series 'Ballers', plays the role of Forrest in the series. The creator and star of 'Adult Swim's Children's Hospital', he was four Primetime Emmy Awards.
Other actors in the cast include Michaela Watkins as Delia, Omar Benson Miller as Ben, Maya Lynne Robinson as Michelle, Ruby Jay as Grace and Makenzie Moss as Natalie.
The series has been created by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, who are also executive producers for CBS Television Studios along with Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Peyton Reed, and John Hamburg (pilot only). Hamburg also directed the pilot from a script by Martin and Schiff.
Watch the 3.41-minute preview trailer of 'The Unicorn' that revolves around a group of close-knit best friends and family below:
Where to watch
You can stream the series on CBS and CBS All Access every Thursday at 8.30/7/30c starting from September 26.
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