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Rob Lowe joins writers on picket line as 'Unstable' TV series grinds to a halt

Although 'Unstable' had not been officially renewed, six out of eight planned episodes had already been scripted

By Web Desk
May 05, 2023
Rob Lowe joins writers on picket line as Unstable TV series grinds to a halt
Rob Lowe joins writers on picket line as 'Unstable' TV series grinds to a halt

The production of Netflix series Unstable, starring Rob Lowe and his son John Owen Lowe, has been halted due to the ongoing writers strike.

Although the show had not been officially renewed, six out of eight planned episodes had already been scripted, according to Deadline.

The series follows a reserved son who joins his father's biotech company to save it from going under.

Rob Lowe, the show's creator and star, has also joined writers on the picket line to demand better union contracts and compensation, as the entertainment industry increasingly turns towards streaming. The movement has been initiated in collaboration with Writers Guild of America.

Unstable joins the growing list of shows impacted by the writers strike, including "Cobra Kai," "Power Book III: Raising Kanan," "Yellowjackets," and "Abbott Elementary."

Meanwhile, Rob Lowe is set to appear in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons titled "The Very Hungry Caterpillars" as Principal Skinner's cousin Peter, which tackles the grim topic of a pandemic.