Justified and Vice Principals alum Walton Goggins has been set at the lead of The Unicorn, CBS’ half-hour comedy pilot from Fam co-executive producers Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, Kapital Entertainment and CBS Television Studios.
The project, initially created as a single-camera, was picked up to pilot as a multi-camera. It underwent conversion and tapped veteran multi-camera helmer James Burrows to direct. Now The Unicorn will be reverting to its original single-camera format with a new director. It is the only single-camera comedy pilot at CBS this season all other folks are multi-camera/hybrid.
Written by Martin and Schiff, The Unicorn, inspired by a correct story, centers on a current widower (Goggins) who is eager to move on from the most complicated year of his life, only to understand he’s utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his personal and equally unprepared for the dating globe — exactly where, to his shock, he’s all of a sudden a hot commodity.
Goggins’ character, a devoted father to two adolescent girls, is a large-hearted open-book of a guy, but devoid of his wife, he’s discovering himself at sea. When his pals persuade him to start out dating once more, he discovers to his shock that he’s type of a hot commodity… if only he knew what the heck he was undertaking.
Martin and Schiff executive generate with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendi Trilling — who has a pod deal at Kapital — and Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed. CBS Television Studios is the studio.
Goggins, who was pursued for a number of pilots this season, earned an Emmy nomination for his co-starring part on FX drama series Justified and also had a main part on History’s Six. On the comedy side, he starred on the HBO series Vice Principals, landing a Critics Selection Award. This is the second consecutive CBS/CBS Studios pilot for Goggins who starred in the properly received drama L.A. Confidential final season. He also guest starred on CBS’ leading comedy series The Major Bang Theory final season.
Goggins is the star and executive producer of the upcoming eight-episode second season of Epix’s espionage drama Deep State. His current function credits consist of Tomb Raider and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Goggins, who will subsequent be observed in Them That Stick to, which premiered at Sundance, is repped by ICM Partners and Darris Hatch Management & Production.