The Unicorn: Walton Goggins to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot


The Unicorn: Walton Goggins to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot

The Unicorn: Walton Goggins to star in CBS comedy pilot

Emmy nominee Walton Goggins (Justified, The Hateful Eight, Ant-Man and the Wasp) will be starring in the lead role of CBS’ comedy pilot The Unicorn, Variety has confirmed.

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In The Unicorn, Goggins will play a recent widower and devoted father to two adolescent girls. The character is described as a big-hearted open-book of a guy, but without his wife, he’s finding himself at sea. When his friends persuade him to start dating again, he discovers to his shock that he’s kind of a hot commodity, if only he knew what the hell he was doing.

Goggins was recently announced as the lead in CBS’ planned adaptation of L.A. Confidential, based on the book by James Ellroy. Considered “too dark” for the broadcaster, CBS ultimately passed on the project. Goggins, whose credits also include Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Predators, Vice Principals, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and Tomb Raider, will executive produce and star in Season 2 of Epix’s drama Deep State. It was also announced that he will voice a character in the upcoming animated series Invincible, based on the Skybound/Image comic.

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Bill Martin and Mike Schiff will pen The Unicorn pilot and will also serve as executive producers. Executive producers also include Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor of Kapital Entertainment alongside Wendi Trilling and Peyton Reed. CBS Television Studios will produce the project.

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