Rob Lowe returns to our screens for Unstable, a Netflix comedy he co-created, executive produced and stars in. He plays Ellis Dragon, a bioscientist with his own super successful business. But following the death of his wife, he's spiralling, leaving his company in jeopardy and his relationship with his son more strained than ever.

Alongside Lowe, the cast contains a couple of familiar faces, plus some rising stars that you'll no doubt fall in love with – and has very kindly compiled a character guide for you.

Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of Unstable and where you've seen the stars before.

Who's in the cast of Unstable?

The cast of Unstable is as follows:

  • Rob Lowe as Ellis Dragon
  • John Owen Lowe as Jackson Dragon
  • Sian Clifford as Anna Bennet
  • Aaron Branch as Malcolm Drummond
  • Rachel Marsh as Luna Castillo
  • Emma Ferreira as Ruby Rosario
  • Fred Armisen as Leslie

For more about the cast of Unstable, read on...

Rob Lowe plays Ellis Dragon

Ellis standing outside standing in front of his son with a smile on his face
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Who is Ellis Dragon? A biotech scientist and entrepreneur who's described as "brilliant and eccentric". His life is turned on its head after his wife dies.

What else has Rob Lowe been in? His extensive CV includes The West Wing, Parks and Recreation, 9-1-1: Lone Star, The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, among others.

John Owen Lowe plays Jackson Dragon

Jackson sitting on a coach with his head held high
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Who is Jackson Dragon? Ellis's son. He's described as "more grounded and introverted" than his father and struggles with living in his dad's shadow. He "reluctantly returns" to Ellis's business to help get things moving again.

What else has John Owen Lowe been in? He is Rob Lowe's real-life son and has appeared alongside him in Fox comedy The Grinder and Christmas romcom Holiday in the Wild.

Sian Clifford plays Anna Bennet

Anna stood in an office with her right arm raised and finger outstretched
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Who is Anna Bennet? Ellis's Chief Financial Officer. She's described as "smart, tough and formidable" and is comfortable going "toe-to-toe" with him. Anna is the reason Ellis's business is still standing following his "emotional spiral".

What else has Sian Clifford been in? You'll recognise her from Fleabag, ITV drama Quiz?, Two Weeks to Live with Maisie Williams and BBC drama Life After Life.

Aaron Branch plays Malcolm Drummond

Malcolm having a conversation

Who is Malcolm Drummond? Jackson's childhood friend. He has been promoted to project manager at Ellis's company after a stint as his assistant. Malcolm is Ellis's biggest fan, which causes some friction between himself and Jackson.

What else has Aaron Branch been in? He's a comedian and writer. This is his first major role.

Rachel Marsh plays Luna Castillo

Luna standing in the lab wearing a white lab coat with a smile on her face

Who is Luna Castillo? A biotech engineer who works for Ellis. She's super smart, as her job title indicates, and is also "shy, awkward and weird" in the eyes of some.

What else has Rachel Marsh been in? She's appeared in a number of shorts and independent films including Half Vanilla, which received an award at the London Independent Film Awards.

Emma Ferreira plays Ruby Rosario

Ruby at the lab wearing a white lab coat and smiling
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Who is Ruby Rosario? Another biotech engineer and Luna's research partner. She's described as the "opposite of Luna: outgoing, accessible and fun".

What else has Emma Ferreira been in? She starred in Canadian feature Learn to Swim, which you can watch on Netflix.

Fred Armisen plays Leslie

lesley and ellis sat on different sofas opposite one another talking
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Who is Leslie? Ellis's therapist. He could also do with some emotional support himself.

What else has Fred Armisen been in? He's a comedian, writer and actor who you might recognise from Saturday Night Live, Documentary Now! and Portlandia. Recently, he appeared in Netflix's Wednesday as Uncle Fester.

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