The first thought that crosses the mind of a parent when he/she is battling a life-threatening disease is, “Will my family be okay?” This is the central theme of NBC’s latest family drama ‘Council of Dads.’ It chronicles the life of the Perry family, when the patriarch, Scott Perry, gets diagnosed with Cancer and realizes that he doesn’t have a lot of time left in this world. Therefore, to fill the upcoming void in the life of his five kids, Scott makes an arrangement with three trustworthy friends, asking them to step in as father figures to his young kids, especially his unborn daughter.
Based on Bruce Feiler’s eponymous best-selling autobiographical book, ‘Council of Dads’ is developed for the screen by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan. The show is creating a lot of buzz for its unconventional take on family dynamics and also for its resemblance to NBC’s award-winning drama ‘This is Us.’ In case you are wondering about the release date and other details of ‘Council of Dads’ season 1, we have got you covered. Keep reading.
Council of Dads Season 1 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?
‘Council of Dads’ season 1 is all set to premiere on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 10 pm ET, on NBC. After the premiere, the show will shift to a new time-slot of 8 pm – 9 pm ET, from Thursday, April 30, 2020. It was initially supposed to release on March 10, 2020, but was pushed back due to scheduling issues.
Council of Dads Cast: Who is in it?
The show features Tom Everett Scott (‘Southland’) as Scott Perry, a father of five, who assembles a council of back-up dads to take care of his family when he is gone. Joining him as his wife Robin Perry is Sarah Wayne Callies of ‘The Walking Dead’ fame. Emjay Anthony, Blue Chapman, Thalia Tran, and Michele Weaver (‘Love Is’) essay the characters of the Perry kids – Theo, JJ, Charlotte, and Luly, respectively.
Michael O’Neill (‘Jack Ryan’) appears as Larry Mills, Scott’s friend from Alcoholics Anonymous. ‘Angel’ actor J. August Richards stars as Dr. Oliver Post, Robin’s best friend, while Clive Standen (‘Vikings’) plays Anthony Lavelle, Scott’s best friend. Steven Silver, best known for his work in ‘13 Reasons Why,’ stars as Evan Norris.
Council of Dads Plot: What is it About?
‘Council of Dads’ revolves around the life of Scott and Robin Perry and their five kids. It showcases the events that occur after an unexpected life-changing tragedy hits the family. When Scott’s family doctor, Oliver, informs him that he has Cancer, Scott reveals to his wife that he wants to make the best of the time left, by making sure that his family’s future is secure. To fulfill that purpose, he forms a Council of Dads comprising Larry, Scott’s draconian but understanding friend and AA sponsee; Oliver, his family doctor and Robin’s best friend; and Anthony, Scott’s most-trustworthy friend.
When Scott passes away, the three back-up fathers band together to execute the promise by guarding and guiding the little ones and the eldest daughter, Luly. They do everything in their power to share the burden of raising the five kids, from Scott’s wife. While navigating the stormy waters of being a father, Anthony, Larry, and Oliver realize that being a father is a lot more complicated than they used to think. Not only do they have to be physically present for the kids, but also be emotionally invested in their lives whenever they need mental support.
Council of Dads Trailer
Check out the trailer for ‘Council of Dads’ season 1!
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