The Unicorn Season 2 premiered Thursday, November 12, 2020, on CBS.
The Unicorn explores the life and community of widower and single father Wade and his community of friends. The show uses comedy as a tool to explore grief and self-growth. Though the topics The Unicorn explores can be heavy, the comedic relief offers a sense of healing not just for the fictional characters but for the viewers as well. The show explores the different forms of family and a support system takes. Wade’s community becomes his foundation and his support system for navigating his new life.
One of the stars of the show Omar Benson Miller believes that it takes a village to raise a child and to keep an adult sane. The importance of having a “village” and the different forms a village can take is explored through the relationships and the various storylines within The Unicorn. With the second season premiering in 2020, it was important to Miller that the show explored many of the issues that feel relevant to the nation during this year. 2020 has been a difficult year filled with a global pandemic, protest, and conversations about brutality. This has led to a variety of emotions across the nation and anxiety about both the present and future. Miller quickly decided to take charge of how the show would navigate some of these topics in a way that felt not only authentic but fit The Unicorn’s cast and rhythm. He didn’t want the opportunity to unpack difficult conversations about race to be missed and with the support of his cast and crew, it was accomplished this season.
Miller himself approaches his work with honesty, faith, and awareness which contributes to the authenticity of The Unicorn. He wants the representation not just of himself but also of Blackness to be appropriate and genuine to the various realities that exist within the community. Miller is a true thespian and his work seeks to bring joy to viewers while representing Black people without the use of racial tropes.