Netflix Renews The Brilliant ‘Atypical’ For Season 2
‘Atypical‘, the brilliant Netflix comedy about an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum has been renewed for a 2nd season the streaming service has announced. The Season 2 order is for 10 episodes, upped from 8 for the 1st season.
‘Atypical’ is a coming of age story starring Keir Gilchrist (‘United States of Tara’, ‘It Follows’) as Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum searching for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with the change in their own lives while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be “normal”?
Jennifer Jason Leigh (‘Twin Peaks’, ‘The Hateful Eight’) stars as Sam’s mother, Elsa, who is on a life-changing path as her son gains more independence. Michael Rapaport (‘Justified’, ‘Prison Break’) plays Sam’s father, Doug, who desires to better connect with and understand his son. Brigette Lundy-Paine (‘Margot vs. Lily’) plays Sam’s scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda (‘How to Get Away with Murder’) plays his therapist, Julia.
Atypical was created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid (‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Will & Grace’). Michelle Dean, who received her Ph.D. from UCLA and worked at the UCLA Center for Autism and Research and Treatment before joining the faculty of CSU Channel Island, was also brought into the production to help guide an accurate depiction of autism spectrum disorder.
‘Atypical‘ Season 2 is expected to land on Netflix in 2018, but if you haven’t seen it already, the entire 1st Season is available now on Netflix.
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