Netflix renews Atypical for a second season!
Atypical has been renewed by Netflix for a second season with a 10-episode order, up from 8 episodes for the series’ first season. It is a quick renewal for the autism-themed show, created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid and executive producer/director Seth Gordon, which debuted August 17.
Atypical, from Sony Pictures TV Studios, is a coming of age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), 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 change in their own lives while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be “normal”? Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Sam’s mother, Elsa, who is on a life-changing path as her son gains more independence. Michael Rapaport plays Sam’s father, Doug, who desires to better connect with and understand his son. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam’s scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays his therapist, Julia.