Netflix has greenlit dark comedy “Atypical” for a second season, with an order for 10 new episodes. Available for streaming on August 11th, “Atypical” is a coming of age story from the point-of-view of Sam (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.
“Atypical,” from Sony Pictures Television, was created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Will & Grace”).