TV Drama Focused On Autism Renewed
A television show built around the story of a family dealing with their child’s autism diagnosis will return with more episodes.
SundanceTV said that it has picked up a second season of “The A Word.”
The one-hour drama premiered in July on the cable channel after airing on BBC One in the United Kingdom earlier this year.
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Currently, the first season of “The A Word” is in the midst of a six-episode run appearing on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET.
Based on an Israeli series called “Yellow Peppers,” the show focuses on 5-year-old Joe, who has autism, and his family. The boy’s parents are learning to adjust to their son’s new label while his aunt and uncle are working to rebuild their marriage and his grandfather, a recent widower, owns the family brewery.
SundanceTV announced its decision to renew “The A Word” at the Television Critics’ Association press tour this week in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The new season is set to air in 2017, the network said.