Netflix Series To Focus On Teen With ASD
A coming-of-age story about a teenager on the autism spectrum and his family is coming to Netflix.
The streaming service said this week that it has given the green light to a new series called “Atypical.”
The show focuses on Sam, an 18-year-old with autism who is seeking love and independence. The teen’s journey forces his parents and sister to also face change in their lives as they struggle with what it means to be normal, Netflix said.
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Keir Gilchrist will play Sam with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Rapaport starring as his parents.
The series is created and written by Robia Rashid who previously worked on “The Goldbergs,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “Will & Grace.”
Production on “Atypical” is expected to begin later this year in Los Angeles.