Netflix Renews Series About Teen On The Spectrum
A television show all about the experiences of a teenager with autism is getting another run.
Netflix says it has renewed “Atypical” for a third season.
The half-hour show, which debuted its second season on the streaming service last month, will produce 10 more episodes.
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“Atypical” focuses on 18-year-old Sam who is on the spectrum and searching for love and independence.
Sam is played by Keir Gilchrist who does not have autism. In the most recent season, however, the show added five characters who are members of a peer group and are all portrayed by actors with the developmental disorder.
Additionally, Netflix said the show relied on the expertise of Michelle Dean, a special education professor at California State University Channel Islands, and David Finch, who is on the spectrum and authored the memoir “The Journal of Best Practices,” to ensure an accurate depiction of those with autism.
Netflix has not yet confirmed the returning cast for the third season.