ABC Set To Premiere Show With Down Syndrome Storyline
A new drama headed to prime-time television this month prominently features a character with Down syndrome.
The hourlong show “Stumptown” is based on the graphic novel by the same name.
The TV version coming to ABC stars Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios, a former Marine turned private investigator with a gambling debt, a complicated love life and a brother with Down syndrome to take care of in Portland, Ore.
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Cole Sibus, who himself has the chromosomal disorder, stars as Dex’s brother Ansel.
Sibus previously appeared on A&E Network’s “Born This Way” and in the 2018 film “Spare Room.”
“Stumptown” premieres Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.