Netflix Series About Teen On The Spectrum Poised For New Season
A television show centering on the coming-of-age experiences of a teenager with autism is set to return.
Netflix says that it will debut a third season of “Atypical” next month.
The series stars Keir Gilchrist as Sam, a 19-year-old on the spectrum who’s seeking love and independence.
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“In season three, Sam starts his first year of college and is faced with the challenge of figuring out what success means for him, while adjusting to the changes that come with growing up,” Netflix said.
Gilchrist does not have autism in real life. But, the show did feature five characters played by actors with the developmental disorder during the last season.
In addition, Netflix previously said it has consulted with experts including a special education professor and a self-advocate to ensure that the half-hour show offers a realistic portrayal of life on the spectrum.
The 10-episode third season of “Atypical” will be be available for streaming Nov. 1.