This week Netflix, the world leading internet television network, announced its intention to launch a new program about a teen with autism called Atypical. The series, written by Robia Rashid, writer of The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother, and Will & Grace will go into production in LA later this year, with no release date yet announced.
In an announcement on Monday Netflix said, “[t]he coming of age story follows Sam, …an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum on his search for love and independence. His funny yet painful journey of self-discovery upends his entire family, forcing them all to grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?”
The show will be produced by Academy Award winning producer Seth Gordon, who has previously produced Baywatch, The Goldbergs, Horrible Bosses, and The King of Kong.
The show will star Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh of Hateful Eight, Margot at the Wedding, and Georgia, as well as Keir Gilchrist, of It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and The United States of Tara, who will be playing Sam.
We will bring you more updates about the show, and its production, as more information is announced.
For more information or to read the original Netflix announcement, click HERE.