Netflix just announced they’ve renewed Atypical for a second season. In addition, Netflix confirmed season two’s episode order has been upped to 10. Season one, which debuted on August 11, 2017, consisted of eight episodes.
Robia Rashid (How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace) created the dramatic series which focuses on a teenager with autism. Rashid also writes and executive produces the series, and Seth Gordon (Baywatch, The Goldbergs) directed two season one episodes and executive produces. Dr. Michelle Dean is involved with the series to help ensure the production accurately portrays a teenager with autism spectrum disorder.
The Plot: Atypical is a coming of age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum searching for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be “normal”?
Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Sam’s mother, Elsa, who is on a life-changing path as her son gains more independence. Michael Rapaport plays Sam’s father, Doug, who desires to better connect with and understand his son. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam’s scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays his therapist, Julia.