Netflix announced they’re releasing the second season of the original comedy/drama series, Atypical, on September 7, 2018. Season one, which debuted on August 11, 2017, consisted of eight episodes. Netflix increased the episode order to 10 for the show’s second season.
The series was created by Robia Rashid (The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace) who serves as a writer and executive producer. Atypical‘s also executive produced by Seth Gordon and Mary Rohlich. Gordon, director of Horrible Bosses, The King of Kong, and Baywatch, directed multiple episodes of the critically acclaimed series. Series star Jennifer Jason Leigh is a producer.
Season one of the series earned a Satellite Award nomination in the Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical category. The first season currently sits at 77% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Plot: Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?
Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) stars as his mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery. Michael Rapaport (White Famous) plays his father, Doug. Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs Lily, The Glass Castle) plays Sam’s sister Casey and Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder) plays his therapist Julia.
The cast of season two also includes Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove) who plays Sam’s best friend, Zahid, and Jenna Boyd (Nowhere, Michigan) plays Paige, Sam’s on again, off again girlfriend.