Life has become even more complicated for Sam in the season two trailer of Netflix’s critically acclaimed dramatic series, Atypical. The first official season two trailer reminds us that all families are imperfect, unpredictable, and atypical.
Netflix has set a September 7, 2018 premiere date for season two. Season one debuted on August 11, 2017 and consisted of eight episodes. The second season received a 10 episode order.
Atypical was created by Robia Rashid (The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace). Rashid serves as a writer and executive producer, with Seth Gordon and Mary Rohlich also executive producing. 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.
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.