Netflix has released a two-minute behind-the-scenes video from the new series, Atypical. The featurette includes interview snippets of the cast and producers discussing their approach to telling a story centering around a teenager with autism. The series was created by Robia Rashid (How I Met Your Mother), with Rashid writing and executive producing.
Atypical stars Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Rapaport, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and Amy Okuda. Netflix has set a Friday, August 11, 2017 premiere date for season one’s eight episodes.
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? Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, Twin Peaks) stars as his mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery. Michael Rapaport (Justified, Prison Break) 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.