Posted Fri Oct 21, 2016 at 08:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The upcoming streaming series will begin production later this year.
Netflix has announced its latest original show. 'Atypical' comes from Robia Rashid ('The Goldbergs,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Will & Grace') and Academy Award winning producer Seth Gordon ('Baywatch,' 'The Goldbergs,' 'Horrible Bosses,' 'The King of Kong').
The coming of age story follows Sam (played by Gilchrist), 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? Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as his mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self discovery, and Michael Rapaport plays his father, Doug. Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs Lily, The Glass Castle) will play Sam's sister Casey and Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder) portrays his therapist Julia.
The show is created and written by Robia Rashid. Rashid is also on board as an executive producer, along with Seth Gordon and Mary Rohlich. In addition, Gordon will direct the first episode, and star Jennifer Jason Leigh is attached as a producer.
An exact release date has not been announced yet. Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Black Mirror' on October 21, 'Into the Inferno' on October 28, 'The Crown' on November 4, 'Lovesick' on November 17, 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' on November 25, 'David Brent: Life on the Road' on February 10, and 'Iron Fist' on March 17.
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