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Netflix’s New Show ‘Atypical’ Will Feature an Autistic Lead Character

Netflix is premiering a new coming-of-age TV show called Atypical starring Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara) as 18-year-old Sam, a young man embarking on pursuits of love and self-discovery who also happens to be autistic.

According to the official description of the show, “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?”

The series, from Sony Pictures TV, will begin production in Los Angeles later this year and will also star Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, Weeds) and Michael Rapaport (Prison Break, Justified).

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The series was created by Robia Rashid (The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace). Seth Gordon (The Goldbergs) will direct the premiere.

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