A dark comedy that premiered last month has been picked up for a second season. Netflix today announced the renewal for “Atypical,” which rolled out its eight-episode first season Aug. 11 on the streaming service.
Created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Will & Grace”), the series stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Amy Okuda and Michael Rapaport.
“‘Atypical’ is a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum searching for love and independence,” Netflix notes in today’s announcement. “While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives while exploring the question: What does it really mean to be ‘normal’?”
The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television.