Entertainment18 October 2016
Beverly Hills, CA., October 17, 2016 -- Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced Atypical, a new series 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), starring Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Hateful Eight, Margot at the Wedding, Georgia), Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, The United States of Tara) and Michael Rapaport (Justified). The series from Sony Pictures Television will begin production in Los Angeles later this year.
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 series is created and written by Robia Rashid. Seth Gordon will direct the first episode. Rashid and Gordon serve as executive producers along with Mary Rohlich, and with Jennifer Jason Leigh serving as a producer.
About Sony Pictures Television:
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 17 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.
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