Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist to star in Netflix comedy “Atypical”

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist to star in Netflix comedy “Atypical”

PanARMENIAN.Net – Netflix is adding a new family comedy series to its roster. Following prolonged negotiations, the streaming giant has handed out an eight-episode straight-to-series order for family comedy Atypical, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist and Michael Rapaport, The Hollywood Reporter reveals. From Robia Rashid , the series is described as a coming-of-age story that follows Sam , an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum and his search for love and independence. His funny yet painful journey of self-discovery upends his entire family and forces them all to grapple with change in their own lives as they struggle with what it means to be normal. Leigh will play Sam's mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery. Rapaport is set as Sam's father, Doug; Brigette Lundy-Paine will play Sam’s sister Casey; and Amy Okuda is Sam's therapist Julia. Rashid created the series and will serve as the show's writer. She will reteam with Seth Gordon on the project, with Gordon set to executive produce and direct the pilot. Mary Rohlich also will exec produce, with Leigh also credited as a producer on the series. The dark comedy hails from Sony Pictures Television, where Gordon is under an overall deal. Production will begin later this year in Los Angeles. Atypical marks the latest collaboration for SPT with Netflix following Bloodline, which will end with its third season next year; as well as The Get Down. For Netflix, Atypical marks the streaming giant's latest comedy pickup as the company continues its $5 billion spending spree on originals. It joins a roster that includes Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It, Friends From College, Chuck Lorre's Kathy Bates entry Disjointed; Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill;…

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