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Atypical (2017)

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series & technical details


streaming on Netflix / renewed for season 3 (2019)


comedy / drama








approx. 25 to 35 mins /episode


261 binge minutes (se.1) / 297 binge minutes (se.2)


16:9 HD (se.1-2)


Dolby Digital


English (various subtitle languages also available)





business details


Exhibit A / Sony Pictures Television




11 Aug. 2017 (se.1) / 7 Sep. 2018 (se.2)



worth noting


 Nominated, Satellite Award, Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical

season 1 outline

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(2017) on IMDb

Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?

season 2 outline

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Every family is imperfect. Every family is unpredictable. Every family is Atypical. Season 2 sees the introduction of a new autism support group for Sam, played by eight actors who are all on the autistic spectrum themselves. Plus, Sam must decide on a college while Casey tries to adjust to her new school and begins questioning her sexuality.

Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Sam's mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery. Michael Rapaport plays his father, Doug. Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs Lily, The Glass Castle) plays Sam’s sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder) plays a therapist, Julia. Additional cast includes Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove) who plays Sam's best friend, Zahid, and Jenna Boyd plays Paige, Sam's on again, off again girlfriend.


Happy bingeing! 🍿 - Nick Runyeard


Brigette Lundy-Paine as Casey Gardner & Keir Gilchrist as Sam Gardner in season 2 of Atypical.

Brigette Lundy-Paine as Casey Gardner & Keir Gilchrist as Sam Gardner in season 2 of Atypical. (Source: Beth Dubber/Netflix)

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Atypical stars Jennifer Jason Leigh; Keir Gilchrist; Brigette Lundy-Paine; Michael Rapaport; Amy Okuda, Nik Dodani; Jenna Boyd; Raúl Castillo; Nina Ameri; Fivel Stewart; Ariela Barer; Graham Phillips; Michelle Farrah Huang; Rachel Redleaf; Christina Offley; Angel Laketa Moore; Wendy Braun; Kevin Daniels; Casey Wilson, and more!

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