Netflix has announced the release date for its new comedy series “Atypical,” a series about an 18-year-old boy on the autism spectrum who’s learning to navigate life. The announcement came with a clip from its premiere episode, and parents of teenagers will relate.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”) and Keir Gilchrist (“It’s Kind of a Funny Story”) play the mother and son duo in this heartfelt coming-of-age story that unfolds from the point-of-view of Sam (Keir Gilchrist).

According to the summary provided by Netflix, “Sam decides it is time to go on a date, find a girlfriend and hopefully love, a journey that sets Sam’s mother, Elsa (played by Jason Leigh), on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. Sam’s entire family must adjust to change, all while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be ‘normal’?”

Other big names included in this cast are Michael Rapaport (“The Heat”) as Sam’s father, Brigette Lundy-Paine (“Irrational Man”) as Sam’s scrappy sister, and Amy Okuda (“How to Get Away with Murder”) as Sam’s therapist.

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Source:: IndieWire

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