“For most mammalian species, survival depends on knowing and sticking with your pack … but the members of my pack keep migrating to other schools, to other houses, or just away from me,” says Sam (Keir Gilchrist) in Netflix’s season two trailer for Atypical.
The series follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. In season two, Sam begins to think about life after high school in the coming of age story.
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 as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?
The cast includes Jennifer Jason Leigh as Sam’s mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery; Michael Rapaport as Sam’s father, Doug; Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs Lily, The Glass Castle) as Sam’s sister, Casey; Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder) plays a therapist, Julia, Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove) as Sam’s best friend, Zahid; and Jenna Boyd as Paige, Sam’s on again, off again girlfriend.
In addition to the trailer, Netflix also key art and first-look images for season two, which focuses on the strong bonds between family.
Atypical debuts September 7.