Atypical is a coming-of-age television series directed by Robia Rashid.

Official trailers

Netflix on Monday, August 20, 2018 released the trailer:
Atypical: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old from Connecticut with autism, announces that he wants to start dating. His father, Doug, has struggled to connect with Sam and is thrilled when Sam approaches him for advice. When Sam wants to surprise his crush with chocolate-covered strawberries, Doug drives him to her house only to discover that Sam's crush is Julia, Sam's 26-year-old therapist. Doug quickly pulls Sam away and tells him to find a girlfriend his own age. Sam decides he needs a "practice girlfriend" and, with the help of his friends and family, begins to learn the social nuances of dating. As Sam grows more independent, his mother Elsa struggles to find a life outside of being his guardian. During a night out with friends, Elsa meets a bartender and begins an affair with him. Sam's younger sister, Casey, breaks a track-and-field record and receives an athletic scholarship to a prestigious but distant high school. Although she wants to attend, she is nervous about what leaving will mean for Sam. Her concerns are exacerbated when she discovers that Doug abandoned their family for a while after Sam's diagnosis and that Elsa is having an affair. Meanwhile, Julia finds a chocolate-covered strawberry Sam left behind during his visit. She accuses her boyfriend of cheating on her, which leads him to break up with her. After he moves out, Julia discovers that she is pregnant with his child. Upon learning of Elsa's affair, Doug quickly kicks her out of the house, leaving him to complete all household tasks by himself, causing stress. Doug later allows Elsa back into the house under his guidelines, although he remains distant. Sam, no longer able to see Julia due to a conflict of interest, fails to find a new therapist he is comfortable with. The school's guidance counsellor, Ms. Whitaker, encourages Sam to apply to university and join her peer group for students on the spectrum, which prepares students for graduation and independence.


Keir Gilchrist
Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old boy on the autism spectrum
Brigette Lundy-Paine
Casey Gardner, Sam's younger sister
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Elsa Gardner, Sam and Casey's overprotective mother
Michael Rapaport
Doug Gardner, Sam and Casey's father and Elsa's husband
Amy Okuda
Julia Sasaki, Sam's therapist
Graham Rogers
Evan Chapin, Casey's boyfriend
Nik Dodani
Zahid, Sam's best friend, a "dweeby and foul-mouthed lothario"
Raúl Castillo
Nick, a bartender Elsa has an affair with
Jenna Boyd
Paige Hardaway, Sam's classmate
Rachel Redleaf
Beth Chapin, Evan's sister, whom Casey stands up for after witnessing her get bullied by stuck up mean girl Bailey Bennett
Fivel Stewart
Izzie, Casey's enemy-turned-friend
Graham Phillips
Nate, Izzie's boyfriend
Casey Wilson
Ms. Whitaker


The series is produced by Weird Brain, Exhibit A and Sony Pictures Television.

The average duration of each episode is 26 - 38 minutes. Country of origin: United States. Original language: English.

External links

Official website:

Google: #Atypical

Youtube: #Atypical

Wikipedia: Atypical