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Netflix’s ‘Atypical’ is a Heartfelt and Quirky Series About an Autistic Teen Who is Ready for True Love

Published on June 20th, 2017 | Updated on June 20th, 2017 | By FanFest

Falling in love is never easy but, it’s even more difficult when you are a teenager.  There have been a countless number of films which have explored the “coming of age” romantic comedy side of things but, this summer, Netflix is putting a new spin on this type of storyline.

Netflix’s new series, Atypical follows an 18 year old boy named Sam.  Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist) is on the autism spectrum and has finally decided that it’s time to step out of his comfort zone in order to find love, independence and, well, other female related things.

“Talking to girls makes me a little nervous,” he says, “but Julia [his therapist] says it’s good to do things that scare you.”

Sam’s mother Elsa (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh) replies with some hesitation in regards to his statement by saying, “Fear is also there for a biological reason: I mean, fight or flight, right?”

But Sam is not backing down and his inherently honest nature shines when he responds, “Mom, I’m getting older and at some point, I really, really hope that I get to see boobs.”

Check out the sneak peek of the new series below:

The official description on Netflix’s website says that Atypical “takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence,” and also describes the show as “heartfelt” and “quirky.”  Based on the quick preview, this certainly looks like a series that can be relatable for anyone who has ever tried to fall in love.

The series was created by Robia Rashid (The Goldbergs) and also stars Michael Rapaport, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and Amy Okuda.

Netflix’s Atypical will premiere on August 11th.

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