Sara Gilbert cast in a recurring role for Atypical season 3
Gilbert is set to portray the role of Professor Judd, a university Ethics professor. She is described as someone who is generally irritable and chronically underwhelmed, yet capable of compassion.
Atypical is a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum searching for love and independence. 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 while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be “normal”?
Season 3 of the series will feature 10 half-hour episodes. In season two of the series, Elsa and Doug faced the aftermath of their marriage crisis and Casey tried to adjust to her new school, while Sam prepared for life after graduation.
The cast includes: Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara, It Follows) as Sam; Jennifer Jason Leigh (Annihilation) stars as Sam’s mother, Elsa, who is on a life-changing path as her son gains more independence; Michael Rapaport (The Heat) as Sam’s father, Doug, who desires to better connect with and understand his son; Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs Lily, The Glass Castle) as Sam’s scrappy sister, Casey; Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder) as Sam’s therapist, Julia; Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove) as Zahid; and Jenna Boyd (The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants) as Paige.
Atypical was created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid (How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace). Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon (Baywatch, The Goldbergs, Horrible Bosses, The King of Kong) also executives produces and directed two episodes in the first season. Mary Rohlich also executive produces alongside Rashid and Gordon, and Jennifer Jason Leigh serves as a producer. Michelle Dean, who received her Ph.D. from UCLA and worked at the UCLA Center for Autism and Research and Treatment before joining the faculty of CSU Channel Island, was also brought into the production to help guide an accurate depiction of autism spectrum disorder. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.
Season 1 and 2 are currently available to stream exclusively on Netflix.