About the Show
Atypical is a coming-of-age story following Sam Watts, an autistic teenager, and his loving, damaged family. Sam is seventeen, nearing graduation, and about to enter the adult world, which is often easier said than done. He’s also on a mission to find love. But what’s already a daunting task for “neurotypicals” is a near impossibility for Sam, who has trouble reading social cues, is uncomfortable with physical intimacy, and has never even kissed a girl. Thematically, the series grapples with the essential question: What does it mean to be “normal”? Sam and his family will all grapple with this central theme in their own ways. And it will all be viewed through Sam’s unique perspective, which we access through the use of voice-over.