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New coming-of-age comedy drama series by Jason Katims to focus on autism

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Emmy Award-winning writer Jason Katims will be working on a new coming-of-age comedic drama series about living on the autism spectrum.

“Having a 23-year-old son on the spectrum, it is deeply personal for me to get to tell this unique story of what it’s like to come of age as someone with autism,” said Katims.

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“I’m grateful to the entire team, who share my passion for this project, and who are incredibly supportive creative partners,” he added.

Katims, best known for his work on series “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights”, will be attached to the show as a writer and executive producer.

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Sosie Bacon, Chris Pang, and Joe Mantegna will play the three lead roles in the series, which was previously known as “On The Spectrum” after handing it a pilot order last year.

The series, from Amazon Studios and Universal Television, is about three 20-something roommates on the autism spectrum, striving for the same things that we all desire — to get a job, keep a job, make friends, fall in love, and navigate a world that eludes them.

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“This series is honest, touching and incredibly entertaining, with casting that delivers a unique and genuine perspective on universal themes,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.



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