Amazon studios greenlights comedic drama from emmy award-winning writer
Amazon Studios today announced that it ordered a series pickup for a new coming-of-age comedic drama (previously announced as the pilot On the Spectrum) from Emmy Award-winning writer and executive producer Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights). The series will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
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. Rick Glassman, Sue Ann Pien, and Albert Rutecki, who each identify as living on the autism spectrum, Sosie Bacon, Chris Pang, and Joe Mantegna star in the series.
“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. "I'm grateful to Jen Salke, Vernon Sanders and the entire Amazon team, along with my friends at Universal Television, who share my passion for this project, and who are incredibly supportive creative partners.”
“Jason Katims is exceptional at creating beautiful and relatable stories about deeply authentic characters, and this new series continues in that tradition,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “This series is honest, touching and incredibly entertaining, with casting that delivers a unique and genuine perspective on universal themes that we know our global Amazon Prime Video customers will love.”
The untitled Jason Katims project is from Amazon Studios and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, in association with True Jack and yesStudios. Katims serves as writer and executive producer, with Jeni Mulein and Danna Stern also executive producing.
This title will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalog. These include Bollywood film Gulabo Sitabo, Indian-produced Amazon Original series like Paatal Lok, The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, Four More Shots Please S1 and 2, The Family Man, Mirzapur, Inside Edge S1, and S2 and Made In Heaven and the award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Original series like Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. All this is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.
Prime members will be able to watch This title anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.
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