Amazon Studios Greenlights Dramedy From Jason Katims


Amazon Studios has given a series pickup to a new coming-of-age comedic drama from Emmy Award-winning writer and executive producer Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights).

Previously announced as the pilot On the Spectrum, the series is about three twentysomething 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 Pie and Albert Rutecki, who each identify as living on the autism spectrum, as well as Sosie Bacon, Chris Pang and Joe Mantegna star in the series.

The series, from Amazon Studios and Universal Television, will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

“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.”