Sara Gilbert Joins Season 3 of Netflix’s ‘Atypical’

Former “The Talk” co-host and “Roseanne” star will have a recurring role

Last Updated: April 23, 2019 @ 9:57 AM

Sara Gilbert has joined the third season of Netflix original series “Atypical” as a recurring character, the streaming service announced Tuesday.

The third season will have 10 half-hour episodes. Gilbert (“The Talk,” “The Conners”) will play Professor Judd, a university ethics professor who is generally irritable and chronically underwhelmed, yet capable of compassion.

The actress and producer tweeted a picture of her and star Keir Gilchrist Tuesday. “So excited to be a part of one of my favorite shows Season 3,” the “Roseanne” alum said in the tweet.

Gilbert announced that she was leaving as co-host of CBS daytime show “The Talk” earlier this month, saying that her “life was slightly out of balance.”

“I’m just feeling like I don’t know how I’m gonna do it all,” she said. “I was looking at the next six months and just thinking, ‘There’s not time.'”

The actress co-created “The Talk,” which launched in 2010, and currently also executives produces “The Conners.”

Per Netflix, “Atypical” is a coming of age story that follows Sam (Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum as he searches 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 as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?

Other cast includes Jennifer Jason Leigh as Sam’s mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery, Michael Rapaport as Sam’s father, Doug, and Brigette Lundy-Paine as Sam’s sister, Casey.

Season 2 saw Elsa and Doug dealing with a marriage crisis while Casey adjusted to her new school and Sam faced post-grad life.

Robia Rashid (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Will & Grace”) creates, writes and executive produces. Mary Rohlich (“Gleason,” “Baywatch”) also executive produces. Sony Pictures Television produces in association with Weird Brain Inc. for Netflix.

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