Amazon Orders Pilot for Autism-Themed Comedic Drama "On the Spectrum’" From Jason Katims

  • The Wrap
Amazon Orders Pilot for Autism-Themed Comedic Drama
Amazon has ordered an autism-themed “comedic drama” pilot from “Parenthood” creator Jason Katims, based on the Israeli series “On the Spectrum.”

Per its logline, “On the Spectrum” is a coming-of-age comedic drama 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. The originals series was created by Dana Idisis and Yuval Shafferman.

The project is from from Universal TV under Katims’ prior deal with his former longtime studio — in January, he signed an overall deal with Apple — as well as yesStudios, which developed the original series. Katims will write and executive produce with Jeni Mulein and yesStudios’ Danna Stern.

The executive producers of the original “On the Spectrum” series are Stern,
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