10:50am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
‘Atypical’ Creator Robia Rashid Inks New Overall Deal with Sony TV
The creator of Atypical, Robia Rashid, has signed a new overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind the Netflix show.
Rashid has been with Sony TV ever since she signed her first overall deal with the studio in 2013. Under the pact, she worked on shows such as Bad Teacher and The Goldbergs. With her new two-year deal, she'll continue to work on Atypical, which was renewed for a second season in Sept., a month after its debut on the streamer.
Atypical is a coming-of-age story about an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum (played by Keir Gilchrist) looking for love and independence. Rashid was recently featured on The Hollywood Reporter's Showrunner To Watch list, a group of eight TV bosses that have made big impressions of late.
Before joining the industry, Rashid worked for a non-profit organization where she mentored inner city kids. After taking a writing class at NYU, she landed her first writing job on NBC's Will & Grace. Her other TV credits include The Loop and Aliens In America. She then booked a gig on comedy hit How I Met Your Mother, where she eventually got promoted to supervising producer.
Rashid is repped by ICM Partners and Robert Offer.