Autism Drama Headed to SundanceTV “The A-Word,” a six-episode drama about a family with a 5-year-old son newly diagnosed with autism, will air on SundanceTV. The digital cable and satellite television network, owned by AMC Networks, acquired the U.S. rights to the BBC drama as part of a co-production pact with Keshet International. Described as ... News in Brief
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Autism Drama Headed to SundanceTV
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Autism Drama Headed to SundanceTV
The ASHA Leader, April 2016, Vol. 21, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB7.21042016.16
The ASHA Leader, April 2016, Vol. 21, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB7.21042016.16
The A-Word,” a six-episode drama about a family with a 5-year-old son newly diagnosed with autism, will air on SundanceTV.
The digital cable and satellite television network, owned by AMC Networks, acquired the U.S. rights to the BBC drama as part of a co-production pact with Keshet International.
Described as “thought-provoking and lighthearted,” the show focuses on 5-year-old Joe and his parents, Paul and Alison, who struggle with different child-rearing approaches. It also follows other family members dealing with infidelity and the family brewery business.
“The A-Word” is based on the Israeli Keshet and July August Productions series, “Yellow Peppers,” created and written by Keren Margalit, who is also an executive producer on “A-Word.” The series, which premieres on the BBC in the spring and will air on SundanceTV later this year, is written by Peter Bowker and directed by Peter Cattaneo (“The Full Monty”).
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