SundanceTV has picked up “The A Word” for Season 2, the cable network announced Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
“The A Word” follows a contemporary family after their young son is diagnosed with autism: 5-year-old Joe (Max Vento); Joe’s parents, Paul (Lee Ingleby) and Alison (Morven Christie), who struggle with parenting philosophies; his aunt and uncle, Nicola (Vinette Robinson) and Eddie (Greg McHugh), who are working through unfaithfulness in their marriage; and his grandfather, Maurice (Chris Eccleston), a recent widower and the owner of the family brewery.
“The A Word” is based on the Israeli Keshet Broadcasting and July August Productions drama series “Yellow Peppers,” created and written by Keren Margalit, who is also executive producer on the UK series.
The English-language version is written by Peter Bowker. The series is a Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK co-production for BBC One and is executive produced for Fifty Fathoms by Patrick Spence, Peter Bowker and Jenny Frayn, by Sara Johnson and Avi Nir for Keshet International and by Lucy Richer for BBC One. Marcus Wilson is a producer.
SundanceTV previously renewed dramedy “Hap & Leonard,” “Top of the Lake,” “Cleverman” and “Gomorrah” for second seasons.