Creator, executive producer, and showrunner of the Netflix series "Atypical"
Robia Rashid is the creator, executive producer, and showrunner of the Netflix series Atypical, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and Michael Rapaport.
“Atypical is irreverent when it needs to be, insightful when it counts and, above all, empathetic to the pressures of growing up — on or off the spectrum,” according to Lorraine Ali, television critic at the Los Angeles Times. For the series, Robia was awarded the 2017 Writers Guild of America West Evan Somers Memorial Award at the Media Access Awards, which honors individuals who are showcasing the disability narrative. Additionally, AutFest 2018 honored Atypical with their Spotlight Award. Robia was nominated for a HUMANITAS Award in 2020 and the show was nominated for a Peabody Award for 2018.
In 2019, Robia was honored by The Miracle Project as Entertainment Angel. She was named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the “Showrunners to Watch” for 2017. Robia has been at Sony TV since 2013 and has an overall deal with the company.
Robia began her career as a playwright, receiving her MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.