Starring Max Vento, Lee Ingleby (Inspector George Gently), Morven Christie (Grantchester), Chris Eccleston (Doctor Who)
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About Season 2
THE A WORD Season 2 is a six-part drama about a multigenerational family with a child with autism at its center. When Joe begins to notice he is different and as he starts to struggle, it’s up to his family to help him make sense of the world.
About Season 1
Dramatic, thought-provoking and lighthearted, THE A WORD captures an authentic portrait of a contemporary family after their young son is diagnosed with autism. The series tracks the lives of 5-year-old Joe (Max Vento); Joe’s parents, Paul (Lee Ingleby, Our Zoo, Inspector George Gently) and Alison (Morven Christie, Grantchester), who struggle with parenting philosophies; his aunt and uncle, Nicola (Vinette Robinson, Sherlock) and Eddie (Greg McHugh, Fresh Meat), who are working through unfaithfulness in their marriage; and his grandfather, Maurice (Chris Eccleston, The Leftovers, Fortitude), a recent widower and the owner of the family brewery.