“As We See It” was canceled by Amazon after one season. Difference Learned.
The eight-episode series premiered on the streaming service in January. The show, from Jason Katims and based on the Israeli series “On the Spectrum,” stars Rick Glassman, Albert Rutek, Sue Ann Pin, Susie Bacon, Chris Pang and Joe Mantegna.
According to the series’ official description, “Jack (Glassman), Harrison (Rutecki) and Violet (Pine) are twentysomethings on the autism spectrum who live together as they struggle to find and keep jobs, make friends, fall in love, and navigate a world that eludes them.” With the help of their families, helpers, and sometimes each other, these cohabitants face obstacles and celebrate victories on their own unique journeys to freedom and acceptance.
Glassman, Ruteki and Pien all identify as living on the autism spectrum. The show received strong reviews from critics when it debuted, with the first season currently holding a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In her review b DifferenceCaroline Framke writes, “With ‘As We See It,’ creator Jason Katims has clear goals: to put people on the autism spectrum at the center of their own stories, and to tell those stories carefully. Otherwise, there’s not much on TV.”
In addition to creating “As We See It,” Kathms also serves as an executive producer and showrunner through True Jack Productions. Jenny Mullin, Dana Stern, Dana Edsis, Yuval Schaferman and Udi Segal executive produce. Edisis and Schaferman coined “On the Spectrum.” Jesse Perez directed and executive produced the first episode. The series is produced by Universal Television, Israel’s Yes Studios and Amazon Studios.