Filming has started on the second season of the BBC series "The A Word."
The story picks up two years on from where season one left it and Joe, who is played by Max Vento is changing. Now age seven, he has begun to look at the world and find he doesn’t fit in.
Writer and creator Peter Bowker explains: "Autistic is a word Joe has heard but can’t yet understand. Different is what he feels, and fears might be something bad. It's up to the whole family to help Joe make sense of who he is and his place in the world. But to do that, they must first be honest about themselves..."
The six-part drama revisits the funny, messy, mixed-up lives of the Hughes and Scott families as they struggle to do their best as parents, carers, lovers... and to work out what’s really important in the face of nothing ever feeling normal.
"The A Word" is a Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK Production for BBC One. Season Two will also air in the U.S. on Sundance TV. Executive Producers are Lucy Richer for BBC, Patrick Spence, Peter Bowker and Marcus Wilson for Fifty Fathoms Productions and Howard Burch, Avi Nir and Keren Margalit for Keshet. Jenny Frayn is producer and Sue Tully is lead Director.