Bittersweet news for fans of Atypical as the series has officially been renewed for a fourth season, that will also serve as their final season.
Atypical will feature ten episodes and will premiere in 2021, according to Variety. The series’ third season previously premeired on Netflix back in November 2019.
Series creator Robia Rashad commented on the news saying, “I’m thrilled we’ll be doing a season four of Atypical.”
Rashad added that, “while I’m so sad to be nearing the end of this series, I am extremely grateful to have been able to tell this story. Our fans have been such beautiful, vibrant supporters of this show. Thank you for being so open to Sam’s voice and stories, and those of the entire Gardner family. It’s my hope that the legacy of ‘Atypical’ is that more unheard voices continue to be heard and that even after this series ends, we keep telling funny, emotional stories from underrepresented points of view.”
The Netflix series is written and executive produced by Rashid, along with Mary Rohlich and Seth Gordon who also serve as executive producers. It is created, written and executive produced by Rashid. While Sony Pictures Television serves as the studio for the series.
Atypical is described as a coming of age story that follows the main character, Sam, who is a teenager on the autism spectrum. The series shows Sam’s journey as he tries to find love and independence, as his family also deals with the changes in their lives as well.
Season three of Atypical saw Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist) starting his first year of college and struggling to fire out what success looks like for him. The cast also includes his mother Elsa (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh), his father Doug (played by Michael Rapaport), and his sister Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine).