Netflix renews 'Atypical' for season 3 of the autism comedy original series
'Atypical' is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence
Netflix has renewed 'Atypical', the critically acclaimed original series created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid ('How I Met Your Mother', 'Will & Grace') for the third season.
The forthcoming new season will feature 10 half-hour episodes. In season two of the series, which launched in September 2018, Elsa and Doug faced the aftermath of their marriage crisis and Casey tried to adjust to her new school, while Sam prepared for life after graduation.
'Atypical' is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with the changes in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?
The series also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh as his mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery. Michael Rapaport plays his father, Doug. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam’s sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays a therapist, Julia.
As reported in an article, 'Atypical' season one first aired back in August 2017 and was met with varied reviews, with some critics praising the series' representation of autism while others pointed out some pitfalls the TV show fell into. Season two was largely praised for its improvement of how it chose to represent autism and its choice to complicate the character of Sam’s sister, Casey, by teasing in season two’s finale that she might have a female love interest in the future. And now it looks like Netflix plans on continuing the story with another season.
Netflix announced its decision to renew 'Atypical' for season three through a video released on social media on Wednesday.
The video, which relives one of season two's more memorable moments when Sam shows his family a video of a hatching baby penguin, reveals the news of the upcoming season three just as a newborn penguin breaks free of its egg.
The cast returning for season three has not yet been confirmed. Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon and Mary Rohlich, who have both worked on hit series and films including 'Baywatch', 'The Goldbergs' and 'Horrible Bosses' also executive produce alongside Rashid. Jennifer Jason Leigh also serves as a producer.
Watch the video to 'Atypical' season two, behind the scenes: