Netflix Renews ‘Atypical’ For 4th & Final Season
Netflix has renewed brilliant comedy ‘Atypical‘ for a 4th and final season the streaming service has announced.
‘Atypical’ is a coming of age story that follows Sam (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 change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?
Season 3 saw Sam starts his first year of college and is faced with the challenge of figuring out what success means for him, while adjusting to the changes that come with growing up. His mother, Elsa (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who is on her own journey of self-discovery as her children grow more independent. Michael Rapaport plays his father, Doug, whilst Brigette Lundy-Paine completes the family as Sam’s sister, Casey. The cast also includes Amy Okuda as Sam’s (former) therapist Julia, Graham Rogers as Casey’s on/off boyfriend Evan, and Jenna Boyd as Sam’s girlfriend Paige.
Whilst some fans might be upset at the series coming to an end, we should point out that four seasons for a straight comedy on Netflix is rarefied air. Up until now, only ‘Grace and Frankie’, ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, ‘Fuller House’ and ‘The Ranch’ have made it to that point on the streaming service, so the show is in good company. During it’s run, the show has been nominated for a Peabody Award, a Satellite Award and draw critical acclaim, particularly for the 3rd Season.
“I’m thrilled we’ll be doing a season four of Atypical, and 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,” commented writer Robia Rashid. “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.”
‘Atypical’ is written and executive produced by Robia Rashid (‘How I Met Your Mother’ ‘Will & Grace’). 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.
‘Atypical‘ Seasons 1 to 3 can be watched on Netflix right now.
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