Netflix’s Atypical has been renewed for a fourth and final season.
The coming-of-age comedy about Sam (Keir Gilchrist), a teenager on the autism spectrum, will wrap up with a 10-episode fourth season premiering in 2021.
Creator and executive producer Robia Rashid, director and executive producer Seth Gordon, and the main cast—Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Rapaport, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Nik Dodani, Jenna Boyd, Amy Okuda, Graham Rogers and Fivel Stewart—are all returning for the final chapter.
When Atypical last left off, Sam was in his first year of college and his mother, Elsa (Jason Leigh), was adjusting to a half-empty nest.
Atypical is one of few lucky (profitable) Netflix originals to reach a fourth season, having grown its positive reviews both critically and from the Autism community. Its first season was criticized particularly for the choice to cast Gilchrist, who does not have Autism Spectrum Disorder, in the lead role, as well as the absence of any autistic writers or creatives (ugh). In response, Atypical brought on eight actors and a writing consultant with ASD for Season 2, garnering increasingly positive feedback in its sophomore and junior seasons.
“I’m thrilled we’ll be doing a season four of Atypical,” Rashid said in a statement. “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.”
Watch Netflix’s Atypical Season 4 announcement video below.