Atypical has been renewed for a ten-episode third season, Netflix has confirmed. The show’s Twitter account made the announcement in a post on Wednesday:
The series follows 18-year-old Sam (Keir Gilchrist), who is on the autism spectrum, as he navigates love, as well as life after graduation and the fallout of an affair in his family. Jennifer Jason Leigh, also a producer on the series, plays Sam’s mother, Elsa, who in the second season dealt with a crisis in her marriage with Sam’s father, Doug, played by Michael Rapaport. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays his sister, Casey, who in the last season dealt with transitioning to a new school, while Amy Okuda plays therapist Julia.
Atypical’s second season appeared on Paste’s television power rankings of the best shows on TV right now when it landed on Netflix in September. It’s not yet been confirmed which members of the cast will return for Atypical’s third season.
Atypical was created and is written by The Goldbergs’s Robia Rashid, who executive produces along with Mary Rohlich and Seth Gordon. Dr. Michelle Dean was brought in during the first season as a consultant in order to ensure an accurate portrayal of autism spectrum disorder, and following criticisms of its handling of characters on the autism spectrum, the show also brought in more actors and writers with autism for its second season.