‘Atypical’ is Renewed for a Third Season by Netflix

Atypical star Keir Gilchrist
Keir Gilchrist and Nik Dodani in a scene from ‘Atypical’ season 2 (Photo by Beth Dubber / Netflix)

Netflix used the birth of a penguin to help announce the renewal of Atypical for a third season. The short renewal video shows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist) excitedly telling his family “it’s hatching” followed by the group gathering around the laptop to watch a penguin egg hatch. A title card reads “Atypical season 3 coming soon” and Sam declares it’s a wonderful day.

A premiere date for season three hasn’t been announced. However, Netflix did confirm season three will consist of 10 half-hour episodes.

The popular series was created by Robia Rashid (How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace). Rashid also writes and serves as an executive producer along with Academy Award winner Seth Gordon and Mary Rohlich. Dr. Michelle Dean works behind the scenes to “help guide an accurate depiction of autism spectrum disorder” in the series.

Season two starred Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Michael Rapaport (Justified), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs. Lily), Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder), Raul Castillo (Looking, Seven Seconds), Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove), Graham Rogers (Ray Donovan, The Kominsky Method), Fivel Stewart (Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft), Jenna Boyd (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, Gone Girl). The season three cast has not been confirmed.

The Plot:

“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?

Jennifer Jason Leigh stars 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.

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.”