Sam's journey continues to season 4.
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of January 21, 2021.
Atypical is a comedy-drama series that first divided the autism community when it aired on Netflix four years ago.
The show premiered on Netflix on August 11, 2017, and first received mixed reactions that include criticisms for its lack of autistic actors and observed inaccuracies in its depiction of autism.
Despite the criticism, the show managed to get renewed for season 2, which was released on September 7, 2018.
This time, the show gained more positive reviews after bringing in more people with autism as actors and writers to the series.
On November 1, 2019, a third season of the series dropped on Netflix and received even more overwhelmingly positive reviews.
With such a positive audience reception, will there be more for the series? Here's everything we know so far.
You bet there is! 'Atypical' is coming back for a fourth season. The renewal came in February 2020.
Netflix shared a short clip of the renewal, together with the announcement that season 4 is going to be the last.
“They’ve brought you laughs, tears, hugs, and homies. Now see how the story concludes. Atypical. The Final Season," the announcement reads.
Just like any season finale announcements, the news garnered mixed reactions.
Nevertheless, fans took comfort knowing that their show is going to have a decent ending rather than left hanging.
In a statement via THR following the renewal, showrunner Robia Rashid said:
"I am excited that we are going to do a season 4 of ‘Atypical.’ Although I am sad because the end of the series is approaching, I am tremendously grateful to have been able to tell this story."
Rashid went on to thank the fans of the show for being "so open to the voice and stories of Sam, and the entire Gardner family."
"I hope that the legacy of ‘Atypical’ is that there are more voices that cease to be without listening and that even when the series ends, we will continue to tell emotional and funny stories from poorly represented points of view," Rashid added.
As of this writing, we still do not have an exact release date for Atypical season 4.
The landing page of the show on Netflix says that the final episodes are coming in 2021.
The production was reportedly supposed to begin in March 2020. However, Covid-19 came into the picture, which certainly caused delays. Netflix is now planning to film the season finale in Los Angeles in 2021.
Watch this space out for more updates.
Season 4 is going to be the last for the series. Hence we are expecting the season finale to tie all the loose ends for Sammy and the rest of the characters.
There are a couple of things that we expect to be different for them in the upcoming season.
Casey's life is going to be different after signing up with Coach Crowley to join UCLA after an amazing win on track. We will have to see how that affects her relationship with Izzie as the two seemed committed in the final moments of season 3.
Meanwhile, Sammy also looks like he's gonna have a major life shift coming in the final season, potentially spending most of it moving into an apartment with Zahid while keeping his job at the tech store.
Elsa and Doug seem to have fixed their marriage back in season 3, but we'll have to see how long that will last in season 4.
The main cast members are likely to return for the final run of the series.
They are Keir Gilchrist as Sam Gardner, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Elsa Gardner, Brigette Lundy-Paine as Casey Gardner, Amy Okuda as Julia Sasaki, Michael Rapaport as Doug Gardner.
We will certainly have to wait for a few months before seeing the official trailer for Atypical season 4.
In the meantime, here is the season 3 trailer for you. In case you have not seen this series yet, head on to Netflix to binge-watch the episodes.