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Netflix Announces Release Date for 'Atypical' Season Three

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Update: On Oct. 1, Netflix announced “Atypical” season three will be released Nov. 1, 2019. The streaming company also released a short teaser for the show, which you can watch below. 

Good news, “Atypical” fans. On Wednesday, Netflix announced it’s renewing “Atypical” for a third season. Season three will feature 10 30-minute episodes.

The fictional series follows Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), a teen on the autism spectrum, as he navigates life and high school. The show also focuses on his family, including parents Elsa (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Doug (Michael Rapaport) and sister Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine). Though “Atypical” draws from the experiences of real people on the autism spectrum, neither Robia Rashid, the show’s creator, nor Gilchrist are on the autism spectrum.

The show has received mixed reactions from the autism community. Some have praised the show for its accurate depiction of autistic traits like stimming, while others say it paints a stereotypical picture of autism.

Responding to criticism, in season two the show featured more autistic characters played by people on the autism spectrum. All of the autistic characters in Sam’s group therapy were played by actors on the spectrum. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Finch, an author on the autism spectrum, also joined the series in its second season as the show’s autism adviser.

The air date for season three has yet to be announced.

Header image via Netflix

Originally published: October 24, 2018
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