It is probably impossible for a single person to watch each and each original name that Netflix produces — that the streaming giant generated 371 original films and TV shows in 2019 alone — but one TV show that stands out is Atypical. The coming-of-age dramedy follows Sam Gardner, a teen with autism spectrum disorder, as he takes his first tentative steps to maturity and all the messiness that it entails. Besides Sam’s journey to independence, the series also explores the way the remainder of his household adjusts to his impending maturity, specifically his parents, Elsa and Doug, and his younger sister, Casey.
Atypical is very popular, but it has caught some flak for the way that it signifies the autism community, which makes it one of Netflix’s most contentious shows. Using its forthcoming fourth and last season, let’s look at everything we understand about Atypical period 4.
What’s the release date for Atypical season 4?
Netflix hasn’t announced the premiere date for Atypical’s fourth season, but it will likely come out in fall 2021. The show was officially renewed for a fourth season in February 2020, as reported by Deadline, but the COVID-19 pandemic shifted that plan. Based on What’s On Netflix, manufacturing was initially scheduled for summer 2020, but it had been pushed back to January 2021. Filming officially started on January 13, 2021, and will last through March 24, 2021.
If Atypical is like most Netflix displays and needs six months involving wrapping up filming along with the Atypical, season 4 should fall in August or September of the year.
Netflix has already decided that season 4 will be the final season of Atypical, allowing the series to finish the narrative on its provisions. It’s also one of the infrequent Netflix comedies that have reached at least the fourth season, together with Grace and Frankie, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Fuller House, and The Ranch.
Who’s in the cast?
Netflix hasn’t announced whether there’ll be some new recurring characters added to the cast of Atypical period 4. There weren’t any significant departures last year, so most likely the same cast will return.
First, there is the Gardner household. That includes Keir Gilchrist since the show’s most important character, Sam Gardner. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Rapaport play his parents, Elsa and Doug, and Brigette Lundy-Paine plays with his sister, Casey.
Most likely, year 4 will also see the return of Nik Dodani as Sam’s best friend and coworker at the Techtropolis appliance store, Zahid. There’s also Amy Okuda because of his therapist Julia Sasaki, Jenna Boyd as his girlfriend Paige Hardaway, and Fivel Stewart as Casey’s girlfriend Izzie.
Now that Sam is at college, we will most likely see the return of many of his academics, such as his ethics teacher Professor Judd (Sara Gilbert), and his art instructor Professor Shinerock (Eric McCormack).
What will Atypical season 4 be about?
Deciding where season 3 left, season 4 of Atypical will likely continue to follow Sam on his first steps toward true independence. Last year saw Sam eventually heading off to college, and this season will see him take a much larger step when he moves into his original apartment with Zahid. As for Sam’s love life, earlier seasons saw his relationship with his good friend and high school classmate Paige as a”practice girlfriend.” After a separation, they reconnected in year 3 and started having true feelings for one another. Season 4 will follow Sam on his first real connection.
Season 3 saw Sam’s sister Casey at multiple crossroads in her life as she had been contemplating the idea of formally dating Izzie, in addition to debating whether to accept a track and field scholarship to UCLA. At the end of year 3, Casey and Izzie finally kissed in public, but Casey also took Coach Crowley’s advice and accepted the pupil. Season 4 will no doubt find Casey juggling college and also a long-distance relationship.
At length, season 3 included Sam’s parents, Doug and Elsa, finally moving back together after Elsa’s affair with a bartender. Moving forward, they’ll be rebuilding their relationship while also redefining their identities as both spouses and parents using both Sam and Casey moving on.