Atypical Season 3 on Netflix: What we know so far

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Atypical is returning for its third season on Netflix later in 2019 and if you’re looking for all the latest news and the low-down of what to expect, here’s your full preview of Atypical season 3. 

The series first debuted on Netflix in August 2017 and tells the coming-of-age story of a young 18-year-old Sam who’s navigating high school and college with autism. Despite some criticism, the show has remained a sleeper hit with Netflix growing a dedicated audience over time.

The second season arrived on Netflix in September 2018.

Season 3 was relatively quickly renewed at Netflix with fans only having to wait around a month and a half before getting the news of the third season.

Season 3 began production back in April 2019 with all of the cast on set for the next season.

Atypical season 3 new cast announcements

Since the renewal, we’ve had a couple of brand new cast members announced.

In late April, it was announced that Sara Gilbert who is mainly known for her role on the talk show named “The Talk” on CBS is joining as a recurring cast member. Gilbert will be playing the role of Professor Judd.

In May 2019, Netflix star Eric McCormack who was in Travelers was confirmed to be joining the cast too. Likewise, McCormack will also play a professor by the name of Shinerock who teaches art.

All of the other cast members have been confirmed to be back for the third season. These include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Amy Okuda, Michael Rapaport, Nik Dodani and Graham Rogers.

Atypical season 3 release date on Netflix

When exactly is Atypical season 3 coming to Netflix? We’re not 100% sure just yet but it has been confirmed that season 3 is due out in fall 2019 which Jennifer Jason Leigh confirmed earlier in the year.

We’ve seen each season of Atypical arrive a year later and a month meaning if we had to guess an exact date, it’d be either September or October 2019.

No clues are available on Netflix’s official page for the show, with it simply saying: “It’s official; another season is coming”.

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Atypical season 3 episode count

Keeping in line with seasons before it, it’s been confirmed that season 3 will once again consist of 10 episodes that are roughly 30 minutes long.


What to expect from Atypical season 3

In season 3, we’re likely going to be seeing things change dramatically given the revelations in season 2. Sam is likely now headed off to university which will require him uprooting everything and essentially starting afresh.

Casey’s third season will likely see her continue on her journey of discovery with her new romance with Izzie but has been accepted into a new private school so again, that could uproot her too.

Will Atypical season 3 be the last season?

It’s too early to tell whether Atypical season 3 will be the final outing but given Netflix’s recent slate of comedies being canceled after their third seasons, we’re not going to rule it out.

The series is produced by Sony Pictures TV which also provided Netflix with One Day at a Time which was canceled after its third season.

Netflix clearly values the series, however, as it was included in this years “for your consideration” event where Netflix pitches its shows for the Emmys.

Atypical presentation at FYSEE (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Television)

What to watch on Netflix similar to Atypical

Netflix has no shortage of teen dramas at the moment. If you’re looking for shows fairly similar to Atypical, we’d suggest starting with Sex Education which is a high school teen drama. We’d also suggest checking out a new series called Special which has an extremely similar premise.

Beyond that, 13 Reasons Why and On My Block are two other sound alternatives.

Are you looking forward to season 3 of Atypical coming to Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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