At the start of 2020, we discussed possible expectations from Atypical Season 4. This discussions were done with the hope of Atypical Season 4 releasing by the end of the year. But that didn’t happen.
2020 is over, & there’s no news on the final season. So, in this post, I’ll discuss the probable release date of Atypical Season 4 & what can you expect from it. Let’s get started:
Atypical TV Series Plot
‘Atypical’ is a coming of age dramedy that follows Sam, a teen on the autism spectrum, as he navigates the additional set of challenges on top of encountering the usual perils of being an adolescent.
He has a loving, albeit slightly dysfunctional family, who are always there to support and encourage him whenever he needs it. Created by Robia Rashid, the show first premiered in 2017 and has since become one of the most-beloved Netflix Original series.
Atypical Season 3 Review
The first two seasons of Netflix’s Atypical were met with considerable critical and wider audience acclaim, achieving a respectful Rotten Tomatoes score and largely positive reviews from respected critics.
Following the story of ASD diagnosed Sam Garnder and his family as they navigate the challenges of autism, Atypical paints a realistic depiction of a regular, upper-middle-class family.
Though Sam has always been the central character and protagonist, the show affords each member of the family a unique story-line and side-plot that allows for in-depth character exploration.
When we last left the world of Atypical, Sam (Keir Gilchrist) had just successfully graduated high school – figuring out his plans for college and reconciling with his neurotic girlfriend Paige (Jenna Boyd) in the process.
Meanwhile, his sister Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine) was grappling with her buried feelings for her school-mate and best friend Izzie, (Fivel Stewart) and their parents Elsa (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Doug (Michael Rapaport) were taking steps towards healing their broken marriage.
Still, the standout and more resonant of these is Casey discovering her sexuality. Though her relationship with Evan is delicately depicted as loving and respectful, her heated feelings for Izzie won’t be ignored.
In a lesser version of the show, the two would be pitted against each other and painted as misogynistic (Evan) or promiscuous (Izzie), but in this case, the conflict ultimately lies within Casey herself, who has to make a difficult decision between two people she cares for deeply.
Actress Brigette Lundy-Paine proves herself as a truly talented actor, particularly in a heart-wrenching scene between her and Evan where she finally comes to grips with the painful decision she has made.
This scene and many others show the understanding and quality of the writers, as the dialogue feels consistently realistic and powerful – rarely coming across as cliched.
Technically speaking, the show is unremarkable but not incompetent; the style and voice mean the series is character and performance-driven and the uninspired camerawork is ultimately not a hindrance.
The dramatic and comedic beats almost always hit the right notes and know when a shift in tone is required. Though plot-wise the series is somewhat formulaic and uses many tropes from the drama/comedy genre, its utilization and handling of these – alongside the strong writing and performances – make it a step up from many shows of the same variety and a worthwhile viewing experience.
Atypical Season 4 Renewal Status
In February 2020, Deadline reported the news of Atypical Season 4. The upcoming season is touted as the final season of the tv series. There’s a short clip making the rounds on the web confirms this rumour. You can watch that video from below:
The caption reads: “They’ve brought you laughs, tears, hugs and homies. Now see how the story concludes. Atypical. The Final Season.”
However, some fans criticized Netflix over their tactics of re-cancelling a show.
Fair enough. That’s their choice. But I’m happy. At least we got a chance to properly bid farewall to one of my beloved tv series on Netflix. And instead of giving it open and unfinished ending, the creators will look to end it in a memorable manner for the fans.
When asked about Atypical Season 4, the show’s creator Robia Rashid to say this on the finale season,“I’m thrilled we’ll be doing a season four of Atypical. And while I’m so sad to be nearing the end of this series, I am extremely grateful to have been able to tell this story.”
She continued by saying, “Our fans have been such beautiful, vibrant supporters of this show. Thank you for being so open to Sam’s voice and stories, and those of the entire Gardner family. It’s my hope that the legacy of ‘Atypical’ is that more unheard voices continue to be heard and that even after this series ends, we keep telling funny, emotional stories from underrepresented points of view.”
What’s your take on this?
Would you like to see a proper ending or midway cancellation of Atypical tv series?
Atypical Season 4 Release Date
It’s great that Atypical tv series is renewed for one final season but when will it be releasing? I’ll ask the same question – WHEN?
Ever since the release of its debut Season, next few seasons were always released in the 2nd of the year.
Look at the previous release dates:
Atypical season 2 was released on September 7, 2018.
Atypical season 3 was released on November 1, 2019.
And, if I go by the past, Atypical season 4 was expected to release in November 2020 for last 10 episodes.
However, that didn’t happen. Once again Covid-19 had played a vital role in the release of a tv series. Because of the production delay caused by Covid-19 pandemic, its release is pushed back to 2021. That’s a sad news for everyone who was eagerly for its release from over a year.
Atypical Season 4 Possible Spoilers
Before discussing the possible spoilers for Atypical Season 4, let’s rewind to what happened in Atypical Season 3. Even though, it wasn’t expected, the previous season ended on a happy note as at last, Elsa and Doug reconciled and decided to give their marriage a second chance.
In the final episode of Atypical Season 3, Sam patches up with his best friend Zahid to keep his end of the promise.
Casey’s coach suggested her that she has real talent to set her heart out for UCLA track scholarship as the institute is closely monitoring Casey’s overall progress in remaining year. Casey wanted to broke this news out to Izze. However, she stops herself after realising Izzie’s rocky past record.
But in the last moments of Atypical Season 3 finale, we saw Casey confessing her life changing prospect of UCLA to Evan and Izzie. After hearing the news, Izzie expressed her joy to Casey.
Now, let’s dive into the possibility of what can happen in Atypical Season 4:
Sam takes the next step to adulthood as he decides to live all by himself. Although, he won’t be alone for the most as he has got company of his best friend Zahid.
Casey & Issey’s relationship will be worth exploring the Atypical Season 4 as she sets her to studying in a university in California. The final season will have to answer critical quetions left by the end of Season 3:
Will Issey have Casey’s back or the surrounding jealousy will get the better of her. I hope by god’s grace, the final chapter will tie up all the remaining loose ends to give a happy ending just like Atypical Season 3.
That’s all for now. As of now, there’s no official update on the release date of Atypical Season 4. But stay tuned with us as I’ll update once we’ve any official announcement or its trailer. In the meanwhile, you can binge-watch countless tv series, anime shows on Netflix.