10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Atypical' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix
Netflix is keeping Atypical around.
The streaming giant has renewed the comedy about autism for a third season of 10 episodes. The series, starring Keir Gilchrist as an 18-year-old on the spectrum who is searching for love and independence, will likely return in 2019.
The series is again scoring a quick pickup at Netflix. Season two debuted Sept. 7 (the same day that the since-canceled Iron Fist did). Season one also scored its renewal about a month after it launched.
Created, written and exec produced by Robia Rashid, Atypical has drawn positive buzz for its portrayal of autism. In season two, the series introduced five characters played by actors with autism in a bid to better reflect the community. Dr. Michelle Dean was brought in to serve as a consultant to ensure an accurate depiction of the autism spectrum disorder. David Finch (author of The Journal of Best Practices) — who is on the spectrum himself — also joined the series as its autism adviser.
The Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Rapaport starrer hails from Sony Pictures TV, where Rashid is under an overall deal. Seth Gordon and Mary Rohlich also exec produce alongside star Leigh.
Atypical's renewal comes as Netflix has started to refine its programming and actually cancel series. (In addition to Iron Fist, Netflix recently canceled fellow Marvel drama Luke Cage as well as multicamera comedy All About the Washingtons, among others.)