Atypical Season 5 s’ renewal status is up in the air as fans of the show is unsure about its future instalments.
Recently, Netflix has begun adapting web series based on teenage phycological dramas like Sex Education,13 Reasons Why, and Atypical follows suit by touching on topics such as Autism, Cancer and Dementia.
Atypical follows the life of Sam Gardner, an eighteen-year-old kid on the autism spectrum deciding it’s the right time to find a girlfriend. Having been under the protective shadow of his mother, Sam finally seeks independence and freedom.
The series focuses on broken friendships, college life and finding love despite the disability.
The first season was criticized for lacking autistic actors and citing inaccuracies in portraying Autism. The second season took criticism and represented the autistic community better by introducing autistic writers and actors. The third and fourth seasons improved massively and received overwhelming praise.
Atypical has completed four seasons; overall, the show has had positive reviews. Now, fans are eager to know if the series will be rebooted for a fifth season or not.
To answer that question, check out below as we unpack everything we know about Atypical Season 5.
Atypical is rated 8.3/10 on IMDB and is 87% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
WILL ATYPICAL BE RENEWED FOR SEASON 5?
Unfortunately, Netflix has confirmed that Atypical will end with Season 4 being the final instalment, and there will be no Atypical Season 5.
The atypical season 4 release date was scheduled on 9th July 2021 with the usual ten episodes and was available to stream on Netflix.
Atypical Season 5 release date is also null and void now.
On 20th February 2020, Netflix tweeted, “Join Sam on one last expedition. Atypical will return for a fourth and final season.”
The tweet was accompanied by a montage of the show s’ highlights across the four seasons with overlaying text reading, “They’ve brought you laughs, tears, hugs, and homies. Now see how the story concludes. Atypical. The final season.
The show was nominated for Satellite Awards (2018), Best Musical or Comedy Series, and Peabody Awards (2018) in the Entertainment Category.
You find the series overview below:
|Season 1||8||11th August 2017|
|Season 2||10||7th September 2018|
|Season 3||10||1st November 2019|
|Season 4||10||9th July 2021|
WHY ATYPICAL SEASON 5 WAS CANCELLED?
Netflix never released any official statement or gave a specific reason for the show s’ departure. But there are a few factors which could be attributed to its termination.
It’s common for shows to be cancelled or stopped after one or two seasons, but considering how Netflix is niche about its cost of commissioning and investing, Atypical as a Netflix Original has done well to receive four seasons.
Another possible reason is that the pandemic did not help with Atypical Season 4 production, which was delayed by a year. Despite Netflix gaining a massive number of subscribers during the lockdown, it was already announced that Atypical would end with Season 4.
Atypical s’ creator Robia Rashid was dejected but also felt grateful to tell everyone the story. Rashid spoke ” “It’s been a hard, brutal year. And this season of Atypical is full of love and hope, and it’s about dreaming big with your favorite people. I hope this season is the warm hug every single one deserves after the year we just had.”
The prior notice gave the creators enough time to complete the series and each character arc with proper satisfaction.
You can stream all four seasons of Atypical on Netflix.
ATYPICAL SEASON 5 PLOT
Before we speculate what could have happened in season 5 of Atypical, let’s recap the final episode of Season 4.
The finale of Atypical Season 4,” Desert at Olive Garden,” saw all the characters receiving their moment of joy and inevitable happy endings.
Casey and Izzie forget their disagreements and resume their relationship with a kiss. Furthermore, both Izzie and Casey meet the same person from UCLA and promise they will have to go if either one gets in.
Sam has always dreamed of going to Antarctica and seeing the penguins, which seems to be becoming a reality. Doug also decides to join Sam on the trip as he confronts Casey with an apology for his behaviour towards Izzie.
Sam also meets Paige at the Olive Garden Restaurant as the latter says she is happy about Sam s’ upcoming trip. They temporarily break off their relationship as Sam urges Paige to take the habitat-building job in Georgia.
Paige states how scared she is as he will be away for a year, but Sam, in an emotional moment, calls Paige ‘The best girlfriend in the world’ and that he won’t stop loving her despite the break from the relationship.
The finale concludes with Sam bidding goodbye to his tortoise Edison and best friend Zahid as he opens the door of his house, which transitions to the scenic beauty of Antarctica.
Season 5 Atypical definitely would show the journey of Sam in Antarctica. The ice continent represents not only his dream destination but also a sense of freedom he had long desired.
It’s pretty possible that Paige and Sam would still be in the conversation as they embark on different chapters of their life.
Atypical Season 4 left the future of Izzie and Casey up to discretion as both promised to get into UCLA even if the other one didn’t make it. It would have been interesting to know who eventually got admission and how the dynamics of their relationship worked out.
Regardless, Atypical Season 5 would still have lots of stories to tell.
ATYPICAL CAST, CHARACTER AND CREW
Atypical was created by Robia Rashid and produced by Jennifer Jason. The music is composed by Dan Romer and distributed by Netflix and Sony Pictures.
You can find the Atypical cast and characters in the table below:
|Sam Gardner||Keir Gilchrist|
|Elsa Gardner||Jennifer Leigh|
|Casey Gardner||Bridgette Paine|
|Julia Sasaki||Amy Okuda|
|Dough Gardner||Michael Rapaport|
|Zahid Raja||Nik Dodani|
|Paige Haradaway||Jenna Boyd|
|Evan Chapin||Graham Rodgers|
Its unfortunate that Atypical will not be renewed for Season 5, but the show does leave a lasting impression within four seasons on the challenges of Autism. We sure hoped for more.