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Atypical season 2: Will there be another series on Netflix?

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What is Atypical about?

The half-hour comedy follows Sam, an 18-year-old autistic boy who decides to enter the world of dating for the first time.

The series follows Sam as he tries to have a “normal” experience, encountering many obstacles as he searches for love.

“The theme of Atypical is that no one’s normal, but Sam’s probably the most normal one of all of them,” says show creator Robia Rashid. 

“One of the cool things about Atypical is that this is a guy who’s just like all of us.”

Some have criticised the show for relying on too many stereotypically autistic traits, with many expressing disappointment that producers didn’t cast an actor on the spectrum for the role.

Keir Gilchrist, who plays Sam, said that he drew on his experiences with autistic friends for the role.

"For whatever reason — I don’t think it was purposeful or anything — I just happen to have a lot of friends with siblings or friends growing up or even neighbours ... [who] were on the spectrum," he told Mashable. 

"I just kind of happened to have a little extra experience with, which definitely helped with preparing for the role and even auditioning. I just kind of came to the table with a little more personal experience."

Atypical: Keir Gilchrist as SamNETFLIX

Atypical: Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, an 18-year-old boy on the autism spectrum

Atypical: Keir Gilchrist and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Atypical: Jennifer Jason Leigh plays Sam's mother Elsa

Will Atypical return for season 2?

Netflix has confirmed that Atypical will return for a second season of 10 episodes.

The first season was mostly well-received by fans and critics, and has a 78 per cent rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

However some argued that the series fails in its representation of autism, with many noting that its main character, Sam, represents many problematic stereotypes

Atypical: Sam and Casey

Atypical: Brigette Luncy-Paine plays Sam's younger sister Casey

When would Atypical season 2 be released?

Netflix generally releases new seasons of its shows a year apart, meaning that if Atypical returns it will likely do so around August 2018.

Who is in the cast of Atypical?

Canadian actor Keir Gilchrist leads the show as Sam, having previously starred in films such as Dark Summer and It Follows.

Veteran actress Jennifer Jason Leigh plays Sam’s mother Elsa in her second TV role of the year after a stint in the revived Twin Peaks.

Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam’s sister Casey, with Michael Rapaport as their father Doug, and Amy Okuda as Sam’s therapist Julia.

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