The journey to success is … Atypical (season 3 trailer)

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Atypical is a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum searching for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be “normal”?

Season 3 of the series will feature 10 half-hour episodes. In season two of the series, Elsa and Doug faced the aftermath of their marriage crisis and Casey tried to adjust to her new school, while Sam prepared for life after graduation.

The cast includes: Keir Gilchrist (
United States of Tara, It Follows) as Sam; Jennifer Jason Leigh (Annihilation) stars as Sam’s mother, Elsa, who is on a life-changing path as her son gains more independence; Michael Rapaport (The Heat) as Sam’s father, Doug, who desires to better connect with and understand his son;  Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs Lily, The Glass Castle) as Sam’s scrappy sister, Casey; Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder) as Sam’s therapist, Julia; Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove) as Zahid; and Jenna Boyd (The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants) as Paige. (synopsis via Coming Soon)

Sam’s world has just got a whole lot bigger.

And if you’ve been paying attention to Atypical seasons 1 and 2, Sam is a grudging at best in his acceptance of things getting bigger, changing or otherwise deviating from his cosy, comfortable norm.

But life is moving on and he’s now a college student which means not only is his world getting bigger but so by definition is that of his family who have some pretty big challenges of their own in store.

The trailer beautifully illustrates how life is changing, or possibly changing for the Gardners in one of the most heartfelt but brutally honest shows on TV right now which doesn’t always guarantee a happy ending but does make it clear your family will always be there for better or worse.

Atypical season 3 premieres on Netflix on 1 November.

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