Atypical Season 4 recently joined the ranks on Netflix, surfacing on July 9th, 2021. Much like the past two seasons, 10 episodes have been brought back, but this time not to end it on a cliffhanger or unfinished storyline. The show, which told the story of Sam with autism, really connected and resonated with the audience. Each season saw him taking a bigger step in life. But now, the fourth season gave us vibes that the show is having its swan song and is bidding adieu. Plus, the internet is causing buzz that Atypical Season 5 is, in fact, canceled.
So, watching the fourth season of Atypical really felt like they are settling in for what the story brought in the first place. Each and every character was getting a fit end to his arc. Even for Sam, who has a whole life ahead in the end after everything he has experienced. So the question remains if the creator really ended the show. If Netflix has really canceled it, or there is more to tell for Atypical in a Season 5. Here we are breaking down how much of it is true and what it means for the show.
Atypical Season 5 Canceled Or Not?
Atypical is a show that seemed to be like on a roll when it comes to story development and character arcs. For the first three seasons, they invested a lot in these aspects and kept the smooth flow. But the same flow was disrupted for the fourth season. Netflix had already announced that they would be renewing the show for another fourth season, but unfortunately, it would be the last one. So yes, Netflix has canceled Atypical Season 5. The creators had a warning that they have to end things. This gave them a much-needed time to bring closure to the story they were telling.
The cancellation was a huge shock to the fans of Atypical, who believed the show was doing great. A much-needed rom-com kind of tale for the ones looking for a laid-back weekend watch. Despite some criticism and backlash, the show had positive reviews and applauded carrying it around. So it didn’t fit in with fans. The cancellation of TV shows has been common, if we are being honest, at least for the past year, with pandemic majorly playing a role in it. But for hit shows like Atypical is something that doesn’t fit the bill.
Netflix didn’t reveal the actual behind Atypical Season 5 and its cancellation. It may range from a number of reasons, including the cost of commission and viewership that may affect the renewal of a show. We have mentioned time and again, Netflix, as an OTT, believes a lot in viewership rather than criticism. Probably Atypical, despite being a popular show, didn’t meet Netflix’s expectation for renewal last time. They might have expected popularity much to its similar shows like Sex Education which carries humongous international appeal. Anyway, at least Atypical had its chance to wrap up the story. Even in a rush, the creators may have reworked their material. Since they were not looking forward to a cancellation. Thus giving us a fitting end to the story of Sam.
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The Creators Reacting To Atypical Season 5 Getting Canceled
Atypical Season 5 creator Robia Rashid responded to her fans to talk about Atypical’s final run. She said that she is excited about the fourth and final season run, and even if Netflix wants to end the story, she is pleased and grateful for the chance to tell it. She further thanked the fans for being so fun, open, beautiful, and vibrant supporters of the show. Especially towards the voice of Sam and the stories he and the Gardner family had from their side.
After creating the show, Robia Rashid hopes the way Atypical was a voice to many unheard voices, she wants the same legacy to continue. More shows and movies may present these voices the way Atypical did. Thus continuing them as funny as well as emotional ones from underrepresented points of view. A way people can understand, have fun and embrace it. Apart from that, no matter the exact reason Netflix took the decision, Atypical did have an impact, and fans will miss the show for sure.