Atypical is an American comedy-drama streaming television series created by Robia Rashid for Netflix. It focuses on the life of 18-year-old Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), who has autism spectrum disorder. The first season was released on August 11, 2017, consisting of eight episodes. The 10-episode second season was released on September 7, 2018. In October 2018, the series was renewed for a third season of ten episodes, which was released on November 1, 2019. In February 2020, the series was renewed for a fourth and final season. The final 10 episodes will premiere in 2021.


Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old boy on the autism spectrum, who lives in Connecticut, announces that he wants to start dating girls after some advice from his therapist. His father, Doug, has struggled to connect with his son and is thrilled when Sam approaches him for advice. When Sam wants to surprise his crush with chocolate-covered strawberries, his father drives him to her house only to discover that Sam's crush is actually Julia, Sam's 26-year-old therapist. Doug quickly pulls Sam away and tells him to find a girlfriend his own age. Sam comes around to the fact that he needs a "practice girlfriend", as he puts it, and, with the help of his friends and family, begins to learn the social nuances of dating.