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Netflix Renews ‘Friends From College’ and ‘Atypical’

Both sereies will be coming back

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Netflix is bringing back “Friends From College,” the video streaming service made the announcement with a Season 2 trailer released over the weekend. In the social-media post Netflix added, “The friends are coming back for season 2. What could go wrong?”.

If you want to set a reminder for the new episodes, the dysfunctional group will return on January 11th only on Netflix. If you’re new to the show, you still have plenty of time to binge through the first season before the new episodes are available. “Friends From College” follows a group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne). The story picks up as the aging group are entering into forties.

Netflix describes the series adding, “With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another Friends from College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.” As for the behind the scenes crew, “Friends From College” is executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Neighbors: Sorority Rising, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), who also directed all eight episodes in the first seasson. Francesca Delbanco serves as an EP and writer. You can watch the official season 2 trailer that was released this weekend below.

Netflix also confirmed that “Atypical” has been renewed. The popular series created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid (How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace) will be returning for its third season. AAs for “Atypical: Season 3,” the season will feature 10 half-hour episodes.

In season two of the series, which launched in September 2018, 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. Academy Award winning producer Seth Gordon and Mary Rohlich, who have both worked on hit series and films including Baywatch, The Goldbergs and Horrible Bosses also executive produce alongside Rashid. Jennifer Jason Leigh, who stars as Elsa, also serves as a producer. Michelle Dean, who received her PhD from UCLA and worked at the UCLA Center for Autism and Research and Treatment before joining the faculty of CSU Channel Island, was also brought into the production to help guide an accurate depiction of autism spectrum disorder.

The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.

We should mention that the cast returning for season three has not yet been confirmed, so there might be a few changes in the works at Netflix. Atypical season two starred Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Michael Rapaport (Justified), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs. Lily), Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder), Raul Castillo (Looking, Seven Seconds), Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove), Graham Rogers (Ray Donovan, The Kominsky Method), Fivel Stewart (Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft), Jenna Boyd (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, Gone Girl).

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