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  • Premiered: 
    April 12, 2019
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2015 memoir (I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves) by Ryan O'Connell 
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on "I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves," the 2015 memoir from series star, writer and executive producer Ryan O'Connell, SPECIAL is quarter-hour comedy series about a gay man, Ryan, with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants. After years of dead-end internships, working in his pajamas as a blogger and communicating mostly via text, Ryan eventually figured out how to take his life from bleak to chic and began limping towards adulthood. The story opens with Ryan beginning a coveted internship and findding an opportunity to redefine himself in the wake of being hit be a car. SPECIAL, executive produced by Jim Parson, premiered on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Neflix released all eight episodes.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Stage 13
  • Produced by That's Wonderful Productions