Special Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer


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As the sweet sun of springtime rolls in so do the Originals on Netflix. With April stepping up to be another great month of titles one special title on the way is in fact called Special. Here’s everything we know on the upcoming Original title Special, including the Netflix release date, plot, cast, and trailer.

Special is an upcoming Netflix Original comedy series based on the memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ryan O’Connell. The series has also been written by Ryan O’Connell to which he will star and act as an executive producer of Special. The central character of Ryan is played by O’Connell to which the focus of the series surrounding the life of Ryan and his experience of being a gay man with cerebral palsy.

What’s the plot of Special?

The official plot for Special has been given by production company Stage 13:

SPECIAL is a semi-autobiographical comedy about a gay man with cerebral palsy in his mid-20s coming of age by starting his first real job, beginning his first adventures in dating, and moving into his first apartment away from his helicopter mother.

Who’s in the cast of Special Season 1?

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before?
Ryan Kayes Ryan O’Connell *Debuting in Special*
Karen Kayes Jessica Hecht Whatever Works, Friends, Stay
Kim Laghari Punam Patel Return of the Mac, The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo
Olivia Marla Mindelle The Devil’s Bitch, The Nomads, Are You Joking?
Carey Augustus Prew About a Boy, Kick-Ass 2, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Phil Patrick Fabian Better Call Saul, Star Trek: Voyager, 24
Keaton Jason Michael Snow This Is Us, American Horror Story, Black Monday
Caitie Kat Rogers Support the Girls, Californication, Spring Breakdown
Samantha Lee Bonnie Station 19, Lucifer, The Promotion

Ryan O’Connell is making his acting debut in Special, but his previous work in Hollywood has been as a writer. O’Connell has writing credits for titles such as Will & Grace, Daytime Divas, and Awkward.

Are there any photos for Special Season 1?

Currently, the only images available is the promotional poster released by Netflix.

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What’s Jim Parsons involvement in Special?

Jim Parsons, involvement in the series is as an executive producer alongside Todd Spiewak, Eric Norsoph, Anna Dokoza, and Ryan O’Connell. The Big Bang Theory actor has been very open about his sexuality and with his profile position as one of the biggest earners on television to date, he has done a great job in supporting the LGBT community in Hollywood.


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What’s the online response to Special?

How many episodes are there for Special Season 1?

The first season is set to debut with eight episodes. All eight episodes will be available to stream upon release.

Episode Title Episode Number Directed By Written By
Cerebral LOLzy S01xE1 Anna Dokoza Ryan O’Connell
The Deep End S01xE2 Anna Dokoza Ryan O’Connell
Free Scones S01xE3 Anna Dokoza Ryan O’Connell
Housechilling Party S01xE4 Anna Dokoza Ryan O’Connell
Vagina Momologues S01xE5 Anna Dokoza Ryan O’Connell
Straight Potential S01xE6 Anna Dokoza Ryan O’Connell
Blind Deaf Date S01xE7 Anna Dokoza Ryan O’Connell
Gay Gardens S01xE8 Anna Dokoza Ryan O’Connell
What’s the run time for each episode?

Run times for each episode are yet to be announced. We’re fully expecting each episode to have a run time of around 30 minutes.

Has Netflix released a trailer for Special?

Yes! Typically Netflix release trailers when the release of the title is within a month. Only massive titles like Stranger Things get the early trailer treatment thanks to its star power.

When is the release date for Special Season 1?

Special has been confirmed to arrive on April 12th, so just in time for your weekend binge.

Are you looking forward to the release of Special? Let us know in the comments below!