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?

RoleActor/ActressWhere have I seen/heard them before?
Ryan KayesRyan O’Connell*Debuting in Special*
Karen KayesJessica HechtWhatever Works, Friends, Stay
Kim LaghariPunam PatelReturn of the Mac, The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo
OliviaMarla MindelleThe Devil’s Bitch, The Nomads, Are You Joking?
CareyAugustus PrewAbout a Boy, Kick-Ass 2, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
PhilPatrick FabianBetter Call Saul, Star Trek: Voyager, 24
KeatonJason Michael SnowThis Is Us, American Horror Story, Black Monday
CaitieKat RogersSupport the Girls, Californication, Spring Breakdown
Samantha LeeBonnieStation 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 TitleEpisode NumberDirected ByWritten By
Cerebral LOLzyS01xE1Anna DokozaRyan O’Connell
The Deep EndS01xE2Anna DokozaRyan O’Connell
Free SconesS01xE3Anna DokozaRyan O’Connell
Housechilling PartyS01xE4Anna DokozaRyan O’Connell
Vagina MomologuesS01xE5Anna DokozaRyan O’Connell
Straight PotentialS01xE6Anna DokozaRyan O’Connell
Blind Deaf DateS01xE7Anna DokozaRyan O’Connell
Gay GardensS01xE8Anna DokozaRyan 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!