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.
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.
What’s the online response to Special?
EXCLUSIVE on @Vulture!
Trust: you haven’t see anyone like Ryan O’Connell on TV. I had breakfast with the very funny @ryanoconn to talk about his life as a disabled gay man and the upcoming Netflix comedy series #Special he created based on that. https://t.co/Snmdfky9BT
— MariaElena Fernandez (@writerchica) March 25, 2019
The first season of @ryanoconn‘s #Special is a complete and utter joy https://t.co/CjwkUzSZhL
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) March 26, 2019
With Netflix’s “Special,” Ryan O’Connell brings the first gay and disabled male character to TV https://t.co/PoXVt2bv6j
— Derek Ryan Welch (@dryanwelch) April 1, 2019
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.
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