SPECIAL - Season 1

A gay man with mild cerebral palsy decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim and finally go after the life he wants.

about the SHOW: SPECIAL is 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.

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  • Executive Producers Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak, Eric Norsoph, Ryan O’Connell, Anna Dokoza

  • Producers Ross Girard, Colin Frederick, Ross Dinerstein, Alison Mo Massey

  • Director Anna Dokoza

  • Writer Ryan O’Connell

  • Created by Ryan O’Connell

  • Director of Photography Philip Roy

  • Editor Thomas Calderón

  • Composer Joshua Moshier

  • Production Designer Lindsay Lipscomb

  • Starring Ryan O’Connell, Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel, Marla Mindelle, Augustus Prew, and Patrick Fabian

Language: English ~ Genre: COMEDY, LGBT ~ 8 Episode SCRIPTED SERIES - 2019 ~ Streaming on Netflix Worldwide


“Special” tackles timeless issues with equal parts compassion and wit.

- Variety

Brevity is both the soul and wit of Netflix's new comedy Special.

- Hollywood Reporter

It is the television revolution you didn’t know you needed.

- Refinery 29

None of this will give you an idea how unbelievably sweet Special is.

- The Guardian

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