Although The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and his husband Todd Spiewak have been grabbing all the headlines for being the Executive Producer of an exciting new ground-breaking LGBT TV comedy series currently being made by Netflix, the real credit belongs to Ryan O’Connell. “Special’ is not only based on O’Connells’ memoir ‘I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves’ but he will write, produce, and star in the eight-episode series too.
O’Connell plays a gay man with cerebral palsy “who decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim and finally go after the life he wants,” The book’s description reads “Growing up gay and disabled with cerebral palsy, [O’Donnell] constantly felt like he was one step behind everybody else,”
“Then the rude curveball known as your twenties happened and things got even more confusing … Ryan spent years as a Millennial cliché: he had dead-end internships; dabbled in unemployment; worked in his pajamas as a blogger; communicated mostly via text; looked for love online; spent hundreds on ‘necessary’ items, like candles, while claiming to have no money; and even descended into aimless pill-popping.
“But through extensive trial and error, Ryan eventually figured out how to take his life from bleak to chic and began limping towards adulthood.”
Special premieres on Netflix on April 12, but meanwhile O’Donnell has also been working as an executive story editor on Will & Grace lately,
P.S. You may also like to check out our interview with Daniel Monks the creator/star of the movie PULSE http://www.queerguru.com/2018/03/daniel-monks-talks-about-his-movie-pulse