Netflix has ordered the 8 episode comedy series Special from Jim Parsons’ That’s Wonderful, and Stage 13. The series premieres on April 12.
Based on Ryan O’Connell’s part-memoir, part-manifesto ‘I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,’ the hilarious and heartwarming story centers on a gay man with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim and finally go after the life he wants.
O’Connell stars in this semi-autobiographical series, which he also wrote and executive produced.
The series also stars: Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel, Marla Mindelle, Augustus Prew, and Patrick Fabian.
Jim Parsons, Eric Norsoph and Todd Spiewak serve as executive producers for That’s Wonderful Productions.
Anna Dokoza is executive producer and director.
Part of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, Stage 13 is the award-winning, Emmy-nominated original content studio showcasing a new generation of distinctive, multi-dimensional voices in unscripted and scripted storytelling.