RYAN O’CONNELL AND JIM PARSONS’ SPECIAL IS COMING TO NETFLIX

  • 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.

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