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Netflix release trailer for new series 'Special' and shows the highs and lows of being gay and disabled

'Special' is based around Ryan O'Connell's part-memoir, part-manifesto ‘I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves’

2019-03-26

Words: Steve Brown

The trailer for Netflix’s new series Special shows the highs and lows of being gay and disabled.

Based around Ryan O’Connell’s part-memoir, part-manifesto ‘I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves’, will run for eight episodes on the streaming giant and the comedy is set to be produced by Jim Parson’s company, That’s Wonderful Productions.

Set to premiere on April 12, the show – which also stars O’Connell – is loosely based on his own upbringing and experiences as a gay man living with cerebral palsy.

It follows a man with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity as a victim of an accident and goes after the life he wants.

O’Connell will star alongside Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel, Marla Mindelle, Augustus Prew and Patrick Fabien. And now Netflix has released the trailer for the new series.

Meanwhile, you can read more about what it's like to navigate gay life with cerebral palsy here.

Watch the trailer below: