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Netflix’s ‘Special’ Is New Comedy Series Featuring Cerebral Palsy – The Mighty

A new TV series is coming to Netflix for your streaming pleasure, and this time it features a main character and actor with a disability. Written and executive produced by Ryan O’Connell, who has cerebral palsy, “Special” will air on Netflix April 12.

O’Connell wrote and will star in “Special,” which “loosely based” on O’Connell’s 2015 memoir, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.” He will appear alongside actors Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel, Marla Mindelle, Augustus Prew and Patrick Fabian.

According to a Netflix press release, “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.”

Read more at: https://themighty.com/2019/02/netflix-special-ryan-oconnell-jim-parsons-cerebral-palsy/

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