Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming new series Special, which marks the first 15-minute sitcom of the streaming service.
The show, described as “a distinctive and uplifting” comedy, is based on series creator and star Ryan O’Connell’s memoir “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,” and revolves around Ryan, a gay man with mild cerebral palsy who, according to the official synopsis, “decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants”. The streaming service also reveals that, “After years of dead-end internships, working in his pajamas as a blogger and communicating mostly via text, Ryan eventually figured out how to take his life from bleak to chic and began limping towards adulthood”.
The cast also includes Jessica Hecht as Ryan’s mom, Karen, Punam Patel as his work BFF, Kim, and Marla Mindelle as his boss, Olivia.
The trailer features O’Connell’s character as he decides to make some changes in his life, such as moving out, coming out, and telling the truth about his disability. The soundtrack music is “This Is Last Call” by NineOneOne.
Season 1 of Special premieres on April 12 on Netflix.