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Netflix Renews Groundbreaking Series 'Special' for Season 2

Netflix Renews Groundbreaking Series 'Special' for Season 2

The story of a gay man keeping his cerebral palsy in the closet will continue next year!

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Netflix's Emmy-nominated series Special has been renewed for a second season! 

Executive produced by Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and created by Ryan O’Connell, the groundbreaking series is based on his semi-autobiographical memoir I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves and follows a 20-something-year-old gay man who decides to hide his cerebral palsy from his new employer to try and start a new "normal" life. 

O'Connell spoke with PRIDE earlier this year about his hopes that the show will help destigmatize gay sex. "I think people are still really uncomfortable with the visual of a guy getting a penis in his butt," he said. "I'm just over that, I'm just over it. I think if you have a problem with it, that's just something for you to unpack with your therapist, not me honey."

Season 1's episodes were just 15-minutes long, and it's unclear if that will change to a thirty-minute format next season. Eight new episodes are coming in 2020!

Special is streaming on Netflix now.

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!