Trust us, you have not seen anyone like Ryan O’Connell on TV before. The star and writer-creator of Netflix’s Special is a gay man with cerebral palsy, who, after getting hit by a car at the age of 20, decided to “rewrite” his identity and spent years pretending that he wasn’t disabled because friends and colleagues assumed his limp was the result of the accident. He finally confronted the truth in his 2015 memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, a book that caught the attention of Jim Parsons and led to his big break.
Starting in 2019, CW’s Two Sentence Horror Stories is an amalgamation of different short stories forming an anthology for every episode, similar to the dark television show Black Mirror. The TV show delves into the viewer’s mind, acting out scenarios that leave them questioning what they saw and how it relates to the real world. Each episode is an […]
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How ‘Two Sentence Horror Stories’ Showcases Diversity With an All-Female, Mostly Nonwhite Writers Room (Exclusive Video)
There’s no question whose footsteps you’re walking in if you create an anthology TV series that uses the horror genre examine societal issues: The late-1950s and early ’60s show “The Twilight Zone” became an all-time classic doing just that, and its creator, Rod Serling, casts a long shadow over the TV-horror landscape. Vera Miao knew […]
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