Created by and starring Ryan O’Connell (author and TV writer for the Will & Grace revival), Special tells the story of Ryan, a gay man with cerebral palsy stepping out from the protection of his helicopter mom to create a world of his own, which means moving out, making new friends and finding romance. While not directly based on his memoir, I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, O’Connell’s real-life experiences as a disabled man serve as a jumping off point for the series.
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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