Check out what media outlets are saying about “Special” and “It’s Bruno” Emmy® nominations.
“Special” and “It’s Bruno” were both nominated for the 71st Emmy® Award Nominations by the Television Academy.
In phone conversations with ET, two creators — also good friends in real life — discuss subverting TV norms, the constraints of telling a story in 15 minutes and what Emmy recognition would mean to them.
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After roles in celebrated series like ‘Friends’ and ‘Breaking Bad’, Tony-nominated actress Jessica Hecht shines on Stage 13’s ‘Special’ as the overbearing mother of a 30 year-old disabled son.
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Ryan O’Connell recounts his journey to becoming the creator, writer and star of the semiautobiographical Netflix show “Special,” in which he plays a gay man with disabilities.
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This Netflix comedy series, based on writer Ryan O’Connell’s 2015 memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, puts a fresh new spin on what it means to be a Netflix comedy.
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Jim Parsons’ ‘Special’: Everything you need to know about Netflix series based on Ryan O’Connell’s life
‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons is back to produce a new Netflix comedy series ‘Special.’
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The internet is a product of Ryan O’Connell, just as he is a product of the internet.
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The new comedy consists of eight 15-minute episodes inspired by the life of creator and lead actor Ryan O’Connell, 31, an openly gay man with cerebral palsy.
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The TV writer-turned-star told his friends and family he was gay when he was 17, but waited until he was 28 to let his new friends and co-workers know that he has cerebral palsy.
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At last, Netflix is giving subscribers a series that is precisely the right length: Special, which premieres Friday, April 12.
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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.
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SPECIAL follows a gay man with mild cerebral palsy decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim, break up with his mom – or at least set some healthy boundaries – and finally go after the life he’s always wanted.
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Netflix has ordered eight episodes of Special, a comedy series based on Ryan O’Connell’s part-memoir, part-manifesto I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.
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