Why settle for the ordinary when you can be something special? Special is a Netflix original American comedy series that focuses on a gay man with cerebral palsy who wants to live his life to the fullest and enjoy every moment of it. It is based on the semi-autobiographical book “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,” written by the show’s creator Ryan O’Connell. The program, which debuted on April 12, 2019, concluded on May 20, 2021. The first season had 15-minute episodes each, which were doubled for the next season, much to its fans’ liking.
The series sends a strong message that it is wrong to treat anyone differently just because they identify as a member of the LGBTQ community or have a disability.
Special Season 3 Release Date
The first season of the show, which consisted of eight episodes, was released on April 12, 2019. At the 71st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, it received favorable reviews and was nominated for four awards, including one for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and three more for the cast’s individual performances. As a result, it received a swift renewal for a second season, which debuted on May 21, 2021, with an additional 8 episodes. Netflix, however, stated in a press release that Season 2 of the show was its final and final season. That is why the show was canceled altogether, and there is no season 3 coming ever!
Fans of the show were upset by this because they enjoyed the program quite a bit. A lot of fans even tweeted Netflix asking them to renew the show for the following season, but to no avail. According to the cast of the show, it ended non-consensually and it upset them a bit too to let the show go just like that and not have season 3.
|Special Season 1 Release Date||12 April 2019|
|Special Season 3 Release Date||Canceled|
Special Season 1-2 Recap
The show started off awful and cheesy, somewhat akin to a daytime soap. But you get used to it pretty quickly. It is a very unique show about a young man named Ryan who also happens to be gay and has cerebral palsy. People first become sympathetic to him as they become aware of his disabilities. As things stand, he tells everyone erroneously that he was struck by a car because he feels sorry for himself. He continues to learn some important life lessons, most notably the importance of owning who you are, which only adds to the comedy of the lie.
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Special Cast and Characters
Ryan Hayes, played by Ryan O’Connell
Ryan is the story’s primary protagonist. He is a gay man with a particular disability who leaves his isolated life in the hopes of pursuing the life he wants. He learns to enjoy life as he travels the world and meets new acquaintances, lovers, and friends. His internship at Eggwoke, a company that creates online content, starts off quickly. When people begin to assume that his disabilities are the result of a car accident, he chooses to play along.
Ryan also wrote the Special’s story, which is loosely based on his own life.
Kim Lagharil, played by Poonam Patel
Kim works at Eggwoke and is a friend of Ryan’s. When Ryan begins his internship there, she first encounters him. To lose his virginity, she advises him to socialize with new people.
Karen Hayes played by Jessica Hecht
Karen is Ryan’s mother. She is a very overprotective mother. Ryan wants to live independently from her so that he can live his life without restriction, but this upsets her. The relationship between Ryan and Karen, as well as Karen’s relationship with Phil, her neighbor, and her potential love interest, experiences ups and downs throughout the entire series.
Special Season 3 Trailer
The third season’s trailer has not yet been released. However, the Special season 1 and season 2 trailers can be found on Netflix’s official YouTube channel. The comedy-based theme of the program is perfectly reflected in it. It is attractive and joyful because of the harmonious combination of cool and warm colors. Another noteworthy aspect of the trailer is the soundtrack and voiceover.
Where To Watch Special 3?
Being a Netflix original, this series is only available to stream there.
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