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‘Special’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 2

Warner Horizon Scripted Television joins Stage 13 and That’s Wonderful as producers

Netflix has renewed Ryan O’Connell’s “Special” for an eight-episode second season.

The sophomore run will add Warner Horizon Scripted Television as a producer. That group joins existing producers Stage 13, Jim Parsons’ That’s Wonderful Productions, and Campfire.

“Special” is based on O’Connell’s “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,” which centers on a gay man with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim and finally go after the life he wants.

O’Connell stars in the semi-autobiographical series, which he also wrote and executive produced. Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel will also return as series regulars for Season 2.

In addition to Parsons, Eric Norsoph and Todd Spiewak are also executive producers for That’s Wonderful. Anna Dokoza is another executive producer on the short-form comedy series.

“Special” was nominated for four short-form Emmys in 2019, including one for O’Connell and for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. The other nods went to Hecht and Patel.

None of the four nominations resulted in a win, however.