From the heart and mind of Ryan O’Connell, Special returns to Netflix on May 20th!
About Special Season 2: Ryan really needs to get his shit together. It’s been two months and he still hasn’t spoken to Karen since their fight and he has a gnarly case of writer’s block that’s getting him in hot water with Olivia. Enter Tanner, a fun, flirty dance instructor who charms Ryan despite not being totally available. When his writer’s block eventually lifts, he’s inspired to write a longform piece about disability. From there, he begins a journey of self-discovery that creates unexpected complications in his relationship with Tanner. Meanwhile, Kim lets her guard down when she meets Harrison, a sensitive tech mogul with a humble background – but her insecurities and jealous tendencies continue to hamper her personal life and threaten to push Harrison away. With her spiraling credit card debt driving Kim even further towards rock bottom, she makes a hard choice to regain control of her finances and personal life. Since taking care of Ryan was her life’s purpose until their fight, Karen realizes that she needs to take an active approach to create a fulfilling life for herself – beyond just taking care of her ailing mother. Will she be content with continuing to clean up everyone else’s messes, or will Karen be able to lean into her newfound independence and create a life that centers around her own desires for once? This season is about our primary characters—Ryan, Karen and Kim—coming into their power and realizing they all deserve big gorgeous lives—whether society agrees or not, bitch!
- Ryan O’Connell is the Creator, Executive Producer and Writer.
- Ryan O’Connell, Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel return as series regulars.
- Marla Mindelle, Gina Hughes and Patrick Fabian are also returning as guest stars this season.
- Jim Parsons, Eric Norsoph and Todd Spiewak serve as Executive Producers for That’s Wonderful Productions.
- Anna Dokoza is also an Executive Producer.
- Craig Johnson joins to direct episodes 205-208.
- Special is produced by Warner Bros. Television, That’s Wonderful Productions, Campfire and Stage 13.