‘Special’ Creator Ryan O’Connell Is Changing Hollywood, Just Don’t Ask Him if He’s ‘Ok’ (Video)

One of Ryan O’Connell’s biggest pet peeves is when strangers on the street stop to ask him if he’s “Ok.”

But O’Connell, a gay man with cerebral palsy, knows how he’ll answer that question once his Netflix comedy “Special,” which he writes, executive produces and stars in, drops on Friday.

“I can’t wait to point to my billboard right now and say, ‘I’m just fine,'” he told TheWrap.

Also Read: 'Special' Star Ryan O'Connell Exclusive StudioWrap Portraits (Photos)

The show, co-produced by “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons, centers around what is essentially a younger and more sheltered version of O’Connell, Ryan Kayes — an aspiring writer who still lives with his overprotective mother (Jessica Hecht) and starts an unpaid internship at a new-age confessional blog called “Eggwoke.”

“Ryan kind of has the coming of age journey at 28-years-old,” O’Connell said.
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