Netflix axe Special

Ryan O’Connell in special
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Netflix has announced there will be second final season of Special this spring.

The comedy, produced by Jim parsons, tells the story of a gay man with cerebral palsy based on its writer and actor Ryan O’Connell’s real life adventures.

Despite the show coming to an end there’s some good news, the new episodes will be increased from 15 to 30 minutes.

Netflix announced the news on Twitter by posting a teaser with the message: "Spring is going to be extra SPECIAL this year – the second and final season of the groundbreaking show arrives on Netflix May 20."

O’Connell told The Hollywood Reporter: "It would surprise no one that it wasn't my decision."

"Netflix told me pretty early on that it was going to be the final season and I appreciated that because I was able to craft a season that felt very much like a final season. The story will feel complete."

He added: "People will be surprised that Special is ending but this is just the tip!

"I'm not finished telling stories about disability. I'm not finished telling queer stories. This is really just a beginning of a new chapter, so hang tight, baby, I'm coming!"

The show is based on O'Connell's book I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.

The first season of Special is available now on Netflix, the second premieres on May 20.