Ryan O'Connell reveals his next big gay project, and his plans for Pride / Queerty TV

Ryan O’Connell doesn’t stop. The longtime writer in journalism and on sitcoms including ‘Will & Grace’ shot to fame in 2019 with the premiere of the semiautobiographical series ‘Special.’ The show followed a man–also named Ryan, also gay, and also dealing with cerebral palsy–as he tries to navigate life, romance, and a writing career. ‘Special’ wrapped its two-season run earlier in May. We caught up with O’Connell to discuss the end to the show, his plans for pride, and the next oh-so-awesomely-gay series he’ll lend his talents to. ‘Special’ streams on Netflix.

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    Published: May 29, 2021