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Netflix unveils its latest gay series

Netflix has released the trailer for its latest gay-themed series, Special.

Adapted from Ryan O’Connell‘s book, I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, the eight-episode series produced by Jim Parsons’ That’s Wonderful Productions chronicles the ups and downs of a gay man living with cerebral palsy.

O’Connell, who is gay and disabled in real life, is also set to star as the show’s protagonist, which we learned was never part of his original plan when he began working on the series.

Related: With Netflix’s “Special,” Ryan O’Connell brings the first gay and disabled male character to TV

“I never wanted to star in Special but—and this make shock you— the world is not exactly swimming with gay 20-something actors who have mild cerebral palsy,” O’Connell told Queerty.

“I was considering waiting outside physical therapy places all across LA with a net and forcing people to audition, but my producers told me kidnapping was not the look, so I guess it had to be me!”

Read our full interview with O’Connell here.

Special premiers on Netflix on April 12. Check out the trailer below: