March 10, 2021

Netflix announced today that Special will be coming to an end after its upcoming second season. It has been over a year since the semi-autobiographical comedy was picked up for Season 2, and there had been no word on its progress until today. While fans will surely be disappointed the show is ending, there is now a premiere date for its final run, which is Thursday, May 20.

Based on Ryan O'Connell's 2015 memoir "I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves", the series stars O'Connell - who also writes and executive-produces - as a gay man with cerebral palsy. Tired of endlessly being an intern and primarily communicating through text messages, he starts focusing on improving his life so he can embrace adulthood on his own terms as he moves away from his insular existence.

A small silver lining about today's news is that Special's short-form 15-minute format is being expanded in Season 2 to half-hour episodes.