February 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm PST | by Mariah Cooper
Jim Parsons will produce comedy series about a gay man with cerebral palsy

Jim Parsons (Screenshot via YouTube)

Jim Parsons is tackling a new television venture on the heels of the end of the hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”

Parsons’ production company That’s Wonderful Productions will produce “Special,” a new comedy series for Netflix based on Ryan O’Connell’s memoir and manifesto “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.”

The eight-episode freshman season will be “based loosely on O’Connell’s own upbringing and experience as a gay man navigating the world with cerebral palsy,” according to Deadline.

O’Connell will star as himself and also write and executive produce the series. Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel, Marla Mindelle, Augustus Prew and Patrick Fabian have also been tapped to join the cast.

The series premieres on April 12.

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