TV Series To Examine Life During Transition
A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.
The documentary-style series “The Specials” follows real-life housemates Sam, Hilly, Lucy, Lewis and Megan over the course of four years beginning when they were between the ages of 19 and 23.
Friends since childhood, the group is seen as they go through the ups and downs of dating, job hunting and everyday life together in their home in Brighton, England.
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“The Specials” originated as a series of award-winning 10-minute webisodes and has been adapted to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
“We fell in love with the fun, adventurous energy and bond the housemates share,” said Carolyn Strauss, executive producer of the series. “It is our hope that viewers are not only entertained by their experiences, but inspired by their excitement for life and encouraged to accept and celebrate all people no matter their walk in life.”
Thirteen episodes of the series will air back-to-back on OWN on Sept. 7 starting at 2:30 p.m. ET.