Netflix’s popular high school coming-of-age comedy Sex Education has graduated to a second season. The critically acclaimed series will return for a second season consisting of eight new episodes. The streaming service’s renewal announcement didn’t indicate when viewers can expect to binge the new season.
Season one debuted in January 2019 and, according to Netflix, has been watched by more than 40 million households. Filming is expected to begin on season two in the UK this spring.
Season two will bring back Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds, Patricia Allison, and Alistair Petrie.
Sex Education was created by Laurie Nunn, and Nunn will return as executive producer. Jamie Campbell is also on board as a season two executive producer.
Commenting on the renewal, creator Laurie Nunn said, “The reception to season one has been so exciting. Seeing how people across the world have connected to characters that began as ideas in my head is incredible. I’m hugely grateful to every person that has taken the time to watch the series, and I can’t wait to continue this amazing journey.”
“Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humor in Sex Education,” added Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content, Netflix. “Along with the Eleven team and executive producer and director Ben Taylor, she’s created a universally relatable series that has resonated with our members around the world.”
The Sex Education Season 1 Plot:
Otis Milburn (Butterfield) is an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, Jean (Anderson), a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve (Mackey), a whip-smart bad-girl, and his best friend Eric (Gatwa) and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes he may need some therapy of his own.