Netflix will be delivering a little Sex Education to help kick off the new year. The streaming service has set a January 11, 2019 premiere date for the new comedy/drama created and written by Laurie Nunn. In addition, a new batch of photos have been released in support of the series’ first season.
Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Hugo) leads the season one cast of the coming-of-age series playing Otis Milburn. Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, American Gods) is Otis’ mom, Ncuti Gatwa is Otis’ best friend, and Emma Mackey (Badger Lane) plays the mastermind behind the underground sex therapy clinic. Kedar Williams-Stirling (Will), Aimee-Lou Wood, and Connor Swindells (Keepers) co-star in the show’s first season.
According to Netflix, season one consists of eight one-hour episodes. Ben Taylor (Catastrophe) and Kate Herron (Five by Five) directed, with Jamie Campbell executive producing. The Eleven Film production has Sian Robins-Grace on board as a co-executive producer.
Season one is set in the fictional town of Moordale and was shot in Wales, UK.
Meet Otis Milburn – an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, 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, a whip-smart bad-girl, 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.