Netflix just released the official trailer and poster for Sex Education, a new series starring Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson. The new trailer sets up Anderson as a sex therapist whose son (Butterfield) becomes an unofficial sex therapist for all of his high school friends.
In addition to Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Hugo) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, American Gods), the cast of the dramedy includes Emma Mackey (Summit Fever) and Ncuti Gatwa (Stonemouth). Kedar Williams-Stirling (Will), Aimee-Lou Wood, and Connor Swindells (Keepers) co-star in the show’s first season.
Season one, which consists of eight one-hour episodes, is set in the fictional town of Moordale and was shot in Wales, UK. The original series was created and written by Laurie Nunn. Jamie Campbell and Ben Taylor executive produce, with Sian Robins-Grace co-executive producing. Taylor (Catastrophe, Raised by Wolves) also served as a director along with Kate Herron. Sex Education is a Netflix and The Eleven Film production.
Netflix has set a January 11, 2019 premiere date.
Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) is an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, Jean (Gillian 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 (Emma Mackey), a whip-smart bad-girl, and his best friend Eric (Ncuti 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.