The surprisingly heartfelt teen sex comedy will return.
Netflix has ordered a second season of the critically-acclaimed – and highly-watched according to their internal reports (estimated over 40 million households watching within the first 4 weeks) – Sex Education.
Starring Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, and Ncuti Gatwa, Sex Education is a bawdy and endearing comedy about a teen with sexual anxiety, Otis (Butterfield), who starts a side business at school providing sex advice and couples counseling. Complicating matters is the fact that his mother (Anderson) is a real life sex therapist and – oh – he’s in love with his business partner (Mackey).
Creator Laurie Nunn will return as creator and executive producer with Jamie Campbell set to executive produce alongside Nunn.
“Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humor in Sex Education,” said 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 second season, slated to begin production this spring in the UK, will consist of 8 episodes.
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