Sex Education Will Return For Second Season

Netflix has announced that the critically acclaimed series Sex Education is to be renewed for a second season.

The first season, which came out in January, tells the story of the students of Moordale High School, specifically Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) who is an awkward teenager who struggles with the fact that his mum is a sex therapist.

Hilarity ensues, obviously. Oh, and everyone learns a valuable lesson...

According to Netflix's viewing tracking the show has been viewed in 40 million households within the first four weeks of it being released.

Incidentally, one view means that an episode was watched at least 70 per cent of the way through. Assuming that not everyone switched off at that point (they didn't) then those are some huge numbers.

In season one, Otis teamed up with Maeve (Emma Mackey) to offer help to other student at their school with weird and wacky problems.

The show also stars Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, and Kedar Williams-Stirling. Netflix has announced that the main cast will all return for season two.

Otis (Asa Butterfield) and his mum Jean (Gillian Anderson). Credit: Netflix
Otis (Asa Butterfield) and his mum Jean (Gillian Anderson). Credit: Netflix

Since it's release, Sex Education has won praise for tackling some important subject matter such as sexuality, identity, and relationships. It has also garnered a 90 per cent fresh rating on film review site Rotten Tomatoes.

In fact, the Daily Telegraph's Helen Brown awarded the show a full five stars out of five, writing: "Twenty-first-century teenagers are going to find real comfort and companionship in these characters, while those of us old enough to have seen those John Hughes movies at the cinema will wish Sex Education had been there for us."

NBC Think's Ani Bundel wrote: "Look past the erection jokes and you'll find a show that's willing to acknowledge the emotional challenges of sex are just as important as the mechanical ones."

Speaking about the renewal, the show's creator Laurie Nunn said: "The reception to series 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."

Netflix's Vice President of Original Content, Cindy Holland, added: "Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humor in Sex Education.

"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."

There will be eight new episodes of the show, and filming will begin this spring in the UK.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

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