Netflix renews Sex Education for a second season
comedy series Sex Education, starring Asa Butterfield as socially awkward high-school student Otis Milburn (Butterfield), and Gillian Anderson as his sex-therapist mother, has been a hit for the streaming site, viewed by more 40 million members worldwide since its debut on January 11th. Given its success, Netflix have been quick to announce an eight-episode season two pick up.
Creator Laurie Nunn, who will return for season two, made the following statement on the renewal.
“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.”
Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content added:
“Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humour 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.”
The second will begin production in the UK soon for a presumably 2020 release.