Are you ready for another round of the Birds and the Bees? Netflix has renewed its Sex Education TV show for a second season. The streaming service announced the renewal today with a teaser promising Otis Millburn is coming back for season two. Check it out, below.
A Netflix dramedy, the Sex Education TV series stars Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Aimee-Lou Wood, and Connor Swindells. The series revolves around Otis Milburn (Butterfield), an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student, who is also the son of a sex therapist. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can exploit his specialist knowledge to gain status.
The renewal comes as no surprise. In mid-January, Netflix (which usually shies away from revealing its viewership numbers) revealed that Sex Education on track to be watched by approximately 40 million accounts during its first month.
Sex Education Renewed for Season Two on Netflix
Check out the Netflix second season renewal press release:
NETFLIX’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES “SEX EDUCATION” TO RETURN FOR A SECOND SEASON
Hollywood, CA — February 1, 2019 — This January, viewers across the globe fell in love with Sex Education and the students of Moordale High School, with the series tracking to be a huge hit (estimated over 40 million households watching the title within the first 4 weeks). Following high fan demand for a second season, Netflix announced that the series has been renewed for 8 new episodes of the frank, heartfelt, honest and hilariously awkward series.
Season two is slated to begin production this spring in the UK. Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds, Patricia Allison and Alistair Petrie are set to reprise their roles. Creator Laurie Nunn will return as creator and executive producer with Jamie Campbell set to executive produce alongside Nunn. Eleven will continue as the production company for the second season of the breakout series.
The first season garnered critical and popular acclaim and has opened up poignant cultural conversations around sexuality, relationships and identity. The series has been lauded for delivering a coming-of-age story with a fresh, feminist heart, and for presenting intersectional and multidimensional characters that audiences have fallen in love with.
About the recommission, series creator Laurie Nunn said, “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.”
“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.”
Sex Education season one was created and written by Laurie Nunn and executive-produced by Jamie Campbell and Ben Taylor, and co-executive produced by Sian Robins-Grace. Taylor also served as a director on season one along with Kate Herron. The series is a production of Eleven.
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson, Eleven produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Shows include Gap Year for E4, BAFTA-nominated The Enfield Haunting for Sky, BAFTA-nominated Glue for E4, and The Secret Life of the Pub for Channel 4.
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What do you think? Do you like the Sex Education TV series? Did you expect it to be cancelled or renewed for season two on Netflix?