Netflix is set to bring Sex Education season 2 to their platform in the near future. It comes after the recent news that the series was a massive surprise success. According to Recode first week numbers for Sex Education reached 40 million, just 5 million shy of meme-powered Bird Box.
Starring Asa Butterfield (Merlin), Gillian Anderson (American Gods), and Emma Mackey the show’s been a big hit with viewers the world over. It manages to blend comedy and cringey family moments in a perfectly relatable balance. Following 16-year-old Otis Milburn, inexperienced with girls but highly knowledgeable about the theory behind it – thanks to his sex therapist mum. Upon teaming up with Maeve, they end up forming an underground sex-therapy clinic at their school.
Sex Education creator Laurie Nunn
“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.”
Announced by Netflix on Friday 1st February, the thought of a Sex Education season 2 will be music to fans’ ears. The production of an eight-episode second season is set to begin in the UK this spring. Along with You, Sex Education has been the most popular Netflix original of late. The streaming giant has been hitting some big production home runs recently.
Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content
“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.”
We’ve even been treated to a short announcement trailer for Sex Education season 2. Check it out below and let us know what you think!