Netflix has ordered a second series of its latest British comedy.
Sex Education has quickly become an international hit for the US-based streaming service, following its release on 11th January. The company estimates that more than 40,000,000 households have watched the programme already.
The comedy drama follows Otis Milburn, a teenager whose mother works as a sex therapist, upon which basis he is convinced to set up a sex advice service at his school, Moordale Secondary School.
Created and written by Laurie Nunn, another eight episodes will now go into production in the Spring, with producers Eleven expected to return to Wales to film Series 2. It is likely to be published early in 2020.
Nunn said today: “The reception to Series 1 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 explained in a press release: “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.”
Netflix published the following teaser video trailing the Series 2 announcement:
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