Netflix orders more Sex Education

Friday 1st February 2019, 6:32pm

  • Sex Education, the latest British hit for Netflix, has been recommissioned
  • Another 8 episodes of the comedy will be filmed from this Spring by producers Eleven
  • The first series was published on 11th January, with more than 40 million estimated to have watched already

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.

Staring Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson, all eight episodes of the first series were published on the on-demand platform on the same date.

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.”

Cindy Holland, Netflix‘s Vice President of Original Content, says: “Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humour in Sex Education.”

She added: “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.”

Anderson, Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds and Patricia Allison are all due to reprise their roles.

Netflix published the following teaser video trailing the Series 2 announcement:

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