Is Critically Acclaimed Sex Education Coming Back?
This past January, Sex Education took viewers by the love at first sight. A series that truly made a name for itself within only a week of being released. The students at Moordale High School learning about sex was something we didn’t know we needed. Over forty-million households watched the title within the first four weeks! That means viewers want and need a second season, and they say social media is the highest authority of this day and age. Following the praise for a second season, Netflix said yes, and renewed it for eight new episodes.
Season two of Sex Education is slated to begin production this spring in the UK. Still, the roles of the previous season will all be reprised: Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds, Patricia Allison, and Alistair Petrie. Laurie Nunn as creator and executive producer will return with Jamie Campbell. However, if you have yet to see Sex Education, the series follows Otis Milburn, an inexperienced and socially awkward high school student. He lives with his mother, a sex therapist.
Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. However, through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes he may need some therapy of his own. The first season had popular recognition and has opened up a discussion about sex, relationships, and identity in the household. This is one of the soundest coming-of-age stories we have seen in the past decade, especially on Netflix.
Laurie Nunn states her feelings about the news of a second season:
“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.”
We will be watching as soon as the new season releases, will you?