Netflix has revealed the hit coming-of-age series Sex Education will return for a second series.
The first series follows Otis (Asa Butterfield), an awkward teenager who sets up a sex therapy clinic for his peers with fellow student Maeve (Emma Mackey), while trying to deal with his own sexual and romantic experiences.
Sex Education explores sexuality, love, relationships, identity and the uncomfortable issues that arise when coming to terms with teenage life.
Netflix released the successful figures for the show last month, showing an estimated 40 million people watched the series within 4 weeks of the show's launch.
Asa Butterfield (Otis), Emma Mackey (Maeve), Ncuti Gatwa, Gillian Anderson (Jean), Connor Swindells (Adam), Aimee-Lou Wood (Aimee), Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson), Tanya Reynolds (Lily) and Patricia Allison are all confirmed to return for the second instalment.
“The reception to season one has been so exciting,” said series creator Laurie Nunn. “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.”
Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content, Netflix, added, “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.”
Sex Education series two will begin filming this Spring.