During what will prove to be 2020’s most astonishing opening sequence – even this early in the year – Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) tries and fails to control his newly discovered sexual urges in a scene that ends in excruciating embarrassment in front of his therapist mother (Gillian Anderson).
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“I had got to a point before this happened where I was thinking about retraining. I’d just turned 30 and I thought, I’ve been doing this for so long and I can’t see it happening.” This frank admission by Laurie Nunn might bring some comfort to the thousands of other aspiring writers, hoping to emulate her apparently instant success and become Netflix’s next creative wunderkind.
The trailer shows Otis' (Asa Butterfield) nightmare coming true as his mother (Gillian Anderson) gives a very open sexual health talk at his school.
While dealing with his continuing embarrassment of his mother's profession seeping into his personal life, he is faced with the challenges of having a new girlfriend...who also happens to be the daughter of his mother's new boyfriend.
The first series saw the socially awkward and introverted Otis (Asa Butterfield) become an unlikely sex and relationships advisor to his teenage classmates as he followed in the footsteps of his sex therapist mother, Jean (Gillian Anderson).
The brand new eight-part series will follow Otis’s first ever relationship with his girlfriend Ola (Patricia Allison), and the new sexual urges and awkward encounters that come with it.
A packed RTS Futures event, “Pitching script to screen”, offered aspiring writers and producers tips on how they should hone and sell their ideas to commissioners.
Leading the panel of seasoned comedy and entertainment practitioners was Tom Davis, the star of the RTS and Bafta award-winning BBC Three sitcom Murder in Successville.
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.