Netflix Renews ‘Sex Education’ for Season 2

Eight-episode second season will begin production this spring

Netflix has picked up the U.K. comedy “Sex Education” for a second season, the streamer announced on Thursday.

The comedy, led by Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield, is set to begin production on a second set of eight episodes this spring. The first season debuted on Netflix earlier this month.

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

The series revolves around Butterfield’s character Otis Milburn, an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex-therapist mother (Anderson) and realizes that he can use the knowledge he’s absorbed to gain status at school.

Creator Laurie Nunn will return as executive producer alongside Jamie Campbell for season 2. U.K. production house Eleven will continue as the production company for the show.

“The reception to series one has been so exciting,” Nunn said in a statement. “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.”

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