Try to contain yourselves, “Sex Education” fans: Netflix has finally set the premiere date for the teen dramedy’s second season.
On Monday, the streaming service announced via a mural in London that the Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield-led series will return with eight new episodes on Jan. 17, 2020. That’s just over a year after the show’s first season dropped.
Along with Butterfield and Anderson, “Sex Education” stars Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells, Aimee Lou Wood, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Chaneil Kular, Simone Ashley, Mimi Keene, Tanya Reynolds, Mikael Persbrandt, Patricia Allison, Jim Howick, Rakhee Thakrar, Samantha Spiro, James Purefoy and Alistair Petrie.
Here’s the official description for Season 2, in Netflix’s own words:
“Sex Education” is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 1 Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley set-up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice. In season 2, as a late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve. Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school and new kids come to town who will challenge the status quo. Maeve and Aimee’s BFF relationship is stronger than ever since Aimee ditched ‘the Untouchables’. Eric notices his new-found self-confidence attracting unfamiliar kinds of attention. Adam is at military school, still conflicted by his feelings for Eric. Lily has hit pause on her sexual endeavours to focus on her creative talents and finds a new found friend in Ola. Jackson is forced to flex his mental rather than physical muscle and is still buckling under the pressure from his parents to succeed. Jean and Jakob’s relationship is discovered and they have to learn how to operate as a blended family. Jean forms an unlikely connection with Mrs Groff and a friendship between the two women begins to form.
“Sex Education” is written, created and executive produced by Laurie Nunn and produced by Eleven. Ben Taylor and Jamie Campbell also executive produce. The second season is directed by Taylor, Alice Seabright and Sophie Goodhart.
Readers can get some early scoop on the next batch of episodes by checking out TheWrap’s recent interview with Anderson here.
See the mural below.
“Sex Education” Season 2 premieres Jan. 17 on Netflix.