Netflix is adding a ‘Sex Education’ course to its library of adult-comedies, and it’s coming in 2019. The new comedy will follow the life of Otis Thompson – a socially awkward high school virgin who 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. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realises he may need some therapy of his own.
“We are delighted to bring Laurie Nunn’s brilliant creation to life with such a gifted team. Netflix is an exceptional partner and we are thrilled to go on this journey together,” said Jamie Campbell, Eleven.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Eleven team, creator Laurie Nunn, and executive producer and director Ben Taylor to bring Sex Education — a distinctive, fresh and witty examination of the universally awkward teenage experience — to our members around the world,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content, at Netflix.
A Netflix original series, Sex Education is set to begin production in the U.K. in spring 2018. Sex Education is produced by Eleven, with executive producers Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson. Laurie Nunn is creator and writer. Ben Taylor (Catastrophe) will direct and executive produce.
No casting choices have been announced at this time, but more information on the project will be announced over the next few months as the series moves into production. Until then you will just have to stream the other dozen or so popular titles that Netflix has planned for the winter season, including “Godless” and “Black Mirror”