Netflix’s popular series “Sex Education” is coming back with all-new episodes. The series, which launched on the platform this past January, instantly connected with viewers across the globe and put the students of Moordale High School on the map.
The series was a gigantic hit for Netflix, with an estimated 40 million households watching the first season within the first four weeks. Following the high demand for a second season, Netflix announced today that the series has been renewed for eight new episodes. Season two is slated to begin production this spring in the UK and your favorite cast members will be returning.
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds, Patricia Allison, and Alistair Petrie are all set to reprise their roles for the second season.
Creator Laurie Nunn will return as creator and executive producer with Jamie Campbell set to executive produce alongside Nunn. Eleven will continue as the production company for the second season of the breakout series.
The first season garnered critical and popular acclaim and has opened up poignant cultural conversations around sexuality, relationships and identity. The series has been lauded for delivering a coming-of-age story with a fresh, feminist heart, and for presenting intersectional and multidimensional characters that audiences have fallen in love with during the first seaon.
About the recommission, series creator Laurie Nunn said, “The reception to season one has been so exciting. 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.”
Sex Education season one was created and written by Laurie Nunn and executive-produced by Jamie Campbell and Ben Taylor, and co-executive produced by Sian Robins-Grace. Taylor also served as a director on season one along with Kate Herron. The series is a production of Eleven.