When is Sex Education season two on Netflix? What’s going to happen? Who’s in the cast?

After series one ended on a cliffhanger, viewers are desperate to find out what will happen to teenage sex therapist Otis

Sex Education (Netflix)

With its heady combination of 80s nostalgia, high school letterman jackets and banana oral sex, new British comedy Sex Education has been a hit with viewers on Netflix – and they’re already desperate to know when series two is streaming.

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The series follows a teenage virgin, Otis (played by Asa Butterfield), whose mother (Gillian Anderson) is a renowned sex therapist.

After the series ended on a cliffhanger of sorts, viewers are keen to know what’s in store Otis and his friends… but what’s the latest news on new episodes?

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Here’s everything we know so far about Sex Education series two (warning: contains series one spoilers)


Has Sex Education been renewed for season two?

Yes! Netflix confirmed that season two of Sex Education would be going ahead, with filming commencing in spring 2019.

The series will return for eight more episodes, with Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey and Ncuti Gatwa all returning.

“The reception to series one has been so exciting,” creator Laurie Nunn said. “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.”

Nunn had earlier revealed that she had already begun work on the second series before the renewal was officially confirmed. Given that Netflix typically commissions TV series in batches of two, it’s good to hear that a plan for the new episodes was already well underway.

When will Sex Education season two be released on Netflix?

The streaming service has not currently confirmed when the show will be back, but with filming starting in the spring, it seems Netflix could be working towards an early 2020 release – just like season one.

Check back here for more details.

What happened in Sex Education season one — and what could happen in season two?

The first series saw Otis (aka ‘Pleasure Master’) grow in confidence, and although his feelings for his sex therapy business partner, Maeve, weren’t reciprocated (or so he thought…), at the end of the series he does enjoy a kiss with Ola (Patricia Allison), the daughter of his mum’s new sexy handyman (and boyfriend — awkward!).

Sex Education Season 1 (Netflix)

Maeve, on the other hand, seems lost after realising (finally!) that her boyfriend Jackson isn’t all he’s cracked up to be — but when she decides to make a move on Otis, she catches sight of him and Ola kissing.

Meanwhile — and we all totally saw this coming — Otis’s best friend Eric (a scene-stealing Ncuti Gatwa) hooked up with the headmaster’s bad-boy son, Adam (Connor Swindells). However, Eric is left disappointed again after Adam is packed off to military school.

Which cast members will return for Sex Education season two?

Although a second series hasn’t been confirmed yet — let alone the cast — it seems likely that the main cast will be returning, including Butterfield.

“Series one is very much Otis’s journey and I think it will be again,” Nunn said. “If we’re lucky enough to get a series two we will always come back to Otis. He’s a fantastic leading character.”

What do viewers want to see in Sex Education series two?

Fans have already been sharing their thoughts about what could happen in Sex Education series two, including keeping Otis and Ola’s relationship going, exploring Adam’s romance further and more.

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