Heartfelt, honest and hilariously awkward, Sex Education is the hit Netflix show that single-handedly got us through the long month of January.
The coming-of-age series about a group of students navigating the world of sex, relationships and identity got the whole nation talking, while the diverse, intersectional and feminist characters broke new boundaries in TV.
Yep, the critically-acclaimed show has just been given the green light for eight new episodes, meaning it won’t be too long before the students of Moordale High School return to our screens.
In a statement about the recommission, series creator Laurie Nunn said, “The reception to series 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.”
Here’s everything we know about season 2 so far…
Who’s in the cast?
Netflix has confirmed that most of the main cast of Moordale High School are reuniting for the next instalment of debauchery, with Asa Butterfield back as socially awkward Otis and Gillian Anderson as his sex-therapist mum and all-round fan favourite Jean.
Meanwhile Ncuti Gatwa returns as the loveable out and proud Eric, Emma Mackey as Maeve, Aimee-Lou Wood as popular girl Aimee, Kedar Williams-Stirling as popular jock Jackson, Patricia Allison as Otis’ current love interest Ola and Connor Swindells as school bully Adam.
Creator Laurie Nunn will also return as creator and executive producer, with Jamie Campbell set to executive produce.
What will happen?
There’s no word yet as to plot specifics, but in an interview with Thrillist, creator Laurie Nunn said: “It just feels like they could go anywhere.”
“I love the idea of getting different characters together – if not together in a relationship, just together in the space. Like, I never thought those two characters would have a conversation and there will be loads of opportunity for that.”
With eight new episodes in the making though, there’s a whole new world of relationship possibilities. What will become of Otis’ newfound romance with Ola? Could he finally get together with Maeve? And will hapless Eric finally find love?
When will it air?
According to the streaming platform, production on the season 2 is slated to begin this spring in the UK, but there’s no word yet on a release date.
Keep tabs on this page though, as we’ll be posting updates as we hear them.
Sex Education season one is streaming now on Netflix.