Sex Education season 2: Netflix UK sets January release date

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Netflix has revealed that season 2 will be streaming in the new year…

Netflix has confirmed that the second season of its breakout British comedy series, Sex Education, will be released on 17th January, 2020.

The show was created by Laurie Nunn and first debuted in January of this year. It stars Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, and Kedar Williams-Stirling, and over 40 million viewers watched the season 1 on the streaming service, so Netflix wasted no time in renewing it for season 2.

In the first season, socially awkward Otis (Butterfield) isn’t too interested in sex, as he’s become bored of hearing about it from his sex therapist mum (Anderson). But after he helps the school bully with some sexual anxiety, he decides to set up a sex advice business with his classmate, Maeve.

Deadline has a synopsis of season 2 for us:

“In the second season, Otis Milburn must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola, played by Patricia Allison, whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve, played by Emma Mackey.

“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.

“Elsewhere, Maeve and Aimee’s (Aimee Lou Wood) BFF relationship is stronger than ever since Aimee ditched ‘the Untouchables’. Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) notices his new-found self-confidence attracting unfamiliar kinds of attention. The relationship between Gillian Anderson’s Jean and Mikael Persbrandt’s Jakob is discovered and they have to learn how to operate as a blended family. Adam (Connor Swindells) is at military school, still conflicted by his feelings for Eric. Lily (Tanya Reynolds) has hit pause on her sexual endeavours to focus on her creative talents and finds a new found friend in Ola. Jackson (Kedar Willaims-Stirling) is forced to flex his mental rather than physical muscle and is still buckling under the pressure from his parents to succeed.”

Netflix previously unleashed a first look at season 2: