Sex Education season 2: Netflix orders more of sex ed comedy

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Netflix has officially ordered a Sex Education season 2.

The show, which first debuted on the streaming service in January, features Asa Butterfield as British teenager Otis whose mother, played by X Files star Gillian Anderson, is a sex therapist.

Using what he’s learnt from his mother, Otis sets up a sex therapy clinic at his high school to help his fellow students with their sexual concerns.

Sex Education season 2: Show to film in spring 2019

Viewers and critics praised the show for its commitment to LGBT+ representation, through its portrayal of queer character including Eric, played by Ncuti Gatwa.

Netflix confirmed on Friday (February 1) that the show would be returning for a second season.

Sex Education season 2: Ncuti Gatwa in Sex Education

Sex Education season 2 will start filming in spring. Ncuti Gatwa in Sex Education (Sam Taylor/Netflix)

Production on Sex Education season 2 is set to begin “this spring,” with creator Laurie Nunn and the cast returning.

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.”

Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, said: “Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humor in Sex Education.

“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.”

Netflix praised the show for opening up “poignant cultural conversations around sexuality, relationships and identity,” and revealed there were an “estimated over 40 million households watching the title within the first four weeks.”

Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa: It’s important to represent the experience of black, gay teenagers

Speaking to PinkNews in January, Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa praised the show’s portrayal of black, gay experiences.

“It’s very important to see a black gay teen represented,” Gatwa told PinkNews, discussing his character.

“I think there’s quite a narrow representation of gay people on TV and I think that we need to push that.

“And I think that we need to allow for a lot more stories to be told.”

He added: “The black gay experience isn’t one that is often told. And that community is struggling to find its feet because being a minority within a minority is an extremely difficult thing.”