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‘Sex Education’ renewed for season 2 at Netflix

The sex-positive Netflix series is coming back for another round.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Feb 5, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 7:57 pm CDT

Sex Education, the hit high-school dramedy starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield, has been renewed by Netflix.

The series quickly gained a fanbase after debuting on Netflix in January, offering an honest depiction of the sex lives and sexual identities of teenagers. Butterfield stars as Otis, a shy 16-year-old whose mother (Anderson) is a sex therapist. Otis teams up with fellow outcast Maeve (Emma Mackey) to apply his knowledge to their classmates’ problems, and make some money. The series also offers authentic friendships and looks deeper into the relationships between teenagers and their parents. It hit a sweet spot with teens and older viewers.

Sex Education season 2 was announced in February and is set to include eight episodes. Here’s what we know so far.

Sex Education season 2 plot

The plot for season 2 has not been revealed yet, but it will most likely continue the storylines of season 1, as the finale left a lot open to interpretation. Will Maeve and Otis get together? What will happen with Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam (Connor Swindells)? Creator Laurie Nunn told Thrillist that Otis will again be the main character in season 2.

Sex Education season 2 cast

The main cast is set to return for season 2, according to Variety.

In addition to Anderson, Butterfield, and Mackey, Sex Education stars Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds, Patricia Allison and Alistair Petrie, who are set to reprise their roles.

  • Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn
  • Gillian Anderson as Jean Milburn
  • Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley
  • Alistair Petrie as Mr. Groff
  • Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee Gibbs
  • Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effoing
  • Connor Swindells as Adam Groff
  • Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson Marchetti
  • Tanya Reynolds as Lily Iglehart
  • Patricia Allison as Ola Nyman


Sex Education season 2 release date

Netflix announced that season 2 will debut on Jan. 17, 2020.

Sex Education season 2 trailer

Netflix announced the renewal on Feb. 1 and released a teaser. There is no trailer for Sex Education season 2 yet, but we will update when there is.

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*First Published: Feb 5, 2019, 6:00 am CST