Sex Education Season 2: Cast, Release date, Plot and everything we know so far

Season one spoilers ahead!

Dropping onto Netflix in early January, Brit comedy Sex Education already has fans demanding a second season. The show follows awkward teenager Otis (Asa Butterfield), who discovers he has a talent for solving his classmates’ sexual problems. Capitalising on his newly realised skill set, him and school bad girl Maeve (Emma Mackey) set up an underground sex clinic to help their peers and earn a bit of cash. Sex positive and heartwarming, Sex Education sensitively tackles storylines like abortion, revenge porn and coming out, resulting in an intelligent – and laugh-out-loud – comedy.

Although a second season hasn’t yet been confirmed, fans are hopeful that Otis and the gang will return. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Will there be a second season of Sex Education on Netflix?

Currently unconfirmed, but given the positive reaction to the show it’s looking likely. Speaking to The Thrillist, showrunner Laurie Nunn explained that they’ll find out whether the series is renewed over the next few months; but they have somewhat started working on it: “We have started working on [a second season], but we will not find out obviously whether we will get another series for another couple of months. It’s all up in the air. We definitely started thinking about it. So we have some ideas which is exciting.”

When will a second season of Sex Education be released?

Again, unconfirmed, but Netflix’s original shows often follow a similar release schedule. Looking at shows like Glow and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt there is usually  around 12 months between seasons, so we could expect a second season of Sex Education in early 2020.

Are there any trailers for season two of Sex Education?

Not yet.

Which cast members will return for season two of Sex Education?

Speaking to The Thrillist show runner Laurie Nunn has said that if they did get a second season the show would once again centre around Otis: “if we’re lucky enough to get a series two we will always come back to Otis”.

We can expect to see the return of Gillian Anderson as his mother, sex therapist Dr Jean Milburn, and it’d be likely that we’d see Ncuti Gatwa return as Otis’s best pal Eric Effiong, and Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley. Connor Swindells’ return as Adam Groff is more uncertain, given the season finale saw him being sent to a military school.

What will happen in the next season?

We’d expect the next season to pick up from where the last season left off. The means we’d see more of Otis and Ola’s (Patricia Allison) blossoming relationship, and what happens to Adam who after revealing his attraction to Eric, was shipped off to military school by his parents. Given the premise of the show, we’d also expect to see much more of Otis and Maeve’s underground sex clinic.

Although the series is yet to be renewed, the cast do have some ideas for what they’d like from a second season. Speaking to Teen Vogue Emma Mackey who plays Maeve Wiley expressed interest in Maeve and her best pal Aimee sharing more time together: “I hope if there is a Season 2 that Maeve and Aimee have a lot more time together, that their friendship comes to the forefront and center stage because I think there’s something really beautiful there… A focus on female friendships would be amazing.”

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