Netflix’s darling British comedy-drama series Sex Education is coming back for a second season, the streaming service announced on Friday. The decision comes to little surprise as the nostalgia-heavy series, starring Gillian Anderson as sex therapist Dr. Jean Milburn and Asa Butterfield as her awkward, virginal son Otis, quickly won over viewers after its release last month thanks to a diverse, wholly relatable cast of characters and earnest conversations about sex.
Not to mention, the first season left off on a bit of a cliffhanger with the fate of Maeve hanging in the balance, who faces expulsion for taking the blame for her and Otis’ sex clinic, which was believed by the villainous school headmaster to be a drug ring. The finale also saw Maeve rushing off to confess her love to Otis only to find him kissing Ola (and finally able to masturbate) with Adam is shipped off to military school right after initiating a fledgling relationship with Eric. So clearly, the characters have more story to be told.
Series creator Laurie Nunn expressed her delight in a statement about the news. “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,” she said. “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.”
Anderson also shared the good news on Twitter:
Netflix has ordered eight additional episodes and production will start in the spring, likely for a late 2019 or early 2020 release.