Netflix has announced the release date for the second season of Sex Education, and thankfully it’s just around the corner.
So, who’s excited to hear about some more weird and wonderfully awkward sexual encounters?! I know I am.
The second season of the British teen comedy-drama series started filming earlier this year, and Netflix recently treated us to a first look at the upcoming episodes, showing the show’s stars back in action.
Season one saw socially awkward Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his friend Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) set up a sex-advice clinic for struggling and confused teens at school, in order to capitalise on Otis’ unusual talent for giving out sex advice – a skill he’s managed to develop despite being entirely inexperienced himself.
The teen mimics his sex therapist mother Jean (Gillian Anderson), and manages to help his fellow students discover what they like in the bedroom, how to approach same-sex relationships and how to deal with the effects of three Viagra pills, among many, many other issues.
After helping out everyone else in the first season, Otis will have put his own advice to practise in season two as he attempts to master his newly-discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend, Ola (Patricia Allison).
The pair better move cautiously however, as season two sees Moordale Secondary school get caught in the throes of a chlamydia outbreak, which really highlights the need for better sex education at the school…
No doubt Otis and Jean will have some personal and invasive heart-to-hearts about the importance of safe sex and protecting against STIs as a result of the epidemic – God knows Jean’s all about being open and honest with her ever-horrified son, after all.
Sex Education is set to return to Netflix in January with eight brand new episodes, in which we’ll also see Otis navigate his now-strained friendship with Maeve while dealing with new kids who come to town, who are set to cause havoc and challenge the status quo.
While we’re yet to be blessed with a trailer for the new season, first look images show Otis and Eric exploring the woods, and Maeve and Aimee sitting opposite a police officer in the station, suggesting they’ve been getting up to no good.
Elsewhere, resident bully Adam is in military school and ‘alien girl’ Lily appears to have formed a new friendship with Ola. The scenes are certainly intriguing and it will be great to finally get some context around them!
Bring on the new year!
Sex Education is set to return to Netflix on January 17, 2020.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.