A Netflix series was just picked up for a second season after the streaming service reported a huge viewer turnout for the show. The pickup for “Sex Education” comes after Netflix released an estimate of more than 40 million households who watched the show within its first four weeks on the service.
“Following high fan demand for a second season, Netflix announced that the series has been renewed for 8 new episodes of the frank, heartfelt, honest and hilariously awkward series,” Netflix said in today’s announcement. Season two will go into production this spring in the UK, with Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds, Patricia Allison and Alistair Petrie set to reprise their roles.
Creator Laurie Nunn will return as creator and executive producer with Jamie Campbell set to executive produce alongside Nunn. Eleven will continue as the production company for the second season of the breakout series.