Otis Milburn has an announcement, and you DEFINITELY want to hear it.
The critically-acclaimed and fan favourite Netflix series Sex Education has won the heart of every single viewer, for it's hilarious script, lovable (complex) characters and important themes.
The iconic show touches on everything from sex, consent, homosexuality, prejudice, mental health, gender identity, abortion rights and racism. Somehow, they also made it funny, with beautiful acting. HOW?
That's right lads, Sex Education is coming BACK for a second season, after leaving us on a major cliffhanger at the end of season one.
The students at Moordale High School garnered a massive social media following (those quotable memes?), and it's estimated that over 40 million households watched the title within one month.
The fan demand for season two was predictably high, and Netflix has confirmed that the series has been renewed for another eight episodes of the heartfelt, funny and honest show. We STAN.
Season two is slated to start production this spring in England, with Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds, Patricia Allison and Alistair Petrie all reprising their unreal roles.
Fans are pretty darn excited, as we guessed. Twitter has had a slight meltdown as the thought of more open conversations about sex, which is SO needed in today's society.
SEASON 2 OF SEX EDUCATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED LIFE IS CUSTOM MADE FOR ME SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THESE pic.twitter.com/jJFmCs7u3h
— (@amensoxypills) February 1, 2019
Creator of the show Laurie Nunn will return alongside executive producer Jamie Campbell. The first season achieved popular acclaim for it's poignant treatment of relationships and identity, we're OBSESSED with Otis' sex therapist mum.
Gillian Anderson is a certified boss.
yes hello just want to say that Sex Education is terrific and i immediately need 5 more seasons of gillian anderson and this robe. thank you for your time pic.twitter.com/hqsi1pGnue
— (@delia_p) January 29, 2019
We love the intersectional appeal of the show. I mean, a jock reading Virginia Woolf, and liking it? That's some revolutionary sh*t right there.
Multidimensional characters in a teen show can be hard to come by, but this cast has delivered it with heart.
Series creator Laurie Nunn said,
“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. 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.”
Thank you, Laurie, for giving us Emma Mackey's character: the badass Maeve Wiley. We need her so badly in our lives.
We can't wait to see what's in store for season two.
At the end of season one, Otis was smooching his new gal Ola, much to Maeve's heartbreak. Will Maeve return to school? And what about Adam and Eric's burgeoning romance? We can't deal.
Bring on 2019, God exists and she has delivered us this gift.