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Everything We Know About 'Sex Education' Season 2

Everything We Know About 'Sex Education' Season 2

*This article contains spoilers for Sex Education Season 1*

Sex Education received rave reviews when it arrived on screens earlier this year - unsurprising given that it is equal parts witty, sweet and hilariously cringeworthy.

And the good news is that the British teen comedy drama is returning to Netflix for a second season in 2020 - and filming has already begun.

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So what can we expect from the next instalment? Will socially awkward student Otis manage to fix his issues in the bedroom? Will him and Maeve ever be a thing? And will Jean and Jakob continue to get it on?

We have so many questions, so it's lucky 40 million people tuned into the show last time and there's a huge demand for a second season.

What happened in Sex Education Season 1?

In Season 1, we saw bad girl Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) convincing geeky Otis Milburn to dish out sex therapy for cash - which is pretty ironic given that he feels repulsed by sex, after catching his dad cheating on his mum as a youngster.

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Jean, played by Gillian Anderson will return in Season 2 (Credit: Netflix)
Jean, played by Gillian Anderson will return in Season 2 (Credit: Netflix)

The unlikely pair, Otis and Maeve, formed secret romantic feelings for each other, but the stars never seemed to align and they both ended up dating other people.

Meanwhile, Otis was trying to deal with his sex therapist mum Jean Milburn who was constantly trying to poke her nose in and dish out unwanted therapy.

But it wasn't just Otis who was having a tough time, because his best friend Eric Effoing - who is openly gay and dresses unapologetically flamboyantly - faced homophobia and was beaten up on his birthday by a random group. He was bullied at school too, by the unruly headteacher's son, Adam Groff.

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In a sweet twist, it turned out Adam was trying to deal with homosexual feelings himself and the pair ended up hooking up.

In Season 1, Adam bullies Eric for being gay but ends up hooking up with him (Credit: Netflix)
In Season 1, Adam bullies Eric for being gay but ends up hooking up with him (Credit: Netflix)

Will all the key cast members return for Sex Education Season 2?

Netflix has confirmed all major cast remembers will return, which includes: Asa Butterfield as Otis, Gillian Anderson as Jean, Ncuti Gatwa as Eric, Emma Mackey as Maeve, Connor Swindells as Adam and Aimee-Lou Wood as Aimee.

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Also returning are Alistair Petrie as Mr Groff, Simone Ashley as Olivia, Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson, Mimi Keene as Ruby, Chaneil Kular as Anwar, Tanya Reynolds as Lily and Patricia Allison as Ola.

What plot details do we know about Sex Education Season 2?

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Even before the new season was confirmed, writer Laurie Nunn knew the second instalment would focus on Otis's journey, just like in the first season.

She told Thrillist: "He's a fantastic leading character."

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But now the news is very much official, Netflix has recently teased details of what is set to happen.

Lily and Ola will both feature in Season 2. (Credit: Netflix)
Lily and Ola will both feature in Season 2. (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix said: "Late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola, whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve."

The streaming giant added: "Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school, and new kids come to town who will challenge the status quo."

The new series will also see Maeve and Aimee's relationship grow stronger than ever now she's finally ditched the "Untouchables" for good. Good riddance we say - those girls were toxic.

Plus, Lily is set to hit pause on her sexual endeavours to focus on her creative talents, and she'll find a new friend in Ola in the process.

In Season 2, Jackson is still facing a great deal of pressure from his parents to succeed, too - and not just in the world of sports.

Aimee and Maeve are set to become even closer friends in Season 2 now that Aimee has ditched awful friends 'The Untouchables'. (Credit: Netflix)
Aimee and Maeve are set to become even closer friends in Season 2 now that Aimee has ditched awful friends 'The Untouchables'. (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix also teased: "Jean and Jakob's relationship is discovered - and they have to learn how to operate as a blended family".

But in the best news of all, Eric starts to notice his newfound self-confidence is attracting unfamiliar kinds of attention.

We are hopeful Eric finally gets the love he deserves, even if it isn't found with Adam who has been shipped off to military school.

Sounds seriously juicy. And one thing we're seriously expecting is a whole load more LOLs and some painfully awkward sex scenes.

When Asa opened up to Digital Spy about it, he said that final scene where he masturbates was pretty awkward to film.

We're hoping Maeve and Otis become a couple. (Credit: Netflix)
We're hoping Maeve and Otis become a couple. (Credit: Netflix)

He said: "It's weird because it's a very personal thing, and it's strange to re-enact that with a whole crew around you, and people with monitors, watching it,."

"The first couple of times are awkward, and it's like, 'I can't believe that I'm doing this'. But after a while, it does become run of the mill."

When will Sex Education Season 2 land on Netflix?

Unfortunately, there is no official return date for the show just yet, but filming is well underway, so we're keeping everything crossed for its return early in 2020. That's mere months away guys.

We are really rooting for Maeve and Otis to get together, we think Maeve needs to be given a break, so please writers, make it happen.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Sex Education, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life magazines before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. Contact Tyla: [email protected]