Given its immense popularity, it was unsurprising when Netflix revealed they had ordered a second season back in February, after some 40 million of us binged on it during the first four weeks of it debuting on the streaming service.
And now it’s been confirmed that season two is all but wrapped up, as a picture of the cast celebrating the completion of filming has been shared to Facebook.
Furthermore, Connor Swindells, who plays high school bully Adam Groff, also posted a picture on to his Instagram story with the caption: “How I’m feeling after the @sexeducation wrap party.”
Unsurprisingly, followers went mad for the snap and expressed their pleasure for the coming-of-age comedy’s comeback.
‘This was the first series I binged on when I signed up to Netflix and I’ve missed it sooooo a lot!’ wrote one, ‘Thank goodness the second season is almost here!’
Echoing a similar sentiment, one other added: ‘First season was brilliant can’t watch for subsequent one.’
For those that don’t know, the critically acclaimed series tells the story of the students of Moordale High School, specifically Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) who is an awkward teenager who struggles with the fact that his mum is a sex therapist.
With a premise like that it honestly writes itself, with countless hilariously awkward moments that are synonymous with growing up as an angst-filled teen. Trust me, I was one of them.
Speaking about the renewal, the show’s 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.”
Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content, Cindy Holland, added: “Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humor in Sex Education.
“Along with the Eleven team and executive producer and director Ben Taylor, she’s created a universally relatable series that has resonated with our members around the world.”
Speaking about what to expect from the upcoming series, Nunn told Thrillist: “Series one is very much Otis’s journey and I think it will be again. If we’re lucky enough to get a series two we will always come back to Otis. He’s a fantastic leading character.
“It just feels like they could go anywhere. I love the idea of getting different characters together – if not together in a relationship, just together in the space. Like, I never thought those two characters would have a conversation and there will be loads of opportunity for that.”
She went on to add: “I think that Adam is just desperate for connection. He’s so isolated and alone… The fact that he bullies people and in particular Eric is his way of looking for intimacy in the world.
“It will be interesting to see where that takes him now that he’s developed a new part of himself after episode eight. It’s very sad and it’s definitely a cliffhanger in terms of what might happen in the future between those two characters.”
There’s no official word yet, but it could be as early as 2020 given that filming is completed.
That would make it another show in a long line of great series set to hit the platform next year.
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that the main cast will all return for the second instalment which will include Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood and Kedar Williams-Stirling.
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