- Film & TV
- 16 Jan 20
Sex Education will return to Netflix with 8 brand new episodes tomorrow, 17 January. Today, we're getting a sneak peak of what will unfold this season with a new trailer.
Sex Education is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean. In season 1, Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley set-up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice.
In the new season, as a 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. Meanwhile, 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.
“It’s not American, but not quite British,” explained Director Ben Taylor, when he sat down with Hot Press' Ed Power last year. “High school drama is a genre I love. I was always frustrated that there wasn’t a good example of British school experience told with positivity and heart.
“It’s always a case of ‘fuck you, I can’t wait to graduate’,” said Taylor. “Even though John Hughes’ movies and the like are riddled with angst – I saw this as a good opportunity to do something different.”
And that it is. Suffice to say, this is the only series in recent memory that follows a clandestine teenage sex therapy ring.
In season two, Maeve and Aimee’s BFF relationship is stronger than ever since Aimee ditched ‘the Untouchables’. Otis's beloved friend Eric notices his new-found self-confidence attracting unfamiliar kinds of attention while Adam is at military school, still conflicted by his feelings for Eric. And Lily has hit pause on her sexual endeavours to focus on her creative talents and finds a new found friend in Ola.
Meanwhile, Jackson is forced to flex his mental rather than physical muscle and is still buckling under the pressure from his parents to succeed. Jean and Jakob’s relationship is discovered and they have to learn how to operate as a blended family. Jean forms an unlikely connection with Mrs. Groff and a friendship between the two women begins to form.
Don't just take our word for it – check out the trailer for Sex Education Season 2 below.
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