Sex Education is about Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother, Jean.
In season 1 Otis (Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game, Hugo) and his friend Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey – The Winter Lake, Eiffel, Death on the Nile) set-up a sex clinic at school to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice. In season 2, as a late bloomer, Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola (Patricia Allison – Les Miserables, Moving On) 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.
Maeve and Aimee’s (Aimee-Lou Wood – Louis Wane) BFF relationship is stronger than ever since Aimee ditched ‘the Untouchables’. Eric (Ncuti Gatwa – Stonemouth, The Last Letter From My Lover) notices his new-found self-confidence attracting unfamiliar kinds of attention. Adam (Connor Swindells – The Vanishing, VS) is at military school, still conflicted by his feelings for Eric. Lily (Tanya Reynolds) has hit pause on her sexual endeavours to focus on her creative talents and finds a newfound friend in Ola. Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling – Will, Roots, Wolfblood) 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 (Gillian Anderson – The Crown, The Fall) forms an unlikely connection with Mrs. Groff and a friendship between the two women begins to form.
The series is written and created by Laurie Nunn and produced by Eleven. Season 2 is directed by Ben Taylor, Alice Seabright, and Sophie Goodhart. Jamie Campbell, Laurie Nunn, and Ben Taylor are also Executive Producers on the series.