Sex Education Season 2: Start Date, Cast, And What Will Happen When Netflix Hit Returns

27 November 2019, 15:39 | Updated: 27 November 2019, 15:41

The promotional shots for Sex Education series 2 have arrived
The promotional shots for Sex Education series 2 have arrived. Picture: Netflix/ Sex Education

Sex Education season two will return in 2020 and they've released promotional shots for the Netflix series and got us all kinds of excited.

Netflix series Sex Education was a huge hit with viewers when it dropped at the start of 2019, and they begun filming season two soon after it finished in response to the hugely successful reception of the teen drama.

Fans will now be thrilled to see there's a start date for series two, of 17 January 2020.

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Each character has been given a brand new portrait to promote the upcoming second series, and we can't think of anything funnier than the enormously awkward Otis Milburn struggling with an armful of aubergines.

Sex Education promo images feature some heavy innuendo
Sex Education promo images feature some heavy innuendo. Picture: Instagram @SexEducation

The news comes after pictures released in October showed Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey), and their schoolmates back together for more awkward teenage struggles, including a Chlamydia outbreak.

In teaser pictures from the show, we can see Aimee and Maeve sat down with a police officer in one shot, and Otis’ sex therapist mother looking very concerned as she holds a glass of wine to her face in another.

Adam has been sent to military school
Adam has been sent to military school. Picture: Netflix

When is Sex Education season two?

Season 2 of Sex Education returns 17 January
Season 2 of Sex Education returns 17 January. Picture: Netflix

Sex Education season two returns 17 January, 2020, with eight new episodes, meaning it's just one of many series we have to look forward to when the New Year gets underway.

Netflix announced the news with a tweet, which read: "Get in losers, the new term is starting."

The cast wrapped filming in September, eight months after series one dropped on the streaming platform

What will happen in the next series?

Otis' sex therapist mum was a huge hit in season one
Otis' sex therapist mum was a huge hit in season one. Picture: Netflix
Lily puts her sexual endeavours on hold in season two
Lily puts her sexual endeavours on hold in season two. Picture: Netflix

After Otis and Maeve formed their sex clinic for fellow students in season one, the need for a proper Sex Education is highlighted even more in season two after Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak.

There will also be some new kids to challenge the status quo.

Maeve and Aimee are closer than ever after Aimee ditched the popular crew ‘the Untouchables’ and Eric gets a new-found confidence.

Meanwhile, Eric’s former bully Adam is at military school and remains conflicted by his feelings for Otis’ best friend.

Lily, whose hilarious dance routine won her a legion of fans in season one, has put her sexual interests on hold and finds a new friend in Otis’ girlfriend Ola.

Otis’ mum Jean is also still seeing Jakob, meaning they must learn to operate as a blended family. She also finds a friendship with Mrs Groff, the headmaster’s wife.

New cast members

George Robinson as Isaac on Sex Education
George Robinson as Isaac on Sex Education. Picture: Netflix
Sami Outalbali plays Rahim
Sami Outalbali plays Rahim. Picture: Netflix
Chinenye Ezeudu plays Viv
Chinenye Ezeudu plays Viv. Picture: Netflix

The entire series one cast return for Sex Education season two, but there will be some new kids on the block; Sami Outalbali, George Robinson and Chinenye Ezeudu.

Chinenye Ezeudu plays Viv, a super intelligent, multi-talented academic student, who is unlucky in love, meaning plenty of Otis’ advice will no doubt be required.

Sami Outalbali plays Rahim, a head-turning french student joining the students at Moordale Secondary.

George Robinson joins as Isaac, who causes a serious stir when he moves into Maeve’s caravan park.

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