Netflix 'Sex Education': cast, release date, plot, trailer and everything we know

9 January 2019, 17:21

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Netflix is bringing a brand new show, 'Sex Education', to their streaming service and we have all the tea.

If you lived for Everything Sucks! and Skins (RIP Freddie) back in the day then prepare yourself for another teen series you're about to become completely obsessed with. Netflix is giving the people what they want with brand new series, Sex Education. Created Laurie Nunn and brimming with stars, we're expecting big things from this British comedy-drama.

Here's everything we know about the show.

Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson in Sex Education
Here's everything we know. Picture: Netflix

What's Sex Education about?

Teenage virgin Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) lives with his sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson) and becomes a bit of an expert on the subject, even though he finds his mother's unsolicited advice incredibly awkward.

But Otis soon realises that he can use his expertise to climb his way up the social ranks at school, so he teams up with bad girl Maeve (Emma Mackey) to set up their own underground sex therapy clinic to help his classmates with all their weird and wonderful problems.

However, through coaching the students at his school with their own problems he learns he might need some assistance with his own.

Is there a Sex Education trailer?

Of course! The official trailer dropped on January 2. Kicking off with the line, "I've noticed you're pretending to masturbate and I wondered if you want to talk about it," we can only imagine this series won't be censoring anything.

Who is on the Sex Education cast?

Sex Education's Asa Butterfield
Asa Butterfield plays teenager Otis. Picture: Netflix

Leading the cast of Sex Education is Asa Butterfield, who plays Otis, the 16-year-old only child of a sex therapist. Although just 22, Asa has starred in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.

Legendary X-Files actress Gillian Anderson plays his mother, Jean Milburn, the eccentric sex therapist. His best friend Eric is played by Ncuti Gatwa and bad girl Maeve is played by Emma Mackey.

You can see the full 'Sex Education' cast list here, and lurk on the 'Sex Education' cast's social media accounts here too.

When will Sex Education be released on Netflix?

Sex Education will drop on Netflix on January 11.

How many episodes are in Sex Education?

Emma Mackey and Asa Butterfield in 'Sex Education'.
Emma Mackey and Asa Butterfield in 'Sex Education'. Picture: Netflix

Sex Education will have eight half-hour episodes. You can binge-watch every episode in one go from Friday – say goodbye to your weekend.

Will there be a second series of Sex Education?

It's unclear if Netflix is planning a will be a second series of Sex Education just yet but providing it gets renewed, and drops around the same time, we could get another season by January 2020.