Netflix is bringing back hit comedy series “Sex Education” starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield for a follow-up season after the debut season made critics and audiences plead for a renewal.
The streamer announced the season 2 renewal Friday, with production on the eight-episode season slated to begin this spring. The series is one of the most popular Netflix originals, tracking in more than 40 million members worldwide within the first four weeks of season one’s Jan. 11 release.
“Sex Education” follows 16-year-old Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), an inexperienced, socially awkward high-school student who lives with his sex-therapist mother (Anderson). Otis is a reluctant expert on sex and teams up with bad-girl Maeve (Emma Mackey) to set up an underground sex-therapy clinic for fellow students.
In addition to Anderson, Butterfield