Netflix hit Sex Education will return for a second series, it has been announced.
The show, starring Gillian Anderson as a sex therapist and Asa Butterfield as her son who starts his own sex advice clinic at school, will return for a further eight episodes, with production resuming in the UK in the spring.
Netflix, which is famously secretive about viewing figures, has touted the success of the series saying it is on course to be watched by 40 million households within the first four weeks of streaming.
Anderson, Butterfield and co-stars Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds and Patricia Allison are all set to reprise their roles for the next instalment, while Laurie Nunn will return as creator and executive producer.
Nunn said, “The reception to series one has been so exciting. Seeing how people across the world have connected to characters that began as ideas in my head is incredible.
“I’m hugely grateful to every person that has taken the time to watch the series, and I can’t wait to continue this amazing journey.”
Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, added: “Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humour in Sex Education.”
“Along with the (production company) Eleven team and executive producer and director Ben Taylor, she’s created a universally relatable series that has resonated with our members around the world.”