Netflix announces coming-of-age series Sex Education for 2019
Netflix has announced a new “coming-of-awkward” dramedy with Sex Education, set to debut globally on Netflix in 2019.
Meet Otis Thompson – a socially awkward high school virgin who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realises he may need some therapy of his own.
“We are delighted to bring Laurie Nunn’s brilliant creation to life with such a gifted team. Netflix is an exceptional partner and we are thrilled to go on this journey together,” said Jamie Campbell of Eleven.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Eleven team, creator Laurie Nunn, and executive producer and director Ben Taylor to bring Sex Education — a distinctive, fresh and witty examination of the universally awkward teenage experience — to our members around the world,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content, Netflix.
A Netflix original series, Sex Education is set to begin production in the U.K. in spring 2018. Sex Education is produced by Eleven, with executive producers Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson. Laurie Nunn is creator and writer. Ben Taylor (Catastrophe) will direct and executive produce.