By Bianca Rodriguez published
Tired of missing all your favorites from Moordale Secondary? Don't panic. The coming-of-age Netflix show is coming back for its second season on January 17, 2020.
We all fell in love with the high school drama/comedy when it premiered on Netflix in early January of this year; Netflix estimated that over 40 million households watched the show within the first four weeks. So, in February, the show was given the green-light to start working on the second season, and filming started later that spring. I mean, look how cute they looked at the first reading of the new season!
ok it's official, Sex Education s2 filming has started. here's to more wanking and more heartwarming moments in equal measure. pic.twitter.com/0NBdJ57MzPMay 1, 2019
If you're late to the Sex Education train, here's what to know: The show follows 17-year-old Otis (played by Asa Butterfield) as he uses his knowledge he's learned from his sex therapist mother (played by Gillian Anderson) to good use. He becomes a counselor for his classmates for all things sex, not to mention all the other fun/terrifying aspects of puberty. The show has featured hot-button topics like abortion, slut-shaming, coming out, and revenge porn. It's also been highly praised for its LGBTQ+ representation and diverse cast of characters.
So grab your backpacks and freshen up your knowledge of British slang, for here's everything we know about season two of Sex Education.
The season two trailer is here, and it looks drama-filled.
The trailer reveals that Otis has left the clinic. He now wants to put all his focus on his new relationship with his new love interest, Ola Nyman, played by Patricia Allison, despite the small detail that his mother is dating Ola's father.
"It's a new term. No more clinic, no more drama. Maeve has moved on, and so have I," Otis says to his best friend Eric Effoing (Ncuti Gatwa.)
But of course, nothing is ever what it seems, and Otis is bombarded with requests for help due to the chlamydia outbreak at school, and it looks like everyone really needs his help. Despite the fact Otis claims the clinic is over, he and Maeve Wiley, played by Emma Mackey, seem to have to face the truth this season on their feelings for each other.
We see Maeve's jock ex-boyfriend Jackson Marchetti, played by Kedar Williams-Stirling, tell Otis, "Maeve broke up with me because she's in love with you."
The trailer seems to be Otis-centric, but creator Laurie Nunn told Digital Spy that this season might be a little more female-centric than the first."A lot of our female characters come to the foreground a little bit more in season two," she says. "It's subtle, but we lightly shift focus and spend a little bit more time with our girls and women, which is also really, really fun to watch."
We have some first images from Netflix.
Netflix knows what the people want, and the people want a first look at the new season. If your memory of what happened with Otis last season is a little foggy: We left off on him and Ola becoming a couple. This put a damper on the friendship between Otis and Maeve.
Fans of the show know that Otis is a bit of a late bloomer compared to his classmates sexual experiences, so season two will almost certainly feature Otis trying to figure out the physical aspect of his new relationship.
It'll be interesting to see what plays out when Otis and Ola discover that their parents are dating each other as well.
Maeve and the crew are also going through some major changes.
There's no reason to break a sweat—all your favorites are coming back this time around. Even Adam Groff, played by Connor Swindells, who at the end of last season was shipped off to a Navy faculty after discovering his feelings for Otis' best friend Eric Effoing, played by the wonderful Ncuti Gatwa.
As for Maeve and Aimee Gibs, played by Aimee Lou Wood, it looks like the duo have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Mackey talked about Maeve and Aimee focusing more on their friendship in the second season."Their friendship comes to the forefront and center stage because I think there's something really beautiful there. I love Maeve and Aimee's interactions," she said. "Aimee Lou Woods, the actor, is such a joy to be around, so all the scenes we did together were such a laugh. Anything you see onscreen was just us having fun. A focus on female friendships would be amazing."
Mackey also discussed what she would like out of Maeve in the second season. "To see Maeve just carrying on being independent and trying to figure sh*t out for herself and also being able to ask for help," she said.
Look out for the new kids at school.
Three new faces will be coming to your screen, and it looks like they'll definitely be shaking things up a bit.
we told you there was moor(dale). meet Rahim, Viv and Isaac 👋 pic.twitter.com/r6h4ZEvHeoNovember 18, 2019
Chinenye Ezeudu will play Viv, a super smart and talented student who seems to be able to ace everything but love. (Perhaps Otis will be able to give her advice on that?) Then there's Sami Outalbali, who will play Rahim, a new French student who will be getting some major attention at Moordale Secondary.
Lastly, Isaac is a student played by George Robinson, and he'll join the series as the new boy who moves into Maeve's caravan park. (I smell a possible love interest now that Otis is occupied, but I guess we'll have to watch to find out.)
What will become of our beloved students as they tackle the wonders of high school this season? Who will hook up? Will Adam and Eric ever see each other again? We have so many questions. Until they get answered with the new season, we'll be re-watching the first season in all of its hilarious but heartfelt glory.
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Bianca Rodriguez is the Commerce Editor/Writer at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, where she covers fashion, beauty, home, and more. She likes long walks through shopping malls, a good book, and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.
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