Sex Education is a Netflix comedy-drama starring Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, and Emma Mackey. The show follows Otis Milburn, an awkward teenage virgin who channels the knowledge of his sex therapist mother to counsel his peers at school, with his classmate Maeve Wiley.
Sex Education was seen by an audience of more than 40 million in the first month after its release in 2019; and has won two BAFTAs (Aimee Lou Wood and Ncuti Gatwa).
The series was created by Laurie Nunn. It is directed by Ben Taylor; and by Kate Herron, Sophie Goodhart, Alice Seabright, and Runyararo Mapfumo.
Series 3 premiered on September 17th.
‘The best portrayal of sex, and teenagers, out there – the sharpest, smartest – dare I say wokest? – comedy I’ve seen in years… This is real character-driven, excellently scripted, show-don’t-tell writing.’ GQ
‘Pretty close to perfect – flat-out terrific television.’ Vogue
‘A near masterpiece.’ Telegraph
‘A glorious, heartfelt, eye-wateringly funny creation. Immaculately, densely written, glorious. And it’s funny. Endlessly and seemingly effortlessly funny, in a naturalistic way [that] catches you almost unawares and makes you bark with laughter. And then it can pivot smoothly and suddenly into moments that give you a lump in the throat and have you staring at the ceiling trying not to let your tears fall because crying would surely be ridiculous.’ The Guardian