Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield to Star in Sex Education

news image

Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Hugo) leads the cast as Otis in SEX EDUCATION, a charming coming-of-awkward-age dramedy, debuting globally on Netflix in 2019. 

Asa will star alongside award winning actress, Gillian Anderson (THE X-FILES, THE FALL), who will play Otis’s mother, Jean, an unashamed sex therapist.

Meet Otis – 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 realises 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. 

Co-stars include: Emma Mackey as Maeve, Ncuti Gatwa as Otis’s best friend Eric, Connor Swindells as class bully Adam, and Kedar Williams-Stirling as head boy and all round heartthrob Jackson. 

SEX EDUCATION is an eight-part Netflix original series created and written by Laurie Nunn and directed by Ben Taylor (CATASTROPHE). The series is produced by UK-based production company Eleven, run by creative directors Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell and MD Dan Cheesbrough. 

Filming for SEX EDUCATION is now underway in the UK.