And now one of its stars could be in line for a BAFTA award and his story to fame is utterly inspirational...
Sex Education became one of Netflix's unlikely smash hits.The British comedy-drama, created by Laurie Nunn, took the world by storm when it hit our screens in 2018.
The show centers on Otis, the awkward, slightly nerdy son of a sex therapist.Otis decides to go into business with Maeve (an edgy girl who he has a massive crush on) and give out sex advice to the teenagers at their school.
The show has attracted praise for being funny, heartfelt, and inclusive.There’s no doubt that it has been a smash hit with viewers, with many eager to binge their way through the episodes.
Sex Education plays into the high school stereotypes we all know...The troublemaker, the jock, the nerds, the outcasts… But it does a great job of subverting those clichés and making its characters three-dimensional.
While it may contain its fair share of student stereotypes...The show tackles a range of hard-hitting and important issues including abortion, sexual assault, sexuality, and race.
Although there’s always been one thing that baffles viewers about the series…And it's always been in the back of our minds while we've been watching.
Many have described the show as a "bizarre mix of UK and US stuff."
From the ’80s clothes to the American high school with British kids – many people couldn’t get their heads around when and where the series is meant to take place.
Watching #SexEducation on Netflix and it's a bizarre mix of UK and US stuff. English accents, US landscape, English… https://t.co/xrMgLUiL6b— Deirdre O'Shaughnessy (@Deirdre O'Shaughnessy)1547218938.0
Luckily, there is an answer:
This makes so much sense now…
"The show’s British writer, Laurie Nunn, said she intended Sex Education to be an homage to the John Hughes high sc… https://t.co/GbJiHSoAhU— Sophia Moir (@Sophia Moir)1547485487.0
Anyway, given how much of a hit the first season was, Netflix quickly confirmed a second season - which premiered back in January.And it's safe to say that the show’s second offering was no disappointment.
And the "shocking" opening scene attracted a lot of attention.But would we expect anything less of Sex Education?
Fans raced through all 8 episodes of season 2...
The second season of the coming of age epic has raked in tons of praise from viewers.
Season 2 Episode 7 of Sex Education made me cry. I love women supporting women so fucking much https://t.co/vV5AkAkM8q— Ellekimberly (@Ellekimberly)1581173246.0
There were so many strong reactions.
Especially since there were many answered questions.
just finished SEX EDUCATION season 2 and I did not expect to be this emotionally wrecked https://t.co/UjnwyWkdNt— Juan. (@Juan.)1580887902.0
And after that epic cliffhanger (don't worry, this is a spoiler-free zone)...Viewers quickly declared their desperation for a third installment.
Our prayers were finally answered...
Netflix has confirmed that the show has been renewed for a third season!
sex education got a season 3 and i am losing my shit. can't fucking wait. https://t.co/KSXFspBOeR— Harvey (@Harvey)1581352782.0
The exciting news was originally announced on the Netflix YouTube channel.
"Alistair Petrie guides us through the Moordale High art exhibition, with a surprise revelation at the end. Sex Education Season 3 is coming," the video was captioned.
sex education has been renewed for season 3 y’all don’t mind me while i- https://t.co/EhRta2nViw— calm heed at tea (@calm heed at tea)1581352788.0
As the dust settles on season 2...It seems one of its stars could be in for a rather impressive accolade.
The BAFTA nominees have just been announced...
And Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric in the show, has been nominated in the "Male Performance in a Comedy Programme" category.
Huge congratulations to Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education), Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy), Josh O’Connor and Helena Bonham Cart… https://t.co/EVpBzmjuc9— Netflix UK & Ireland (@Netflix UK & Ireland)1591261012.0