Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson have been cast in “coming-of-awkward-age dramedy” Sex Education which comes to Netflix next year.
Meet Otis Milburn (Butterfield) – a socially awkward high school virgin who lives with his mother, a sex therapist (Anderson). 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.
Sex Education will also star: 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.