Sex Education, without a doubt, is one of the best Netflix original series ever made. So, whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious about the show, join us as we unravel the secrets and trivia of Netflix’s Sex Education. Here is a list of 24 interesting Sex Education facts.
1. "Sex Education" is a British comedy-drama created by Laurie Nunn.
2. The show made its debut on Netflix on January 11, 2019.
3. It is set in a fictional British town called Moordale.
4. The main character, Otis Milburn, is portrayed by Asa Butterfield.
5. The show follows Otis, who, despite being a virgin, sets up a sex advice business at his school.
6. Otis's mother, Jean Milburn, is a sex therapist played by Gillian Anderson.
7. The series tackles various topics related to sex, relationships, and sexual orientation.
8. It explores themes such as consent, sexual identity, and body positivity.
9. The show received critical acclaim for its authentic portrayal of teenage sexuality.
10. It has been praised for its inclusive and diverse cast, representing different ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
11. "Sex Education" has gained a dedicated fanbase for its relatable characters and humorous yet honest approach to sex education.
12. The show has been praised for breaking down taboos surrounding sexual health and promoting open conversations.
13. Season 1 of "Sex Education" consists of eight episodes.
14. It was renewed for a second season, which premiered on January 17, 2020.
15. Season 2 features new character additions and deeper exploration of existing characters' storylines.
16. The show's soundtrack includes a mix of classic and contemporary songs, enhancing the overall viewing experience.
17. The fictional school, Moordale Secondary School, was filmed at various locations in Wales, United Kingdom.
18. In addition to its comedic elements, "Sex Education" also addresses serious issues like bullying and emotional struggles.
19. The series has been applauded for promoting sex positivity and encouraging healthy relationships.
20. "Sex Education" has been nominated for several awards, including the British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Series.
21. The series said goodbye to the screens with its 4th and finale season, which was released September 21, 2023.
22. Across all episodes the vehicles and TV sets used in the production are all late 20th century (1970-1990) models rather than contemporary 21st century ones. This has been done deliberately as it adds to the slightly unreal context of the show.
23. Filming for the series took place along the River Wye in England and Wales, including locations in Llandogo and Tintern, Monmouthshire. The scenes set at Moordale Secondary School were filmed at the former Campus of the University of South Wales at Caerleon.
24. Although the show takes place in a British school named Moordale Secondary, it has an American high school environment with lockers, Letterman jackets, a rugby ball being carried around (mimicking an American football) the hallways and no school uniforms. The creators did this intentionally to make the show more accessible to international audiences (mainly American) and a homage to the John Hughes films that inspired the show.