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Gillian Anderson to Play 'Uninhibited' Therapist in Netflix's Sex Education

17 May 2018

Announcing earlier this year that she's "done" with The X-Files (which has not found a new slot on United States network Fox's schedule for the coming TV season), Gillian Anderson is available to work on other films and series, and has now joined a new coming-of-age comedy drama called Sex Education. It comes from the British production company Eleven Film.

It will follow the story of Otis Milburn (Butterfield) - a socially awkward high school virgin who lives with his mother, a sex therapist (Anderson).

Realising he can use this specialist knowledge to his advantage at school, Otis teams up with bad-girl Maeve to setup an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with fellow students' problems, only to realise he might have some issues himself.

The coming-of-awkward-age dramedy was created by newcomer Laurie Nunn. It will be exec produced by Eleven Film co-founders Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson and will be directed by Catastrophe's Ben Taylor.

It 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. The series is produced in the United Kingdom for a 2019 launch.

Gillian Anderson to Play 'Uninhibited' Therapist in Netflix's Sex Education