The show's British writer, Laurie Nunn, said she intended Sex Education to be an homage to the John Hughes high school films of the 1980s, such as The Breakfast Club (1985) and Pretty in Pink (1986).
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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.
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Connor Swindells and Aimee Lou Wood are dating in real life.
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As a result of the #MeToo movement in which HBO took charge in 2018 by hiring intimacy coordinators for their productions, Netflix hired an intimacy coordinator, Ita O'Brien, to ensure that actors felt comfortable and safe while intimate scenes were rehearsed and later filmed.
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Ezra Furman's music is listened throughout out the whole first season. In fact, Ezra Furman actually appears on episode 7 as the singer in the School dance.
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Filmed in Newport, South Wales.
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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.
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The school used in the filming of this is the old Caerleon University in South Wales .
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Eric references Otis playing Super Smash Bros and on another occasion Otis asks if Eric would like to go and play it. In real life Asa is a fan of the game series and plays competitively.
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The streamer announced the season 2 renewal, with production on the eight-episode season slated to begin in 2019 spring in the U.K.
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Although the show takes place in an English 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.
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Charlie Bartlett (2007) has very similar plot. Both protagonists is an outsider and both help high school student's with therapy from a public toilet.
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In episode 4, the poster hanging on the wall in the bedroom is for "All Good Things" a rock band from California.
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