Netflix has given the green light to a second season of Sex/Life, the steamy drama series led by Sarah Shahi.
The streaming giant is understandably keen to draw the numbers that tuned in to see Billie’s fantasy-charged trip down memory lane. Netflix says that a whopping 67 million households watched the first season in its first four weeks, following its arrival on 25 June 2021. That makes it, currently, the third most-watched series behind period drama Bridgerton and Henry Cavill fantasy The Witcher. While it’s important to note that Netflix’s subscription numbers are constantly growing and thus shows are able to land on increasingly larger audiences, that’s nevertheless quite an impressive result.
The series regulars are poised to return for season 2, including Shahi as Billie, Mike Vogel as Cooper, Adam Demos as Brad Simon, and Margaret Odette as Sasha.
“Sex/Life is a dream come true,” said Sex/Life showrunner/creator/executive producer/writer Stacy Rukeyser. “To create a show about empowered female sexuality that has entranced so many millions of viewers is not only immensely fun but also incredibly gratifying. When I think about all the women who have reached out from all over the world to say that the show speaks to them in a deeply personal way, I am so inspired. I’m thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to continue telling this story for Billie, and for all of us.”
“Thank you to those who got us here,” Shahi posted on Instagram, sharing a promo that includes the number of people that watched THAT shower moment in episode 3, which gave audiences a look at Brad’s… lower region. 20 million had a peak.
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The series is inspired by the book 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton and tells of an exhausted stay-at-home wife and mother who starts journaling and fantasising about her free-spirited past – in particular, her passionate exploits with a sexy ex-boyfriend. Things get complicated when her husband finds her journal.
Production on Sex/Life season 2 will take place once again in Toronto, Canada.