Gillian Anderson's Sex Education Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

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Gillian Anderson may have left The X-Files behind, but she's following up her iconic role in that series by making the move to Netflix. 

The actress is attached to star in Netflix's Sex Education which will revolve around a postmodern take on young adult life.

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"Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject," reads the official logline.

Related: The X-Files: Gillian Anderson Quits!

"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."

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"Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes he may need some therapy of his own."

Asa Butterfield will take on the role of Otis Milburn, while Anderson will play his mother, Jean. 

The network has also unveiled some first look photos which shows the mother and son on the sofa, and we think it's fair to say their chat is not going too well. 

Spanning eight one-hour episodes, the series will bow on Netflix on Friday, January 11, 2019. 

That means fans do not have long to wait!

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It certainly seems like an interesting concept for a series. 

Anderson is coming off an eleven-season stint on Fox's The X-Files. She confirmed her decision to quit the sci-fi drama in January. 

The reason she gave for the departure was that there were a lot of other things she wanted to do in her life and career. 

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Fox has not officially canceled the series, but there's a chance the network could hold out for more episodes down the line with Anderson opposite David Duchovny. 

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