“Sex/Life” Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix
Billie Connelly’s sexual reawakening has only just begun. “Sex/Life” has been renewed for a second season by Netflix. The debut season of the steamy drama “was watched by 67 million households in its first four weeks,” per a press release from the streamer.
Created by “UnREAL” alumna Stacy Rukeyser, “Sex/Life” is described as “the story of a love triangle between a woman, her husband, and her past.” Sarah Shahi (“Person of Interest”) stars as Billie, a stay-at-home wife and mother living in the suburbs. “Before she married loving and reliable Cooper (Mike Vogel) and moved to Connecticut, Billie was a free-spirited wild child living in New York City with her best friend Sasha (Margaret Odette), working hard and playing even harder. Exhausted from taking care of her two young kids and feeling nostalgic for her past, Billie starts journaling and fantasizing about her passionate exploits with sexy ex-boyfriend Brad (Adam Demos), the big heartbreak she never got over. But the more Billie remembers, the more she wonders how she got here — and then her husband finds her journal. Will the truth about Billie’s past start a sexual revolution in her marriage, or lead her down a path back to the life she thought she left behind with the man who broke her heart?” Netflix teases.
“’Sex/Life’ is a dream come true. 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,” said Rukeyser, who also serves as showrunner. “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.”
Asked if the success of “Sex/Life” shows that “sex is still such a taboo subject in our society,” Shahi told Glamour UK, “The success of the show and why people have really gravitated towards it is because it takes a real raw look at sexuality. We’re making a show about this woman who is in the midst of an identity crisis. She’s a fantastic mother and she’s got a great life, but there’s something missing. There’s something that’s just not enough and I think it’s a common thing that a lot of people can relate to,” she emphasized. “Women like oral and women like to be fondled, and this is what it is. This is what we expect of our partners, this is what we want.”