A NEW Netflix series is coming to a TV screen near you, featuring an iconic Newport building.

Comedy drama Sex Education, a new show by Eleven Films, filmed scenes at the University of South Wales’ (USW) former Caerleon Campus.


(Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson have roles in Sex Education. Picture: Sam Taylor/Netflix)

Sex Education follows the story of teen virgin, Otis Milburn, who lives with his sex therapist mother, making him a ‘reluctant expert’ on the topic. When the beans are spilled at school, Otis realises he can gain status with his previously unused knowledge.

(Trailer for Sex Education 2019. Video: Netflix)

Joined with smart and edgy, Maeve, Otis sets up an underground sex therapy clinic, but soon he realises he may need some therapy of his own.


(Ncuti Gatwa and Asa Butterfield in a hall on the former Caerleon campus. Picture: Sam Taylor/Netflix)

Director in Production & Performance at USW, Tom Ware, said: “Last year, USW’s Faculty of Creative Industries worked extensively with Eleven Films to provide paid work experience opportunities for students across the University on Sex Education, at various times in various roles.”

USW students helped in many ways, with some even working as extras on the new show, and two graduates even getting long term jobs as a result of the series.

“For the students who worked on the series it was genuinely a life-changing experience,” added Mr Ware.

“And for USW, it was fantastic to be associated with a top-quality production company and to have direct experience of working with one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative broadcasters.

“Should future series be commissioned, we are hoping to build on our links with the production next year to provide a bigger and better experience for our students.”


(Picture: University of South Wales)

Sex Education airs on Netflix this Friday, January 11.

Watch the trailer for series one of Sex Education.