The first season of Sex/Life came to a close with Billie (Sarah Shahi) making a choice between her fiancé Richard (Mike Doyle) and her former fling Lucas ( Adam Rothenberg). But what does that mean for Season 2? Here’s everything we know so far.
The Long-Awaited Return of Sex/Life
Blog Introduction: It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Bill Hayes and Palek on our screens. After the first season of Sex/Life dropped on Hulu in 2020, fans have been clamoring for more. And it looks like they’ll finally get their wish—Hulu has announced that Sex/Life season 2 will drop sometime in early 2023.
What to Expect in Season 2
While we don’t know too much about what’s in store for us in season 2, we do know that it will picks up moments after the events of season 1. If you need a refresher, season 1 ended with Bill (played by Mike O’Brien) deciding to stay with his wife Jen (played by Caitlin FitzGerald) and their young daughter. But things are going to be different this time around, as Bill and Jen have decided to open up their marriage and explore other relationships.
Of course, Bill and Jen aren’t the only ones whose lives will be changed by this decision. Palek (played by Siddharth Dhananjay), Bill’s best friend and business partner, is also exploring polyamory for the first time. And as always, there will be plenty of sex—good, bad, funny, and everything in between.
So mark your calendars for early 2023—that’s when we’ll finally get to see what happens next in the lives of our favorite TV characters. In the meantime, you can always rewatch season 1 (or watch it for the first time) to prepare yourself for the wild ride that is sure to come in season 2.
Shahi, Vogel, Demos, and Odette Get steamy in Sex/Life Season 2
The highly anticipated season 2 of Sex/Life is almost here, and we finally have some details about the new season! Joining the cast this season are Craig Bierko (UnREAL) as Mick, Cleo Anthony (She’s Gotta Have It) as Kam, Darius Homayoun (Tehran) as Majid, Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black) as Spencer, and Wallis Day (Batwoman) as Gigi. In addition to the new cast members, we’ll also see some familiar faces, as Jonathan Sadowski (Young & Hungry) and Li Jun Li (Babylon) will be returning as Devon and Francesca respectively.
Season 2 is sure to be even better than the first, with the writers pulling inspiration from real life sex stories that were submitted by fans of the show. If you’re looking for a steamy, well-written show that explores the complexities of modern relationships, then you need to tune in to Sex/Life when it returns on May 5th.
In the meantime, why not catch up on season 1? You can find all 8 episodes on Hulu. Trust us, it’s worth it. We guarantee you won’t be able to stop watching once you start. And if you need a little more convincing, check out our review of season 1 here.
Are you excited for season 2 of Sex/Life? We know we are! Be sure to tune in on May 5th for all the drama, sex, and intrigue. You won’t be disappointed.
Sorry, but Sarah Shahi Can’t Save Sex/Life Season 2
Based on BB Easton’s novel 44 Chapters About 4 Men, Netflix’s Sex/Life season 1 tracked Billie Connelly (Sarah Shahi) and the love triangle between her, her husband, and her past. As the series progressed, it became clear that Billie was the only truly likable character.
Her husband Richard (Michiel Huisman) was distant and emotionally abusive, while her former fling Tobias (Warren Christie) was a self-absorbed womanizer. So when season 2 was announced, I was cautiously optimistic.
Maybe, just maybe, the show would improve now that Billie didn’t have to share the spotlight with two such unlikable men. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Sex/Life Season 2 is a Hot Mess
The first episode of season 2 opens with Billie having a steamy dream about Tobias. She wakes up panting and sweating, clearly aroused. It’s a cringey start to the season, made worse by the fact that Tobias is now married to Billie’s best friend Lisa (Kate Burton).
In an effort to get over her attraction to Tobias, Billie embarks on a quest to have sex with 10 different men. But even that plot line falls flat; the sex scenes are uninspired and lack the heat and chemistry that made season 1 so compulsively watchable.
Meanwhile, Tobias is still sleeping around behind Lisa’s back. And Richard? He’s busy trying to start a family with his new girlfriend while simultaneously being emotionally abusive towards Billie. In other words, nothing has changed. The love triangle that dominated season 1 is still going strong in season 2—except now it feels even more tired and contrived.
Sarah Shahi Can’t Save This Show
Don’t get me wrong—Sarah Shahi is still as gorgeous and talented as ever. But she can’t save this show on her own. The writing is still weak, the plot lines are tired, and the sex scenes are uninspired. If you’re looking for a sexy drama to watch on Netflix, you’re better off rewatching Outlander or rewatching Sarah Shahi in Person of Interest. At least those shows know how to write good male characters!
Plot Details: While nothing has been concretely said about the plot of Sex/Life Season 2, we can make some educated guesses based on the finale and Easton’s 44 Chapters follow-up novels. In the finale, Billie chooses to stay with Richard, but it’s clear that she still has feelings for Lucas. It seems likely that Season 2 will explore the consequences of Billie’s choice and the complications that arise from her unresolved feelings for Lucas.
Casting: It hasn’t been announced yet who will be returning for Season 2, but we can assume that Sarah Shahi will reprise her role as Billie.— After all, she is the show’s protagonist. There is also a good chance that Mike Doyle and Adam Rothenberg will return as Richard and Lucas, respectively. However, this has not been confirmed.
We don’t know much about Sex/Life Season 2 yet, but what we do know has us eagerly awaiting its Release date in 2021. The first season ended on a cliffhanger, so we are dying to see what comes next for Billie, Richard, and Lucas. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available