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Created byStacy Rukeyser
Inspired by44 Chapters About 4 Men
by BB Easton[1][2]
  • Sarah Shahi
  • Mike Vogel
  • Adam Demos
  • Margaret Odette
  • Cleo Anthony
  • Darius Homayoun
Music by
  • Mark Isham
  • Isabella Summers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Executive producers
  • Stacy Rukeyser
  • J. Miles Dale
  • Jordan Hawley
  • Jessika Borsiczky
  • Chris Hatcher
  • Scott James Wallace
Production locationsMississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • David A. Makin
  • Michael McMurray
  • Kim Derko
  • Scott James Wallace
  • Janet Weinberg
  • Rebekah Fridman
  • Kelly Soll
  • Danielle L. Statuto
  • Katie Wedemeyer
Running time43–56 minutes
Production companies
  • De Milo Films
  • Little Ruke
Original release
ReleaseJune 25, 2021 –
March 2, 2023

Sex/Life is an American drama television series created by Stacy Rukeyser for Netflix. The series is inspired by the novel 44 Chapters About 4 Men[1] by BB Easton[2] and it premiered on June 25, 2021.[3][4] In September 2021, the series was renewed for a second season, which was released on March 2, 2023.[5][6] In April 2023, the series was canceled after two seasons.[7]

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Promotional materials described the show as what happens when "a suburban mother of two takes a fantasy-charged trip down memory lane that sets her very married present on a collision course with her wild-child past."[8]

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Sarah Shahi as Billie Connelly, a former Columbia University psychology PhD candidate, mother of two, and housewife in an affluent suburban Connecticut community who is suffering from a severe midlife crisis, yearning for the fast-paced life she had with her ex-boyfriend Brad. It is later revealed that her maiden name is Mann. She ends up with the happily ever after life that every woman dreams of but questions if that is really what happiness means.
  • Mike Vogel as Cooper Connelly, Billie's strait-laced husband who is an investment banker. He is a good guy kind of character, supportive no matter what.
  • Adam Demos as Brad Simon, Billie's ex-boyfriend who is in her life again and trying đồ sộ win her back despite the fact that Billie is married with children. He is a famous music producer and CEO of a record label he founded.
  • Margaret Odette as Sasha Snow, Billie's best friend who is a psychology professor and living the single life. She tries đồ sộ convince Billie that a good wife life is all she needs đồ sộ be happy.
  • Cleo Anthony as Kam (season 2),[9] Sasha's ex-fiancé from 17 years ago who now a medical doctor that runs an international medical non-profit known as First Do No Harm
  • Darius Homayoun as Majid (season 2),[9] Billie's new love interest who owns a restaurant


  • Jonathan Sadowski as Devon, Cooper's colleague and friend who is a swinger
  • Meghan Heffern as Caroline, another fake happy mom from the suburbs
  • Amber Goldfarb as Trina, Devon's wife who is also a swinger and not happy about her married life
  • Hannah Galway as Emily, Cooper's ex-girlfriend before his marriage đồ sộ Billie
  • Li Jun Li as Francesca, Cooper's quấn who has feelings for Cooper and a successful businesswoman who knows what she wants
  • Wallis Day as Gigi (season 2),[9] Brad's new girlfriend who is pregnant with their baby
  • Dylan Bruce as Spencer (season 2),[9] Cooper's older openly gay brother who is a divorce lawyer
  • Craig Bierko as Mick (season 2),[9] Sasha's agent who is helping Sasha taking her career đồ sộ the next level


Series overview[edit]

Season 1 (2021)[edit]

Season 2 (2023)[edit]



On August 19, 2019, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of eight episodes. The series was created by Stacy Rukeyser who was also expected đồ sộ executive produce alongside J. Miles Dale.[3] On September 27, 2021, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.[5] On April 7, 2023, it was announced that the series was canceled after two seasons.[7]


On January 30, 2020, it was announced that Sarah Shahi was cast đồ sộ headline the series.[10] On March 5, 2020, it was reported that Mike Vogel, Adam Demos, and Margaret Odette were cast in starring roles.[11] On February 28, 2022, Wallis Day, Dylan Bruce, Craig Bierko, Cleo Anthony, and Darius Homayoun joined the cast in recurring roles for the second season.[9]

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Principal photography for the series was originally scheduled đồ sộ begin in spring 2020, but was later postponed due đồ sộ the COVID-19 pandemic.[12] Filming for the first season began on August 31, 2020, and ended on December 9, 2020, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.[13][14] Filming for the second season began on February 7, 2022, and concluded on May 6, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[15]

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The first season of Sex/Life was released on June 25, 2021.[4] The second season premiered on March 2, 2023.[6]


The review aggregator trang web Rotten Tomatoes reports a 21% approval rating with an average rating of 5.5/10, based on 24 critic reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Suffocating its more provocative ideas with steamy interludes and melodramatic writing, this erotic drama is too obsessed with sex đồ sộ ever fully come đồ sộ life."[16] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 45 out of 100 based on 11 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[17]

On September 27, 2021, it was reported that the first season of Sex/Life was watched by 67 million households in its first four weeks following its release on June 25.[5] Season 2 of Sex/Life featured in the Netflix global top 10s for 4 weeks amassing 126.80M hours.[18]


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  2. ^ a b Easton, BB. "about". artbyeaston. Archived from the original on April 7, 2023. Retrieved January 2, 2023. she fell down the romance rabbit hole until she stumbled upon a glorious subgenre called 'bad-boy romance'
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  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 30, 2020). "Sarah Shahi To Headline 'Sex/Life' Netflix Dramedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 31, 2020. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (March 5, 2020). "Mike Vogel To Star In 'Sex/Life'; Adam Demos & Margaret Odette Also Join Netflix Dramedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 6, 2020. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  12. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 16, 2020). "Coronavirus: TV Shows That Have Halted Or Delayed Production Amid Outbreak". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 2, 2020. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  13. ^ "Current Productions | IATSE 873". IATSE 873. Archived from the original on August 24, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  14. ^ White, Peter (August 31, 2020). "Netflix Dramedy 'Sex/Life' Restarts Production In Toronto". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 31, 2020. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
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  17. ^ "Sex/Life: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved April 17, 2022.
  18. ^ Robinson, Jacob (April 7, 2023). "'Sex/Life' Canceled at Netflix After 2 Seasons; No Season 3". What's on Netflix. Retrieved April 10, 2023.

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