Ever since it premiered on Netflix in 2019, Sex Education has delighted fans with its complex characters, fantastic writing, and the ability to tell intricate stories about sex with humor and respect. Season 2 was released in its entirety in Jan. 2020, and the season finale left fans off with a huge cliffhanger. Now, everyone’s wondering about Sex Education season 3.
Season 2 included storylines that were unexpected and touching, and I can’t wait to see what season 3 of Sex Education has in store.
Here’s what we know so far about Sex Education season 3.
Sex Education season 3 release date
While we don’t know the official release date for Sex Education season 3 yet, we do have a good idea when the new season will be added to Netflix.
Netflix recently shared a letter with shareholders that announced some Netflix shows coming in the second half of 2021. Sex Education season 3 is now lined up for a second half of 2021 release date.
We’re anticipating this show could be back for season 3 as early as August or September and arrive as late as October 2021.
Production on Sex Education season 3 wrapped in the spring of 2021.
Sex Education season 3 synopsis
Season 2 of Sex Education was a wild ride. Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve’s (Emma Mackey) sex clinic operation was put in jeopardy when Moordale hired Jean (Gillian Anderson) to help the student population after a chlamydia outbreak.
Otis tried to navigate his new relationship with Ola (Patricia Allison) while coming to terms with the scope of his feelings for Maeve.
The season culminated with Otis leaving Maeve a voicemail confessing his love, only for Maeve’s neighbor Isaac (George Robinson) to delete the message. Lily (Tanya Reynolds) and Ola began dating, and so did Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam (Connor Swindells). Jean also found out she was pregnant.
Season 3 will most likely deal with the fallout of all these events, and I can’t wait to see how it plays out!
Sex Education season 3 cast
Sex Education stars Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn, an awkward teenager with an astounding amount of sexual health information. Ncuti Gatwa plays Eric Effiong, Otis’ hilarious best friend. Emma Mackey portrays Maeve Wiley, a social outcast and Otis’ partner in crime. Gillian Anderson portrays Dr. Jean F. Milburn, Otis’ mother, and a sex therapist.
The series also features the talents of Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Aimee Lou Wood, Chinenye Ezeudu, Patricia Allison, Tanya Reynolds, and Mikael Persbrandt.
Netflix announced there are three new actors joining the cast in season 3, including Jason Isaacs, Jemima Kirke and Dua Saleh.
Isaacs is playing Peter Groff, the older brother of the Headmaster at Moordale. I guess that also makes him Adam’s uncle.
Kirke will play Hope, the new Headmistress at MoorDale, and Saleh plays Cal, a student that gets into it with Hope, the new Headmistress.
SEX EDUCATION S3 CAST NEWS:
~@jemimakirke is joining as Moordale's new headmistress ‘Hope’
~Dua Saleh (@doitlikedua) is playing ‘Cal’, a student who clashes with Hope
~Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) is playing ‘Peter Groff’, Mr Groff’s more successful/less modest older brother pic.twitter.com/zkfGCm9hje
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) September 24, 2020
Sex Education season 3 trailer
There isn’t exactly a trailer for season 3, per se. Below you will find a funny video featuring Alistair Petrie, who plays Headmaster Groff in Sex Education. The video serves as a season 3 announcement, although it doesn’t include any new footage from next season.
It does, however, feature several other works of art. It looks like the cast and crew of Sex Education just want to remind fans that the series will return. Take a look!
Will you be watching Sex Education season 3 on Netflix?
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