Moordale Secondary School is about to get even more eventful come Sex Education season 3! The next installment of the British comedy series on Netflix is expected to debut sometime this year, and fans cannot wait to see what’s next for the beloved characters, especially Otis and Maeve. The second season ended with a cliffhanger for their will-they, won’t-they relationship, and fans are shipping them harder than ever leading up to the new episodes.
In case you’re new to the series, Sex Education debuted on Netflix back in 2019 and currently has two seasons under its belt. The third season was announced soon after the second premiered, but we’ve been waiting a while because of COVID-19 delays. Production eventually began in September 2020 and filming wrapped in March 2021.
While we wait for Sex Education season 3 to be released, let’s get into all the rumors, theories, and spoilers we’ve got so far.
Sex Education season 3 rumors
While we don’t have an official release date for Sex Education season 3 yet, there is a rumor going around the internet that it will debut in June or July of this year. One Reddit user even went so far as to create a predicted schedule based on the second season’s release. User agirlisastark says the new season should come out around mid-July, and it looks like other publications have run with this idea as a rumor.
Based on the rumored release schedule, a trailer for the next season could be coming out in early July. None of this is confirmed, however.
Sex Education season 3 theories
There are tons of theories going around as to what’ll happen in Sex Education season 3. Of course, fans are all buzzing about the fate of Otis and Maeve’s relationship. One Reddit user shared an interesting prediction here about why the two characters will not get together in the next season, while another fan thinks Otis will profess his love for Maeve again–this time in person–at the beginning of the third season.
We’ve speculated all about Otis and Maeve’s fate in season 3, and of course, we want them to finally get together in the new episodes. No matter what happens, we know their relationship will continue to be a major part of the series.
Screen Rant has a great list of Sex Education season 3 fan theories here to check out.
Sex Education season 3 spoilers
While there aren’t too many spoilers going around for the next season, Asa Butterfield, who plays Otis, spilled a very huge plot point while speaking to The Guardian. Revealing season 3 will start after a time-jump, the actor shared:
“There’s a bit of a time-jump since the season two cliffhanger. Otis is back at school but he’s got different things on his plate. He’s grown up a bit and become slightly more sassy. It’s been fun to portray his newfound charisma. Don’t worry, though, he’s still tragically awkward too.”
With that time-jump comes changes for nearly everyone, and even a new tone for the show. Actors Tanya Reynolds and Kedar Williams-Stirling, who play Lily and Jackson respectively, spoke with Radio Times and dished on what we can expect in season 3. Williams-Stirling provided a particularly interesting reveal, sharing:
“There’s a whole storyline that happens where just the aesthetic of the whole thing changes. So without giving too much away, it’s definitely a different tone this year and it’s going to be exciting to see on screen.”
So while we don’t have an official plot synopsis right now, we know we’ll be looking at a much different show once Sex Education season 3 rolls around. Color me intrigued!
Sex Education season 3 release date
We sadly do not have a release date for the next season yet, but it was confirmed via a shareholder letter from Netflix that Sex Education will be returning in the second half of 2021. Fingers crossed we’ll be getting new episodes sooner than later!
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