Following production delays brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, it appears there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for fans of Netflix’s Sex Education, because the streaming hit’s hotly-anticipated third season is on the horizon. But, when is Sex Education season 3 out, you ask? Here’s everything we know so far.
When Does Sex Education Season 3 Air?
As Metro reports, an exact release date for Sex Education season 3 is yet to be confirmed. However, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, dropped major hints that the show’s third run would premiere during the second half of 2021.
News of a potential release date will surely be welcomed by fans of the British comedy-drama, which was originally expected to arrive in January 2021, the Radio Times reports.
What’s The Plot Of Sex Education Season 3?
As for the plot of season 3, details are still few and far between. However, during an interview with The Observer, Asa Butterfield (who portrays Otis Milburn in Sex Education) teased fans can look forward to “a bit of a time-jump since the season two cliffhanger.” Speaking to the publication, Butterfield also revealed that Otis is back at school but has “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,” he added, while also confirming that Otis and Maeve’s will-they-won’t-they relationship will continue to develop in season 3. “We also explore why Otis was running his sex therapy clinic in the first place. Was it just to be close to Maeve or does he get fulfilment from helping people?,” the actor continued. During an interview with Digital Spy, Butterfield also revealed that he’s “really happy” with the first episode of the third season. “It didn’t go where I anticipated it to.” He continued: “A few things have changed. I’m excited.”
Elsewhere, actor Aimee Lou Wood, who portrays Aimee in the series, also confirmed that her character’s sexual assault storyline will also continue into the show’s third run, the Radio Times reports.
“Aimee’s storyline in season two, it’s continued, [and] it’s handled beautifully throughout season three as well,” Wood revealed at a BAFTA TV Awards press conference, adding, “A lot of the messages I got when it came out were just so moving… I think it really has helped people and I just feel honoured to have been a part of that.”
Who’s In The Cast For Sex Education Season 3?
Those expected to reprise their roles alongside Butterfield in the coming-of-age drama include Emma Mackey as Maeve, Ncuti Gatwa as Eric, Gillian Anderson as Jean, Connor Swindells as Adam, Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee, Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson, Alistair Petrie as Mr Groff, Chinenye Ezeudu as Viv — and season 2 newbies Sami Outalbali and George Robinson, who portray Rahim and Isaac, respectively.
Per Radio Times, the forthcoming new series will also welcome a fresh batch of high-profile cast additions, including Girls star Jemima Kirke as the former pupil-turned headteacher, Hope, as well as Harry Potter and Star Trek: Discovery actor Jason Isaacs, who will play Mr Groff’s more successful sibling, Peter.
Although an official synopsis of Sex Education season 3 is yet to be announced, there are plenty of season 2 cliffhangers expected to be addressed throughout the forthcoming series. As Metro reports, these include Jean’s pregnancy, the budding relationship between Adam and Eric, and more.
Sex Education season 3 is expected to debut on Netflix later in 2021.
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