Netflix’s Sex Education is returning for a third season, and it’s safe to say we’re very excited. Here’s everything we know so far. Warning: this article contains spoilers for Sex Education season two.
Updated 10 September 2020: We’re all in need of some light relief at the moment. After a year of what’s felt like endless bad news updates and terrifying headlines, there’s something extra special about settling down in front of the TV.
And now, after a break in production thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, we know one of our favourite shows will be making a return to our screens in the not-too-distant future.
In a video posted yesterday by Netflix UK, it was revealed that the cast of Sex Education is back to filming on season three – and we couldn’t be any more excited. The two-minute-long clip shows various members of the cast – including Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield and Connor Swindells – preparing for their return to set in a back-to-school-esque skit.
Although the video doesn’t reveal much about what we can expect from season three, including when we can expect it to be released, it’s exciting to know that work on the next season is finally underway.
It was first announced that the show would be returning for a third season back in February after the show’s second season proved a massive hit.
As reported on 11 February 2020: When it comes to the second season of our favourite TV shows, it can be a rather hit-or-miss situation. Seeing more of our favourite characters is, of course, a good thing, but there’s always that fear that the second try won’t quite match up to the original episodes.
With Sex Education, there was absolutely zero need to worry. The comedy drama’s second season, which was released on 17 January, gave us everything from laugh-out-loud funny moments to boundary-pushing explorations of sexual assault and identity. And now, we can start getting excited about season three.
In a video posted to the Netflix UK Twitter account, Alistair Petrie, who plays Principal Groff in the series, reveals the exciting news by recapping where each of Sex Education’s characters was left at the end of the last series.
“Hello, there. I’m Alistair Petrie, also know as Principal Groff, but today I’m going to be an art historian, as we examine this exquisite gallery,” he says, as he walks down a hallway adorned with framed paintings of the series’ characters, including Otis, Lily and Dr. Jean Milburn, ending up in front of a portrait of Eric and Adam.
“The pièce de résistance. Eric and Adam,” Petrie says. “I wonder what is in store for these two cherubs.”
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He continues: “Well, I suppose you’ll have to find out in season three, won’t you?” What a tease.
Here, we’ve taken a look about everything we know about Sex Education season three so far.
Who is in the cast for Sex Education season three?
Anderson basically confirmed her return to the show in a celebratory tweet about the announcement, writing “See ya soon” next to a perfectly placed aubergine emoji.
And Anderson wasn’t the only person to celebrate the announcement online – Gatwa responded to the video in a series of tweets.
What will Sex Education season three be about?
If the other seasons are anything to go by, it’s probably easier to ask “what won’t they be about?”
The show’s creator Laurie Nunn is great at exploring a range of important storylines and situations all at once, so we have no doubt that the plot for season three will be just as good as the other two.
Of course, the big storyline which will continue to lie at the center of the show in season three will be Otis and Maeve’s relationship. After Otis and Ola called it a day and he sent a voice message to Maeve confessing his love for her, we were sure the two would finally get together.
But Isaac, Maeve’s neighbour who happens to have a crush on her, got in the middle of that happily-ever-after moment when he deleted Otis’ message, leaving Maeve none the wiser.
When will Sex Education season three be released?
The last two seasons have premiered in January, so chances are we’ll be waiting until 2021 to watch season three.
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