Netflix series Sex Education last graced our screens over a year ago and, while we’re waiting for it to return – here’s everything we know about the show’s hotly-anticipated comeback.
The series follows the lives of students as they battle with figuring themselves out and growing up. Its honest and raw storylines have garnered a bevy of loyal fans.
With the season two finale doling out an array of tantalising cliffhangers that left fans anxious to find out what happens next, we’re all waiting eagerly for the next series to drop.
Here is everything we know so far.
When is Sex Education’s season 3 UK release date?
A release date has been confirmed for season three – it will be dropping on Netflix in its entirety on Friday, September 17.
Following a delay caused by the coronavirus outbreak, production on Sex Education season three began in September 2021.
Series two arrived back in January 2020, so fans have been waiting a long time for the return of the comedy-drama to make them cringe, laugh and cry all over again.
Who is in the cast of Sex Education season 3?
Viewers should expect to see the main Sex Education cast return for season three:
- Otis – Asa Butterfield
- Maeve – Emma Mackey
- Eric – Ncuti Gatwa
- Jean – Gillian Anderson
- Adam – Connor Swindells
- Aimee – Aimee Lou Wood
- Jackson – Kedar Williams-Stirling
- Ola – Patricia Allison
- Lily – Tanya Reynolds
- Mr Groff – Alistair Petrie
We’d also expect to see Steve (Chris Jenks), Miss Sands (Rakhee Thakrar), Mr Hendricks (Jim Howick), Ola’s dad Jakob (Mikael Persbrandt), Maureen (Samantha Spiro), Sofia (Hannah Waddingham) and Roz (Sharon Duncan-Brewster), and Remi (James Purefoy).
Jemima Kirke has joined the cast ahead of the show’s third series. The Girls star has landed the role of Moordale High’s new headteacher, seeing her take over from Mr Groff.
Jason Isaac has also joined the show’s stellar line-up as the brother of the disgraced headteacher.
Watch Netflix’s trailer for Sex Education season 3
Yep, a trailer was finally released on September 7, just 10 days before the show’s new series gets going.
Those keen for a further glimpse can check out some first-look images and behind-the-scenes pictures released by Netflix alongside the release date announcement.
What is the plot of Sex Education season 3?
‘There’s a bit of a time-jump since the season two cliffhanger,’ Asa said.
‘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.’
He also elaborated on Otis’ will-they-won’t-they relationship with Maeve: ‘Their relationship continues to develop in season three. 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 fulfillment from helping people?’
Asa also issued a warning on Twitter recently, warning fans that ‘you lot aren’t ready for season 3, trust me.’
Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric in the show, has also teased ‘really powerful’ and ‘profound’ moments for his character in the upcoming season.
Ncuti said that in the new series, ‘Eric returns back to his culture a lot more’.
‘I think those scenes were very special,’ he said. ‘Just kind of having a set where the majority of people were Black was really great and really powerful and represented Eric’s culture and his family. Those are always quite profound moments.’
There are also a lot of loose ends from the previous series that need tying up.
For one instance, Jean learns she’s pregnant in the season finale after her relationship with Jakob has already crumbled. Adam also finally publicly declared his feelings for Eric, so we’re sure to see how their relationship develops.
As well as this, Maeve’s friend Isaac (George Robinson) deleted Otis’ voicemail to Maeve telling her that he loves her. Maeve also found out that her mum (Anne-Marie Duff) was using drugs again and called social services on her.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, as there is still a lot to uncover and explore.
Sex Education series three will be on Netflix come September 17.
Credit: Original article published here.