Sex Education is back with its long-awaited third season on Netflix, which sees the world of Moordale High change with the arrival of a new headmistress.
Fans have been excited for the return of the show which follows teenager Otis (Asa Butterfield), a boy with all the answers but no desires when it comes to sex thanks to his sex therapist mum, Jean (Gillian Anderson).
Season two ended with a number of intriguing cliffhangers, from Jean’s unexpected pregnancy to question marks over the future of Otis and Maeve’s relationship.
Many Netflix viewers will be eager to head back to school to catch up with their favourite characters and see what changes the new year may bring – but where is the show actually set and filmed?
Where is Sex Education set and where is it filmed?
Sex Education is primarily set at the fictional Moordale Secondary school.
While the show is British and filmed in the UK, the setting of the school and surrounding area in the show is specifically vague, with Netflix producers intentionally using elements of both British and American school experiences.
One of the show’s stars, Gillian Anderson, explained: ‘There is a bit of both worlds, decidedly, in the series, and the aim and the hope is that Americans won’t notice.
‘For instance, the Brits may notice that they are throwing American footballs, whereas the Americans won’t notice that that might be strange for people speaking with British accents.’
She added: ‘The rules are shifting all the time in terms of how an audience receives the shows that they’re watching, what they’re willing to accept and what realms and worlds they’re willing to step into to suspend their disbelief. I think Netflix feels quite strongly that they’ve hit on something with this amalgamation.’
The series is actually filmed in Wales, on location at the University of South Wales’ Caerleon Campus.
Season 3 of Sex Education is available to stream on Netflix now.