Fans of this British dramedy Sex Education have been counting the days since the last installment struck Netflix, and though it’s been over a year since the second season proved, we at least have some good news regarding the upcoming third season. As we have previously mentioned, Sex Education season 3 is supported for 2021. The question now remains, when exactly will it emerge?
We last left off on a small cliffhanger to get Otis (Asa Butterfield) and his budding relationship with Maeve (Emma Mackey), as their will-they, won’t-they standing may be shifting. In case you missed this, the closing moments of Sex Education season 2 saw Otis coming to find Maeve to profess his real feelings, only to be fulfilled with Maeve’s neighbor Isaac (George Robinson). Isaac, naturally, has a beat on Maeve, and instead of assisting Otis outside, he sabotages the expansive plan.
Otis left a heartfelt voicemail on Maeve’s telephone and even told her he loves her, but regrettably, she will never get it. From jealousy, Isaac deleted the voicemail.
I’m still on the edge of my chair waiting on this story to last, so let us get into what the rumor mill is saying about the release of Sex Education season 3.
When is Sex Education season 3 coming out?
Production for Sex Education started last September after a delay on account of this coronavirus pandemic.
Season two began in January, but Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos confirmed season three could arrive in the second half of 2021.
Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, and Emma Mackey will return to the show.
No preview was released for season three, however.
Sex Education season 3 cast: Who’s in it?
In the season three announcement movie, the subsequent familiar faces all popped up, which we expected given how essential they are to the series: Otis (Asa Butterfield), Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), Jean (Gillian Anderson), Maeve (Emma Mackey), Aimee (Aimee Lou Wood), Adam (Connor Swindells), Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling), Ola (Patricia Allison), Lily (Tanya Reynolds), along with Headmaster Groff (Alistair Petrie).
Talking to Attitude about the several movers and shakers at Sex Education, creator Laura Nunn explained: “We take characters you’ll be familiar with — that the school bully, the loser, the favorite girl — and we dig and find the things that are astonishing about these.
“Then you are like, actually they’re all the same, that they all just desperately want to fit in and be accepted.”
We’d also expect to see a return from Olivia (Simone Ashley), that has been cast as a lead in Bridgerton period two, Ruby (Mimi Keene), and Anwar (Chanel Kular) — aka The Untouchables.
In Addition, Aimee’s boyfriend Steve (Chris Jenks), Miss Sands (Rakhee Thakrar), Mr. Hendricks (Jim Howick), Ola’s dad Jakob (Mikael Persbrandt), Adam’s mum Maureen (Samantha Spiro), Jackson’s mums Sofia (Hannah Waddingham) and Roz (Sharon Duncan-Brewster), and Otis’s dad Remi (James Purefoy), Amongst Others.
Season 2 also added three new cast members: Rahim (Sami Outalbali), super-smart Viv (Chinenye Ezeudu), and Maeve’s new neighbor Isaac (George Robinson).
And season three has some new additions in store, too.
Harry Potter and Star Trek: Discovery’sJason Isaacs has been cast as Peter Groff, headmaster Groff’s old, stronger brother. In addition, we know Adam’s dad has been staying with him following his split from his wife Maureen.
Ladies star Jemima Kirke will perform with the college’s newest headmistress’Hope’ following Mr. Groff was booted out.
She was a Moordale student herself, so she has big plans to get the institution back to its winning ways.
And finally, Dua Saleh, a gender-non-conforming songwriter and recording artist will perform Cal, a non-binary student who’s at loggerheads with headmistress Hope.
SEX EDUCATION S3 CAST NEWS:
~@jemimakirke is joining as Moordale's new headmistress ‘Hope’
~Dua Saleh (@doitlikedua) is playing ‘Cal’, a student who clashes with Hope
~Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) is playing ‘Peter Groff’, Mr Groff’s more successful/less modest older brother pic.twitter.com/zkfGCm9hje
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) September 24, 2020
But whether we will see Anne-Marie Duff back as Maeve’s mum Erin remains to be seen. They did not exactly part on good terms.
Maeve’s brother Sean (Edward Bluemel) awakened in season one, but we haven’t seen him since. Can he feature?
Inspired from the Radio Times if he’d love to return, Bluemel said: “I have to wait and see really. It is something that has been talked about and that I think, judging by those who have watched the show, I think it makes sense when he does return”
He added: “You just never know what is going to happen. It is a fascinating one playing with a character whose whole schtick is that he’s never there because you are like, ‘Oh yes, I have been cast as this brilliant role,’ but his principal thing is that he’s never there, so it is quite funny waiting.”
The star added: “I’d love to see him return. Judging by what other individuals have stated, I think they want to, so hopefully farther down the line we may see Sean return.”
“The more they keep him off-screen, the greater impact it has when he comes back on screen. He might die off-screen,” he added. “Which could be exciting in a different way to find out about!”
Sex Education season 3 synopsis
Season 2 of Sex Education was a crazy ride. Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve’s (Emma Mackey) sex clinic operation was set in jeopardy when Moordale hired Jean (Gillian Anderson) to assist the pupil population after a chlamydia outbreak.
Otis attempted to browse his new relationship with Ola (Patricia Allison) while coming to terms with the scope of his feelings for Maeve.
The season culminated with Otis leaving Maeve a voicemail confessing his love, just for Maeve’s neighbor Isaac (George Robinson) to delete the message. Lily (Tanya Reynolds) and Ola started dating, and so did Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam (Connor Swindells). Jean also discovered she was pregnant.
Season 3 will most likely deal with the fallout of all these events, and that I can not wait to see how it plays out!