Everything we know about Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ season 3
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Everything we know about Netflix's 'Sex Education' season 3

When season two of Sex Education ended on Netflix, fans were heartbroken to see how the Ross and Rachel of this series, and Gen Z as a whole, Otis and Maeve had still not realised their true feelings for each other.

While they desperately prayed for the renewal, it seems like their prayers have been answered as Sex Education has been renewed for a third season on Netflix. 

One of Netflix’s most popular original series, it has been declared that the series is set to stream on Friday, September 17, 2021. Netflix announced the same on June 24, 2021, on their official Twitter account and we are eagerly waiting to see what the show has in store for us

While we patiently wait, here are some things you should know about Netflix’s Sex Education season three: 

Everything we know about Sex Education Season 3

Will there be a Sex Education Season 3?

Netflix had announced the renewal of the show for a third season via a video last year and filming was supposed to take place between May 2020 and September 2020 had the pandemic not disrupted all plans.

As is, we will have to wait a little bit longer before the new season lands on our platform. But September is just around the corner.  

 Fans are pretty excited to see what the third season has in store. 

How many episodes will there be on Sex Education Season 3?

While we are speculating the third season to have a total of eight episodes like the previous two seasons. 

However, Netflix has not yet confirmed the full list of episodes for Sex Education season three.

What is the production status for Sex Education Season 3?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shooting and production schedule has been in limbo for quite some time. However, Netflix announced on Twitter on September 9, 2020, that the production had officially begun! 

To tease fans about the upcoming season, Netflix UK & Ireland even uploaded certain behind-the-scenes pictures from the third season. 

Some images even led to fans speculating about the possible plotlines. 

Who are the cast members on Sex Education Season 3?

Daniel Richtman dished out the news about the show introducing a new character in season three called Cal who is supposed to be a non-binary 17-year-old stoner teen. 

Apart from the introduction of Cal, the cast pretty much remains the same, including the likes of: 

  • Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn 
  • Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley 
  • Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effoing
  • Gillian Anderson as Jean Milburn
  • Connor Swindells as Adam Groff
  • Simone Ashley as Olivia
  • Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson Marchetti 
  • Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee Gibbs 
  • Mimi Keene as Ruby 
  • Chaneli Kular as Anwar 
  • Chineye Ezedu as Viv 
  • Tanya Reynolds as Lily Iglehart 

What can we expect from Sex Education Season 3?

Given the wonderful insights into the varied lives of the characters at Moordale Secondary School over the last two seasons, the third season shall surely include a lot of introspection and thinking on the part of the characters as they delve deeper into understanding their own selves. 

One of the major concerns of Sex Education fans that reign supreme is whether Otis and Maeve will finally get together. The anticipation surrounding their relationship is heightened by the fact that they keep getting hindered from getting together. The third season will most likely continue the classic “will they? Won’t they?” and might bring a proper conclusion to this debate. We are all hoping for this ship to sail.

The series is based on the lack of sex education prevailing in the school and how Otis and Maeve devised a brilliant plan to offer sex advice and make money from it. It will be interesting to watch Otis and Maeve reconcile and finally offer sex advice to the kids with a raging libido. 

Adam and Eric’s relationship is definitely another point of speculation. 

Although Adam began dating his bully, which we are not entirely sure of being supportive of, it would be interesting to see what lies in store for the pair. Similarly, it will be interesting to note what course Lily and Ola’s relationship would take as they gradually experiment with pleasure, sex, love and polygamy. 

Otis’ mother and the cool sexologist-cum-counselor initially thought that she had attained menopause. Nursing her broken heart, she discovers her pregnancy, and it is most likely that Otis will soon be a big brother. Season three will also delve deeper into Jean’s relationship with Jakob. 

While we are concerned about Jackson’s future in acting and whether his family pressure might cause his dreams to crumble, we sincerely hope good things happen for our sweetheart Aimee. As for Mr Groff, the conservative headmaster with a vendetta against Otis’ mother, we sincerely hope he grows up.