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Sex Education Season 3: Netflix Release Date and Everything We Know

Sex Education Season 3: An informative and popular teenage show ‘Sex Education’ will return to Netflix for its third season. Here’s everything you need to know.

  • Filming on Sex Education season 3 resumed in Sep 2020 and wrapped up in March 2021.
  • Season 3 will arrive on Netflix by the end of 2021.

Sex Education is a British comedy-drama web series covering the lives of a bunch of teenagers and depicts how sex can affect a teenager both socially and psychologically. The show is so much more than its title suggests, there are raunchy scenes throughout but the plot with some heavy topics is handled in a funny way. It is the show made for all those high-schoolers to get a firm idea which delves into a lot of controversial subjects like Homophobia, Gay-Lesbian relationships, Abortion, Atheism, etc that are considered taboo and there is a need for youngsters to be educated on such matters.

After two successful seasons, Netflix renewed the series for the third season. The avid followers are eager to know when the show is returning on Netflix. Well, we are here to answer all your questions related to Sex Education Season 3.

Sex Education season 3 filming status

It is official that another season is coming. Netflix confirmed the news in Feb 2020. According to Deadline, Sex Education Season 3 filming was about to commence in March 2020. However, like other TV shows, web series, and movies, the third season of Sex Education suffered a delay in filming due to lockdown.

Sex Education is a show that requires a large degree of close contact and intimacy. So, the production of the show was looking very unlikely during the pandemic. However, the filming resumed in September after a filming bubble was set up in the shooting location in Wales. On 9th September 2020, Netflix announced that the Sex Education season 3 is now officially in production.

Series star Asa Butterfield in an interview with Deadline pointed out that due to the high number of sex scenes in the show, the pandemic could cause more of an issue for Sex Education than other shows.

He said, “It’s quite hard to keep the two-meter distance when you’re kissing someone or doing anything else. I’m sure that’s something they have realized. As well as that, when you’re on a set making film and TV, there are so many parts to this machine. It will make it incredibly difficult to enforce a rule around quarantine, but you have to because this virus is going to be around for ages. Luckily that’s not my job to figure those things out.”

The filming for the third season wrapped up in March 2021. Now that the filming has finished, the team will push hard on editing the show.

Sex Education Season 3 trailer

Just a month after the season 2 premiere, Netflix released Season 3 teaser on Feb 10, 2020. This pretty much tells how confident Netflix is about the show. The streaming giant marked the season 3 renewal announcement with a teaser trailer. The season 3 teaser is narrated by Alistair Petrie’s Principal Groff.

Sex Education Season 3 Plot & Storyline

In the upcoming season, the makers will dig deeper into the lives of characters. Like the previous two seasons, this third season will most probably have eight episodes as well. We are still waiting for the confirmation and trailer to find out more about the plot and characters. But we are sure the plot is going to be interesting this time too.

Season 3 will solve many mysteries that were unresolved in the previous season. Here’s what we can expect to see in the third season of Sex Education:

1) Will Otis and Maeve find love?

Otis and Maeve both love each other. By the end of the second season, Otis finally gathers the courage to admit his feelings to Maeve. He expressed his love on her voicemail. Maeve never got the chance to hear the voice mail as she was busy competing in the final of the School quiz competition. Isaac, the disabled boy, and Maeve’s neighbour delete the voicemail as he has feelings for her. It would be interesting to see how this plot unfolds in the third season.

2) Will Otis and Maeve continue to offer sexual advice to teens?

It won’t be easy for Otis to continue offering advice to his students, especially if Jeanm his mother returns to the school as a counsellor or teacher for sex education.

Other questions that need to be answered are Eric and Adam’s love, Lily and Ola’s relationship. Season 3 will focus more on broken relationships.

Sex Education Season 3 Release Date

Based on the release dates of the two previous seasons, we were expecting the third season to arrive in January 2021. The production got delayed by around 5-6 months due to COVID-19. Now that the filming has finished, and assuming that post-production requires around 3-4 months, expect season three to arrive in July or Aug 2021.

Sex Education season 3 cast: Will there be new members?

The cast is brilliant and portrays the characters really well. Here’s a list of some of the cast members of Sex Education.

  • Emma Mackey as Meave Wiley
  • Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn
  • Gillian Anderson as Dr. Jean Milburn
  • Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee Gibbs
  • Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong
  • Connor Swindells as Adam Groff
  • Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson Marchetti
  • Alistair Petrie as Mr. Groff
  • Patricia Allison as Ola Nyman
  • Tanya Reynolds as Lily Iglehart

Otis, Maeve, Eric, Jean, Adam, Aimee, Jackson and Mr. Groff are expected to return for the third season as all of them appeared in the series’ renewal video.

Talking about the new additions in the cast, Girls star Jemima Kirke joining as new headteacher. Harry Potter and Star Trek: Discovery star Jason Isaacs is also joining the team for the next season.

Will there be more seasons of Sex Education?

Fans can rejoice as the show creator Laurie Nunn told The Hollywood Reporter that she thinks Sex Education could run for several more seasons.

“I think I could do some more with them if we’re given the chance,” she said. “[Netflix] is very supportive and really want us to tell the stories that we feel passionate about. It really feels like we’re all on the same page, wanting to make the same show.”

Nevertheless, if you are a teenager like me you should definitely watch Netflix’s popular and amazing show about sex education which sadly India lacks behind in acknowledging. Stream the two seasons of Sex Education now on Netflix!!!

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