Netflix has announced that the cast of their comedy series “Sex Education” are back on set and filming the third season. The show, starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield, premiered in January 2019 with Season 2 following on in January 2020. The series was officially renewed in February 202 just before the Covid-19 pandemic affected schedules all over the world so it is fairly likely that season 3 will NOT be released in January 2021 – but time will tell!
Season 2 brought with it new cast members including Chinenye Ezeudu as Viv a super intelligent student, who is talented at everything but love; Sami Outalbali will play Rahim a new french student who turns heads; and George Robinson as Isaac who creates waves when he moves into Maeve’s caravan park.
You can see a short announcement video below showing the cast preparing to head back on set – facemasks and all.
The show stars Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield and launched on Netflix around the world in January 2019. The UK production sees Anderson playing an uninhibited sex therapist and Butterfield plays her son – an awkward teen who, in season 1, sets up a sex therapy clinic at his high school.
In season 2, as a late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve. Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school and new kids come to town who will challenge the status quo.
Maeve and Aimee’s BFF relationship is stronger than ever since Aimee ditched ‘the Untouchables’.
Eric notices his new-found self-confidence attracting unfamiliar kinds of attention.
Adam is at military school, still conflicted by his feelings for Eric.
Lily has hit pause on her sexual endeavours to focus on her creative talents and finds a new found friend in Ola.
Jackson is forced to flex his mental rather than physical muscle and is still buckling under the pressure from his parents to succeed.
Jean and Jakob’s relationship is discovered and they have to learn how to operate as a blended family. Jean forms an unlikely connection with Mrs Groff and a friendship between the two women begins to form.
Meet Otis Milburn – an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realises he may need some therapy of his own.