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Sex Education season 3: everything we know so far 

When will the popular teen show be back on our screens? 

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
Updated: May 14, 2021
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It has over a year since Sex Education season two graced our screens back in 2020, and if you're anything like us, you're dying to binge-watch follow-up series. So when oh when will it be landing in our Netflix accounts? Find out everything you need to know about season three here...

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When will Sex Education season three be out? 

As of January 2021, Netflix is currently filming season three in Wales, so with any luck, we will be seeing it on our screens in late 2021. Netflix also confirmed the return of several cast members including Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey and Ncuti Gatwa, who play Otis, Jean, Maeve and Eric respectively. It has also been confirmed that Anne-Marie Duff will return as Maeve's struggling mother, Erin.

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What will Sex Education season three be about? 

Asa, who plays the show's main character, Otis, opened up about what to expect in the upcoming series, and revealed that there is a time jump from the closing moments of season two. He said: "Otis is back at school but he’s got different things on his plate. He’s grown up a bit and become slightly more sassy. It’s been fun to portray his newfound charisma. Don’t worry, though, he’s still tragically awkward too."

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A series of BTS snaps were released in December 2020

A series of behind the scenes snaps saw the return of Simone Ashley as Olivia, alongside Ncuti Gatwa as Eric and Patrica Allison as Ola. Recent filming photos have also revealed that the cast will be wearing school uniforms this season! Who knows if it is a one-off storyline about uniforms being enforced when casualwear gets a little too 70s style, or a permanent fixture for season three - but it is a very different look from the show's usual aesthetic! 

Kedar Williams-Stirling, who plays Jackson,  also told Radio Times: "There’s a whole storyline that happens where just the aesthetic of the whole thing changes. So without giving too much away, it’s definitely a different tone this year and it’s going to be exciting to see on screen." Could it be the new uniforms, we wonder?! 

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What happened in Sex Education season two? 

Season two concluded with Otis making amends and admitting his true feelings to Maeve in a heartfelt voicemail, which is subsequently deleted by her neighbour who also has feelings for her, Isaac. 

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Will Otis finally sort things out with Maeve?

Meanwhile, Ola and Lily embark on a relationship with one another, while Eric and Adam are finally together, leaving Eric's ex-boyfriend Rahim broken-hearted. Maeve is also left heartbroken over her decision to call the social services after believing her mother to have had a relapse with drug addiction. 

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Ola and Lily also embarked on a relationship

Who are the new cast members on Sex Education?

Girls star Jemima Kirke will be joining the cast as "former Moordale student and new headmistress Hope who plans to turn Moordale back into the pillar of excellence it’s always been". Meanwhile, Star Trek Discovery star Jason Isaacs will be playing Mr Groff's older brother, and Dua Saleh will be joining the cast as Cal, a nonbinary student.

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