Sex Education’s third season release date is REVEALED as Netflix share first look images from the show’s hotly-anticipated return
Sex Education’s third season has been given an official release date, with Netflix confirming on Thursday that it will air on September 17, 2021.
The streaming service announced the show will return with eight new episodes and also shared first look images from its hotly-anticipated comeback.
In new images, Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) was seen enjoying some downtime with friend Eric Effiong (Ncuti Gatwa), while Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) and Aimee Gibbs (Aimee Lou Wood) looked tense while walking by the beach.
They’ll be back! Sex Education’s third season release date was revealed to be September 17 as Netflix shares first look images on Thursday (L-R: Ncuti Gatwa and Asa Butterfield)
Teasing what’s the come in the third season, Netflix revealed the show will see Otis having a lot of casual sex, despite his declaration of love to Maeve at the end of season two.
Meanwhile, Eric and Adam Groff (Connor Swindells) are going steady after they revealed their love for each other at their school musical.
It was also revealed that Moordale is set to have a new headteacher called Hope, played by Jemima Kirke, who is said to be keen to make the school ‘a pillar of excellence’.
New cast members to the show include Jason Isaacs who will be playing Mr Groff’s more successful, recording-artist brother Peter, while Dua Saleh will be playing nonbinary student Cal.
Drama: Teasing what’s the come in the third season, Netflix revealed it will see Otis having a lot of casual sex, despite his declaration of love to Maeve (Emma Mackey, pictured) in season two
Exciting: In new images, Maeve and Aimee Gibbs (Aimee Lou Wood, left) were seen looking tense while walking by the beach
The Netflix show left fans on a cliffhanger at the end of season two, with Otis leaving Maeve a voicemail apologising to her and telling her he loved her, but it was then deleted by Isaac (George Robinson).
The show’s first season revolved largely around Otis falling for bad-girl Maeve and his effort to lose his virginity.
The awkward high school student made a name for himself offering sex advice to students despite not actually engaging in the act himself, since his mother (Gillian Anderson) is a well-known sex therapist.
Sweet: Meanwhile, Eric Effiong (Gatwa) and Adam Groff (Connor Swindells, pictured) are going steady after they shared their love for each other at their school musical
Newbie: It was also revealed that Moordale is set to have a new headteacher called Hope, played by Jemima Kirke (R), who is said to be keen to make the school ‘a pillar of excellence’
In October last year, Emma gave a few hints about what we can expect from the upcoming series.
Speaking to PORTER the 24-year-old admitted the set has become ‘very regimented’, with coronavirus testing being carried out twice a week to ensure the cast and crew’s safety.
However she said sex scenes will still be included: ‘We’re all still, like, hugging and making out… and doing intimate scenes.’
While Aimee recently spoke to Digital Spy about her hopes of the show making it to screens by early next year as she said: ‘It looks like it’s on track.’
And after having already read a script for the first episode of season three, she teased that it’s ‘really, really good’.
She went on: ‘I’m desperate to see more. I’m so desperate, especially because I feel like the last season left us all in such interesting positions. But where the characters could go now is kind of limitless.’
Sex Education season three is set to be released globally on Netflix on September 17, 2021.
Inclusive: New cast members to the show include Jason Isaacs who will be playing Mr Groff’s older brother Peter, while Dua Saleh (centre) will be playing nonbinary student Cal