'Sex Education' Season 3: Everything We Know So Far

'Sex Education' Season 3: Everything We Know So Far

'Sex Education' Season 3 finally gets a release date.

This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of June 24, 2021.

'Sex Education' season 2 left us with a distressing ending, but fans who ship Maeve and Otis should not worry because the show is coming back with a third season.

'Sex Education' is among Netflix's most successful titles. It was streamed by over 40 million viewers during its first month on the platform.

The teen comedy-drama series follows Otis Milburn, an insecure and awkward high-schooler who happens to be a son of a sex therapist. Together with Maeve, Otis sets up a sex advice business to help his fellow students at Moordale Secondary School.

The second season sees the characters amidst a chlamydia outbreak while struggling with personal and romantic issues.

What should we expect in 'Sex Education' season 3? Here is everything we know. 


When Will 'Sex Education' Season 3 Release?

'Sex Education' is finally returning for a third season on September 17, 2021. Netflix announced the release date on June 24, along with some first-look photos which you can see below.


The third season arrived a few months late compared to the previous seasons. Season 1 and 2 premiered in January 2019 and 2020, respectively. We were expecting season 3 to release in January this year, too. However, this did not happen since production for the third season got delayed due to the pandemic.

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What Is The Plot Of 'Sex Education' Season 3?

The second season left us with an upsetting ending.

Ola and Otis decided to break up. Ola moved on with Lily while Otis finally built up the courage to leave that voicemail on Maeve's phone.

"It's you," he said. "It's always been you. I love you."

But Isaac, who has also developed an admiration for Maeve, decided to get in the way of Otis and Maeve's potential happily ever after and deleted Otis's voicemail.

Furthermore, he sends Otis away when he comes to see Maeve. Will Maeve ever find out about Otis's confession? And what will ever happen to Isaac?

Season 3 will likely pick up from this frustrating ending. Otis will most likely think that Maeve is no longer interested in him following his outburst at the house party. With his awkward personality and shy demeanor, we will not be surprised if he fails to talk to Maeve and ask for her response right ahead.

We are already anticipating Otis to suffer from his assumptions and Isaac to keep the truth hidden for quite some time. 

Sex Education- Otis and Maeve

According to Asa Butterfield, season 3 will take a time jump from season 2's frustrating ending.

"There’s a bit of a time-jump since the season two cliffhanger. Otis is back at school but he’s got different things on his plate," Butterfield told The Guardian

"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."

Maeve has to face her battles. She called social services after finding out that her mother Erin went back to using drugs again. She does not want her half-sister to suffer from the same horrible fate she used to have when she was young.

The mother and daughter are left on bad terms after season 2 ended.

Going back to love triangles, Eric chooses Adam over the newcomer Rahim by the end of season 2. Adam is among the characters with the best development in the second season, and we are expecting to see more of him as he continues to work on becoming a better person.

Sex Education- Eric and Adam

Meanwhile, Aimee has finally come to terms with her trauma after getting sexually assaulted on the bus on her way to school.

"I love the way that they dealt with her arc because it wasn't: 'Oh, she was traumatized. And now she's over it!' star Aimee Lou Wood
 told Digital Spy.

"She went through all the stages of grief. It was sustained, and it was believable, and it was honest. Already in episode one – I can still see that there's echoes of season two and it's still very much a presenthing for her."

One of the biggest revelations for season 2 is Jean's pregnancy.

Jakob has previously refused to take her back, thinking she was not ready for a committed relationship yet, but now everything has changed. Jakob is still unaware of Jean's pregnancy, and we can only imagine how Jakob would feel once he finds out. 

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Who Is Cast In 'Sex Education' Season 3?

Most of the series regulars are confirmed to reprise their roles for season 3.

Asa Butterfield reprises his role as Otis, while Gillian Anderson returns as his sex therapist mother, Jean.

Joining them are Ncuti Gatwa as Otis’ best friend Eric, Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee, Emma Mackey as Maeve, Connor Swindells as Adam, Patricia Allison as Ola, Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson, and Tanya Reynolds as Lily.

Alistair Petrie also returns as Adam’s father and former headmaster, Mr. Groff.

Netflix also announced new cast additions for the third season. 'Girls' star Jemima Kirke will play Moordale’s new headteacher, Hope. Dua Saleh joins the cast as a non-binary student, Cal. While Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs stars as Peter Groff, Mr. Groff’s “more successful/less modest” older sibling.


Is There An Official Trailer For 'Sex Education' Season 3?

We are still waiting for Netflix to release the official trailer for 'Sex Education' season 3. We will leave this space blank for now and update it once the official trailer is released. 

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