Since Sex Education’s second season finished in January 2020 with a series of shocking revelations, fans are screaming for its return. Unfortunately, like so many other well-loved television shows, Season Three was derailed by widespread production problems, leaving more doubts than answers about when new episodes will be available. Nevertheless, listed below is what we know about a possible third season.
According to a tweet from February 2020, Netflix has confirmed that Sex Education will return for a third season in 2019. Sex Education will return to Netflix on September 17 for its third season. In addition to Otis and Eric on the radio, there are images of Aimee and Maeve out and about, Adam on a field trip, and the new headmaster at Moordale Hale.
Asa Butterfield (Otis), Gillian Anderson (Jean), Ncuti Gatwa (Eric), and Emma Mackey (Maeve) are solid bets to return. Only Anne-Marie Duff seems likely to leave the supporting ensemble after delivering a fantastic performance as Maeve’s estranged mother in Season Two, and who concluded the season riding in the back of a social services vehicle.
Jemima Kirke, who played Hope Haddon in Girls, will replace Mr Groff as the new headmaster of Moordale High. “Students who are used to a stern middle-aged man controlling the show” is what a source told The Sun about the new head teacher’s arrival. Nevertheless, she’ll prove to be a formidable presence in an already strong female-dominated group.” Former Moordale student Hope will create headlines by enforcing a grey uniform clothing rule. Cal, a nonbinary student who will fight with Headmistress Haddon, is played by Dua Saleh.
Peter Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) joins the cast as Peter Groff, Mr Groff’s older brother. According to ScreenRant, “Michael will have been staying at Peter’s house for a while at the start of season 3 since he has nowhere else to go following his divorce.” However, due to Mr Groff’s recent administrative leave, separation from his wife, and estrangement from his son, we predict that these two will come to blows shortly.
As Anna, Maeve’s younger sister, Elsie’s foster mother, Indra Ové, joins the cast as well. The second season of Sex Education closed with Maeve calling child services on her disturbed mother and saying farewell to Elsie before being taken away in a child service van. But, according to the Season Two finale, Maeve won’t have to say goodbye to Elsie forever.
Netflix provided season Three’s official summary: New Year, Otis has casual sex, Eric and Adam have a baby on the way, and Jean is expecting her first child. Aimee learns feminism, Jackson has a crush, and a missed voicemail looms. Meanwhile, new headteacher Hope (played by Jemima Kirke) strives to restore Moordale to its former glory. If you’re a fan of Madam Groff, you’re in for a treat.