Sex Education season 3: Release date, spoilers, cast and news
17 January 2020, 16:26 | Updated: 17 January 2020, 19:07
Will there be a Sex Education season 3? Has Sex Education season 3 been renewed? Here's everything you need to know about Sex Education season 3, from the release date, returning cast and spoilers.
School is officially back in session! Netflix's popular teen series Sex Education returned for season 2 on January 17th and we know we're only a few weeks into the year but we're already adding it to our Best TV of 2020 list.
While Sex Education season 3 has yet to be renewed, season 2 sets up some brilliant storylines for our favourite characters and the cast and creator have all been sharing their thoughts and feelings about what they'd like to see happen in the follow-up season.
So far, the only real tidbit we've got about the potential third season is that it's already being written. Laurie Nunn, the creator of the series, has confirmed that writing is underway, with confirmation hopefully following the Netflix release at the end of January.
So, with all that in mind, here's everything we know so far about Sex Education season 3, including the release date, returning cast members and what the bloody hell might gonna happen next...
Has Sex Education season 3 been confirmed?
Nope. Sex Education season 3 has not yet been confirmed by Netflix, but things are looking good. The show is one of Netflix's most watched series so it's pretty much a dead cert. Speaking to LadBible, creator Laurie Nunn has revealed that she has already started writing the script for a third season. Expect news of a renewal at the end of January.
When will Sex Education season 3 be released?
That all depends on when it starts filming. The good news is that writing on season 3 has started so, assuming it is renewed, the turn around should be quite quick.
Production on season 2 began in May 2019 and was released almost one year after season 1 premiered on the streaming service so season 3 could arrive in late 2020 or early 2021.
How many episodes will be in Sex Education season 3?
Just like seasons 1 and 2, season 3 will likely have around 8 episodes.
Sex Education season 3 cast: Who will return?
It's likely that all our favourite students from Moordale (and their parents) will return for more shenanigans in season 3.
Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Aimee Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Sterling, Tanya Reynolds, Patricia Allison, Mimi Keene, Simone Ashley and Chaneil Kular will more than likely all reprise their characters.
Hopefully, the new characters that were introduced in season 2 will stick around for another season too. Sami Outalbali, Chinenye Ezeudu and George Robinson were all brilliant additions in season 3.
Alistair Petrie (Mr Groff), Samantha Spiro (Mrs Groff), Hannah Waddingham (Sofia Marchetti), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Roz Marchetti), Mikael Persbrandt (Jakob), James Purefoy (Remi Milburn) should hopefully all return as well as Gillian Anderson as our favourite sex therapist Jean Milburn.
Sex Education 3 spoilers: What will happen in the next season?
So far, nothing has been confirmed and the cast are being very tight-lipped about what could potentially happen in a third season.
No spoilers but... season 2 ends with a lot of things up in the air. Some storylines are left on big cliffhangers, others leave room for potential drama in season 3. Basically, season 2 sets up a lot of narratives that will lend themselves to a very interesting new season.
In an interview with PopBuzz, Asa Butterfield and Ncuti Gatwa both agreed that they'd love to see more of Eric and Otis together. "I want to see more Otis and Eric. I want to see more of Eric's family. I want Otis to see more of Eric's family," said Asa, with Ncuti agreeing: "I wanna see Otis eating Jollof and seasoned food. I would love to see that [laugh]."