Sex Education season 3: Release date, spoilers, cast and news

20 April 2020, 10:29 | Updated: 20 April 2020, 10:31

By Katie Louise Smith

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 season 3 has been confirmed at Netflix, which means we're finally about to get answers to everything that went down in that incredibly tense season 2 finale.

Sex Education 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.

The latest news? Production on season 3, which was scheduled to start in May 2020, has now been postponed due to the ongoing UK coronavirus lockdown. It's not yet known when production will begin, but it's likely that season 3 could be delayed.

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From Otis' deleted voicemail to Jean's pregnancy, the stakes in season 3 could not be higher. 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...

Sex Education season 3: Release date, cast and spoilers
Sex Education season 3: Release date, cast and spoilers. Picture: Netflix

Has Sex Education season 3 been confirmed?

Yes! Sex Education season 3 was renewed in February 2020, shortly after season 2 was released. The show is one of Netflix's most watched series so it was pretty much a dead cert. Speaking to LadBible, creator Laurie Nunn revealed that she had already started writing the script for a third season before it was confirmed.

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.

However, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, filming could be delayed for months. There's no concrete date as to when Netflix will resume production on their series.

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.

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.

The two big storylines will revolve around Jean Milburn's surprise pregnancy and the voicemail that Otis left on Maeve's phone, declaring his love. Of course, if you managed to get to the end of the season (if you didn't, what are you doing reading this?!), you'll know that Maeve's neighbour Isaac deleted the message after listening to it.

Elsewhere, 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]."