Netflix has confirmed a third season of Sex Education!

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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From Cosmopolitan

Thanks to its progressive attitude, brilliant characters and, well, Gillian Anderson, it's safe to say we're obsessed with Netflix's Sex Education. We lapped up the first series, desperately counted down to the release of the second season, and now we're ecstatic to reveal that Netflix has confirmed a third instalment! Here's everything we know about Sex Education Season 3, from release date to potential story lines and trailers and teaser pics.

First things first, what do we actually know?

It was a nerve-wracking time there, for a little while. Nothing had actually been confirmed. We were just crossing fingers and hoping. Thankfully, Netflix has today announced that Sex Education will be back for a third season, which will go into production later this year.

Given that it's one of Netflix's most popular shows, it's no surprise that there was some fanfare surrounding the news, as Netflix released a video featuring Mr Groff announcing the great news.

Who will star in Sex Education season 3?

As ever, it's hard to say who will star. But we can assume the main gang will take centre stage - Otis (Asa Butterfield), Maeve (Emma Mackey), Otis’ mum Jean (Jillian Anderson), Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), Aimee (Aimee Wood), Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling) and Adam (Connor Swindells), as well as Ola (Patricia Allison) and her dad, Jakob ( Mikael Persbrandt), and given that Mr Groff (Alistair Petrie) features in the announcement video, we can probably assume he's coming back too.

Season 2 saw the introduction of various new characters, including Anne-Marie Duff as Maeve's mum Erin, Sami Outalbali as French student Rahim, Chinenye Ezeudu as Viv and George Robinson as Isaac.

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When will Sex Education season 3 be released?

It's definitely happening, we just don't know when. That said, we can assume it will follow a similar pattern to series one and two, and land on screen in January 2021.

The cast first starting teasing filming and script readings for season 2 in May 2019, before Netflix released the series in full on January 17th 2020. So, eyes peeled for teasers this spring!

Do we have a Sex Education season 3 trailer yet?

Unfortunately not, but you'll be the first people we tell when there is!

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What happened in Sex Education season 2?


At the beginning of season two, viewers joined Otis and his new found masturbation addiction as he plans to have sex with girlfriend Ola for the first time. After battling to come to terms with his mum's relationship with Ola's father - and the fact Maeve still likes him - he eventually goes on to lose his virginity to Ruby, one of the school’s popular girls.

The final scenes see him realising the error of his ways and sending Maeve an emotional voicemail – only for it to be deleted by Isaac before she even knows it exists. What does season three hold for their will-they-won't-they future?

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