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Sex Education lands third season from Netflix: What we know so far

Netflix has officially handed British comedy, Sex Education, a third season. Here’s everything we know about Sex Education Season 3 so far.

Worried about the future of Sex Education? There’s absolutely no need to. At least, not for the time being. Netflix has renewed Sex Education Season 3. What do we know about the season so far? Here are the details.

It’s coming next year

With the renewal came a rough release date. Deadline reports that the third season of the hit British comedy will arrive on Netflix in 2021. This suits the general timeframe for Netflix Originals, which tend to have new seasons drop around 14 months after the previous season. With Sex Education Season 2 arriving in January 2020, we can hazard a guess that Season 3 will drop in March 2021.

We’ll get confirmation closer to the time. I wouldn’t expect any news until closer to the end of this year or the start of next year. If the release date is later into 2021, then anything about the series is going to be further delayed.

Who’s returning to Sex Education Season 3?

Right now, the cast isn’t confirmed, but it’s likely that leads Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey will return to the third season. This is a success because of the two of them, and we’ve all enjoyed seeing their relationship develop throughout the second season. There are plenty of stories left to tell between the two of them.

We should also see Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells, Alistair Petrie, and Aimee Lou Wood return. With a lot of hope, Gillian Anderson will also return as Otis’ mom. After all, she’s offered plenty of comedic moments throughout the first two seasons.

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What’s the storyline?

We don’t know what’s going to happen in Sex Education Season 3 yet. The second season focused on a Chlamydia outbreak in the school, while also focusing on the tensions between Otis and Maeve after Otis got a new girlfriend. I won’t share how it all ended for those who haven’t watched the full second season yet, but it did set up potential storylines for the third season.

There isn’t much to work with right now, but there’s no doubt that we’re excited for Sex Education Season 3. What do you hope to see in the third season? Let us know in the comments below.

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