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When Is Sex Education Season 3 Coming Out? Release Date & Cast Revealed

Laura Sanders

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When Is Sex Education Season 3 Coming Out? Release Date & Cast Revealed

Sex Education season three is coming this September.

The highly anticipated third instalment of the Netflix Original series was announced in February last year, by none other than headmaster Groff himself.

Production started in September 2020 and in June 2021, we got our first peak at the forthcoming series. And fans already hope to see a fourth season going ahead.

So what's in store for our favourite Moordale students this term? Whatever it is, Asa Butterfield (Otis) said we're not ready for season three - I beg to differ!

Sex Education season 3 release date

Sex Education season three drops on Netflix on Friday 17th September 2021.

Sex Education season 3 trailer

"We grow older. We grow stronger. We grow together," Netflix captioned the new season three trailer.

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Sex Education season 3 cast

All of the usuals will be back for season three, as is evident by the announcement video. The permanent attachments to the show are:

  • Asa Butterfield as Otis
  • Ncuti Gatwa as Eric
  • Gillian Anderson as Jean, Otis' mum
  • Emma Mackey as Maeve
  • Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee
  • Connor Swindells as Adam
  • Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson
  • Patricia Allison as Ola
  • Tanya Reynolds as Lily
  • Alistair Petrie as headmaster Groff
Sex Education cast (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)
Sex Education cast (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)
Gillian Anderson in Sex Education (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)
Gillian Anderson in Sex Education (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)

We should also expect to see the return of:

  • Simone Ashley as Olivia
  • Mimi Keene as Ruby
  • Chaneil Kular as Anwar
  • Chris Jenks as Aimee's boyfriend, Steve
  • Rakhee Thakrar as Miss Sands
  • Jim Howick as Mr Hendricks
  • Mikael Persbrandt as Ola's dad, Jakob
  • Samantha Spiro as Maureen, Adam's mum
  • Hannah Waddingha, as Jackson's mum, Sofia
  • Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Roz
  • James Purefoy as Otis' dad, Remi

In addition, we're likely to see the return of the new cast members from season two: Sami Outalbali as Rahim, Chinenye Ezeudu as Viv and Maeve's new neighbour Isaac, played by George Robinson.

Is Margot Robbie in Sex Education season 3?

No. Fans of the show fell victim to a prank that Margot Robbie would be appearing in season three as Maeve's sister after an unofficial mock-up poster with the star in it circulated online.

But as Sex Education follows the storylines of several characters, we're likely to see some new faces in season three.

All this said, if the idea proves popular, maybe someone can persuade Robbie to appear in Sex Education season four? The internet would explode.

Sex Education season 3 new characters

Netflix announced in September last year that there would also be three new faces in the upcoming series.

Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs has been cast as headmaster Groff's older, more successful brother, Peter Groff.

And after Groff was booted out, Moordale was in search of a new head teacher - that person is headmistress Hope, played by Girls star Jemima Kirke. The new head wants to restore her old high school back to its former glory - good luck with this bunch, we say.

Finally, there's new student Cal, a non-binary student who clashes with the new headmistress. Cal is played by Dua Saleh, a gender-non-conforming songwriter and recording artist.

So one more time - Sex Education season three lands on Netflix on Friday 17th September.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/sexeducation

Topics: Sex Education, TV and Film, Netflix

Laura Sanders
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