Sex Education Season Three Expected To Start Shooting In August
The third season of Sex Education is expected to start filming in August, according to cast and top bosses, who remain hopeful that things are on schedule.
Series three was supposed to have started shooting already, but - as with many TV and film projects - things had to get pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, it looks like cameras could start rolling next month, with actor Aimee Lou Wood revealing that things are on course - for now, at least.
Wood, who plays Aimee Gibbs, recently told Digital Spy that she should have been shooting Sex Education right now, but explained how it had been pushed back to August.
With both the first and second series airing in January, we're obviously all hoping they can kick things off ASAP so that we can usher 2021 in with the same tradition.
"It looks like it's on track," she said.
Wood also revealed that she'd read the first episode and promised it's 'really, really good', adding: "I'm desperate to see more.
"I'm so desperate, especially because I feel like the last season left us all in such interesting positions. But where the characters could go now is kind of limitless."
And Wood isn't the only one optimistic about filming beginning next month.
Back in May, Deadline also reported that Netflix and Sex Education producer Eleven had set a 'hopeful' target of August to start shooting.
More recently, Eleven's new parent company Sony Pictures Television told the entertainment outlet that formal work was underway on the show.
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Wayne Garvie, Sony's president of international production, said: "It's all [good] at the moment."
Deadline reported that producers are understood to be making progress on standard preparations, while also drawing up safety protocols for filming.
Cast members have also held the August date in their diaries, the website said.
The good news is that creator Laurie Nunn has high hopes for a future for Sex Education beyond that tentative third series.
She told LADbible earlier this year: "I love writing these characters. It's such a big ensemble and I think the theme of the show - in terms of it being about sex and relationships - it really just offers up endless story opportunities.
"So I think the show definitely has legs if Netflix are nice enough to let me keep writing it and let Ben [Taylor] keep directing it!"
So keep those fingers crossed for plenty more to come... Well, that's unless another global pandemic threatens to derail things again.
LADbible has reached out to Netflix for comment.
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