Even though Netflix confirmed the next season of its coming-of-age humour Sex Instruction was about the way earlier this year, many have wondered if the series could be halted or may be cancelled together with the COVID-19 pandemic entering full-swing after the official announcement.
But that is not the case, and lovers can’t wait to see the series building on Alistair Petrie’s Headmaster Groff hinting at the drama to come in Moordale High since the teenagers continue to be ruled by their hormones. So, with that in mind, let’s look at whatever you need to know for Season 3 of Sex Instruction.
The Story So Far
Sex Education revolves around Otis (Asa Butterfield) along with his therapist mother, Jean (Gillian Anderson). They have had a tumultuous relationship, with Otis scarred by his daddy, Remi, leaving them to explore the world as a writer. However, a string of unfortunate events coincidentally led to Otis dispensing sex guidance in school for money. He copied his mom’s formula, but while he’s very knowledgable in theory, in practice, Otis is a bumbling idiot.
Season two outed him to Headmaster Groff, so a third season will concentrate on him attempting to acquire Maeve back after their business partnership and potential romance. It won’t be easy as Maeve’s best friend, Isaac, deleted a love message in Otis, so he will need all the help he can get. Regrettably, Otis’ buddy, Eric, is caught in a love triangle of his own, having dumped Rahim for Groff’s son, Adam, a former bully who’s now researching his queerness. The Groff household has even more issues as his dad’s also been abandoned by his mother, relegating the headmaster to sleeping in the school, only to get a mental breakdown after last season’s sex-fueled spin around Romeo and Juliet.
The series has smartly begun exploring more characters outside Otis, however, together with his ex, Ola, entering a lesbian relationship with Lily; Jackson (Maeve’s ex and the college’s lead athlete) attempting to violate the academic route his moms set out by following a career in theatre and Jean being pregnant with Ola’s dad’s baby. So, there are lots of unresolved problems to attend, but it’s not all love and games. Aimee’s (Maeve’s other best friend) still hoping to get over being sexually attacked on a bus, and there’s sure to be fallout later Maeve turned her junkie mom into social services to its mistreatment of her younger sister.
Regardless of the ongoing pandemic, Netflix confirmed earlier this month that production has started with a two-minute video announcement, which reveals several cast members, including Anderson, Butterfield and Connor Swindell (who plays Adam), emerging in separate video messages as they return to set.
Anderson takes a light approach because she quips about having “lockdown own hair” while also poking fun at her pregnancy. Butterfield’s geared up in a black face mask, showing how he spent lockdown playing games and watching TV, while Swindell riffs off of his alpha man suddenly making a gay turn. Last but not least, Headmaster Groff is viewed using a”Kick Me” sign on his back, hinting in the chaos to come.
Cast And Crew
Seeing as there have not been any deaths in the series and no one’s left town, all significant characters will be returning. However, there are a few new developments with Jason Isaacs, Jemima Kirke and Dua Saleh joining the cast. Isaacs will play Headmaster Groff’s old and”more powerful” brother, which will surely result in a humorous dynamic as Adam’s daddy moves in after his breakup. Headmaster Groff is accustomed to being the bully, but now it seems the tables have been turned.
Kirke (from HBO’s Girls) will portray Hope, Moordale’s new headmistress, and it appears she will also be trying to run a fast boat to fix Groff’s mistakes. However, Saleh (a singer-songwriter out of Minneapolis) will perform Cal, a nonbinary pupil who loves anarchy and can be set to clash with Hope.
At this time, Netflix has yet to announce a release date for Season 3. Previous seasons have premiered in January, but this psychologist’s premiere might very well have been pushed back due to the pandemic, following the lead of many other highly anticipated shows and films.
The first two seasons of Sex Education are currently available on Netflix.