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Did Netflix finally drop the release date for ‘Sex Education’ season 3?

Netflix has finally announced the release date for Sex Education season 3. The new season will see the return of Asa Butterfield & Gillian Anderson, along with the rest of the series’s mainstay cast members. The season will also see the addition of Jason Isaacs, Kirke and Dua Saleh to the cast.

Along with announcing the premiere date, Netflix also released some first-look images of all our favorite cast members in the third season of Sex Education. There’s no trailer to watch yet, but the pictures can help fill the gap for fans who’ve been dying for more of the show since binge-watching the last season in 2020. Luckily, they haven’t had to wait terribly long to get back to their favorite show.

The release date for Sex Education season 3 is set for Friday, September 17th. Netflix plans to release the season in its entirety, so fans can spend the weekend tearing through all the new episodes. Three months isn’t terribly long to wait, but we know you’re dying for more of the show. Tide yourself over with our look at everything we know about the third season!

Sex Education

Created by Laurie Nunn, Sex Education follows Otis Millburn (Butterfield), the son of sex therapist Dr. Jean Millburn (Anderson). Otis is a high-school aged boy attending Moordale Secondary School. He’s insecure and ambivalent about sex, but he ends up giving out advice to classmates based on things he overhears from his mother’s profession.

Otis and his classmate Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) start up a side hustle selling sex advice to teenagers in need. From there, hilarity ensues. The show’s sixteen episodes, split over two seasons, deal with interpersonal struggles, romantic tensions, and, memorably, a school-wide chlamydia outbreak.

Both seasons of Sex Education have been remarkably well received by critics & audiences. The first season currently boasts a Rotten Tomatoes score of ninety-one percent, but season two blows that out of the water with a stunning ninety-seven percent approval rating. If you haven’t already watched Sex Education, now’s the time to catch up before the season 3 release date later this year.


Netflix has officially started promoting Sex Education season 3 ahead of the September 17th release date. Along with the release announcement, the platform dropped a handful of photos from the show itself. Unfortunately, the screen grabs don’t offer much in the way of insight to the new season’s plot line or how all our favorite characters are faring after their year-long absence.

A brief description of the third season does offer some clues. It says, “It’s a new year, Otis is having casual sex, Eric and Adam are official, and Jean has a baby on the way”. The baby is sure to have a profound impact on Butterfield’s character throughout the season.

Over at the school, “ new headteacher Hope (played by Jemima Kirke) tries to return Moordale to a pillar of excellence, Aimee discovers feminism, Jackson gets a crush and a lost voicemail still looms”. So, we could be seeing the season explore some topical political & social issues alongside its guaranteed outpouring of top-notch comedy.

The final line of Netflix’s description for the new season reads, “Prepare for commitment animals, alien phenomena, vulva cupcakes and much more of Madam Groff”. We’re not sure if those cupcakes are going to be awkwardly edible or outright nightmare inducing, but whatever the case, we’re here for it. The three month wait for Sex Education is going to be a painful one, but at least the show hasn’t faced pandemic-driven delays.

Will you be showing up for Sex Education when it drops on Netflix this September? Who’s your favorite character in the show? And what has been your favorite gag so far? Let us know in the comments!

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