Wait for the third season of Netflix’s popular teen drama Sex Education has been postponed due to a break in production. We will try to hide the disappointment for now, but let’s also find out what to expect.
Sex Education proved to be a huge success for Netflix when it first landed on our screens in January 2019. The reception for the second season of the teen-drama was also positive and so itis little surprise that the streaming giant renewed the show for a third part.
- When will filming start?
- Cast changes in Season 3?
- We can’t wait to find out when Otis and Maeve are coming back
- New relationships in next season?
However, because of the ongoing health crisis due to the coronavirus, Sex Education became among the many British shows that have been affected by the UK government-mandated lockdown. Netflix formerly scheduled the show’s Wales production to begin in May. But adhering to the social distancing and lockdown measures set by the UK government, the plan was rendered impossible.
When will Sex Education Season 3 start filming?
Hopefully, soon! Just like many TV shows and films, coronavirus has stalled production of the Netflix show, which should have started filming this month. However, according to an entertainment portal, August has been picked by the streaming giant as a possible date to begin filming. However, nothing is official yet, so we’ve got our fingers crossed!
Same cast or different?
As ever, it’s hard to predict who will make the cut. For now, all we can say is that the main cast will reprise their roles. Fans can expect Otis (Asa Butterfield), Maeve (Emma Mackey), Otis’ mum Jean (Jillian Anderson), Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), Aimee (Aimee Wood), Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling) and Adam (Connor Swindells), as well as Ola (Patricia Allison) and her father, Jakob ( Mikael Persbrandt) to return. Judging by Mr Groff’s (Alistair Petrie) cameo in the announcement video, we can assume he’s coming back too.
With that, Season 2 saw the introduction of new characters, including Maeve’s mother Erin (Anne-Marie Duff), the French student Rahim (Sam Outalbali), Viv (Chinenye Ezeudu) and Issac (George Robinson).
Dates for the third season premiere uncertain
Earlier, the filming on Sex Education season 3 was due to start in late April. Ncuti Gatwa in a hysterical response said that he’s actually glad production has been postponed because of the seagull who always follows him around in the apartment complex he stays in during filming.
If production went as planned, season 3 of Sex Education would have also landed around January, the same time as its first two installments. The cast first started teasing, filming and script readings in May 2019, before Netflix released the season on January 17.
What might happen in Season 3?
Even though we can’t say for sure as to where the creative team will take the students of Moordale High in season 3, but based on the loose ends of the season 2 finale, we might chance some guesses at the storyline.
Life at the Milburn household is destined to change if we consider Jean’s unexpected perimenopausal pregnancy. It’s not the first time that Sex Education deals with the idea of abortion, as it has done in a remarkablysensitive and heartfelt way before. It’s entirely possible that Jean may choose to terminate her late-in-life pregnancy. In any case, she will may inform Otis and Jakob, which is sure to result in high-drama!
Apart from that, we suspect romantic pairings may also be in for a shuffle when we ring in a new season. Sex Education is likely to address the fallout from Eric’s surprising decision to very publicly end his relationship with Rahim and take up with Adam who then very dramatically declared his bisexuality and confessed his love for Eric. Meanwhile, the new season may also explore and bring about more clarity on the season 2 cliffhanger about Maeve and Otis. As you may recall, in a shocking move, Maeve’s neighbor Isaac soured the relationship between Maeve and Otis, for which he will likely be held accountable in the next season. As for Jean and Jakob, the latter may consider rethinking his stance on getting back together when he learns about Jean’s pregnancy.
We can’t wait for Sex Education. Yell us what you think will happen next in the comment box below.