Let's talk about sex, baby.
Netflix's hit series Sex Education returns for a third season on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. The new eight-episode season is all about change: Otis (Asa Butterfield) is having casual sex, Jean (Gillian Anderson) has a baby on the way, Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling) develops a crush and Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam (Connor Swindells) are officially dating.
The new school year also brings headteacher Hope (Jemima Kirke) to campus to restore Moordale to a "pillar of excellence," according to an official Netflix announcement. Speaking of academics, Aimee (Aimee Lou Wood) finds her passion while studying feminism, plus the ensemble cast tries to decipher that lost voicemail from season two.
"Prepare for commitment animals, alien phenomena, vulva cupcakes and much more of Madam Groff," the press release continued.
Fans can also look forward to new cast members, including Jason Isaacs as Mr. Groff's successful older brother Peter and Indra Ové playing Elsie's foster mother Anna. Songwriter Dua Saleh also makes their acting debut as Cal, a non-binary student at Moordale.
Sex Education is written and created by Laurie Nunn and produced by Eleven. The writing team includes Sophie Goodhart, Selina Lim, Mawaan Rizwan, Temi Wilkey and Alice Seabright, with additional material from Jodie Mitchell. Season three is directed by Ben Taylor and Runyararo Mapfumo, with Laurie Nunn, Ben Taylor and Jamie Campbell as executive producers.
Check out the first-look images below for more info on the new season, plus special behind-the-scenes snapshots taken by star Tanya Reynolds who plays Lily!
Sex Education season three premieres on Netflix on Friday, September 17.