Sex Education is confirmed to return for a third season, as revealed by Netflix today.
Having dropped an exclusive video, the streaming service has confirmed that everyone’s favourite coming of age comedy will be back soon and the new series will go into production later this year.
The video, originally posted on the Netflix YouTube channel, is captioned: “Alistair Petrie guides us through the Moordale High art exhibition, with a surprise revelation at the end.
Sex Education Season 3 is coming.”
The news is likely to be music to your ears if you’re a fan of the hit show. Season two ended on a bit of a cliffhanger when it came to the future of Otis and Maeve’s relationship.
And now it’s confirmed, we’ll soon see what co-creator and writer Laurie Nunn was referring to when she said she has plenty more material for the show after its first two series.
Speaking to LADbible last month, Nunn said: “I’ve started writing series three, but that’s just a very normal part of the process because we work on such tight schedule, and season three hasn’t been greenlit yet or officially commissioned.
“We won’t find out whether we get a series three until the end of January, so fingers crossed!”
And it turns out, just as predicted, there was no chance Netflix was going to let another series go by the wayside – thankfully.
Sex Education became an instant classic with audiences when it debuted on Netflix last year, praised widely for its frank treatment of sexuality and relationships as much as for its refreshingly fun vibe.
Pumped full of bright colours and almost magical, swooping drone shots, the show guides us through the awkwardness of adolescence with a decidedly buoyant touch – softening the blow of wet dreams and hormone-fuelled punch-ups with varsity jackets and sunny bike rides through the woods.
The result is nothing short of an absolute delight to watch, though that’s not to say it hasn’t left some of us scratching our heads. Is it set in America or the UK? Are the characters from the present day or have we been transported back in time a few decades?
With 1980s fashions sitting alongside present-day mobile phones and many attributes of an American high school dropped right into the heart of rural south Wales where the show is filmed, it’s almost jarring – but, as the creators explain, that’s entirely intentional.
Speaking to LADbible about the reasons behind the show’s visuals, Nunn said: “I think part of that is just to do with the way I naturally write, but also a lot of my references were kind of from American film and TV shows that I loved when I was younger.
“When Ben came on board the project and we both met each other for the first time, he had a shared passion for all of the same American teen genre stuff, and we both got really excited about how we could create this fictional world that felt very elevated and aspirational.”