After what will ultimately be a 20-month hiatus, the coming-of-age comedy series ‘Sex Education’ will be returning for a third season on Friday, September 17. On Thursday, Netflix released the first look images and premiere date of the hit British comedy series on its Twitter handle.
Like the two seasons prior, season 3 will also consist of eight episodes, but with some new faces. Guest star Jemima Kirke will portray the role of former Moordale student and new headmistress Hope, who “plans to turn Moordale back into the pillar of excellence it`s always been,” according to People magazine.
The wait is almost over! Sex Education Season 3 premieres September 17 — FIRST LOOK: pic.twitter.com/kNj7a3MiV0
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In addition, guest star Jason Isaacs, who portrayed Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, portrays Peter Groff, former headmaster Michael Groff’s (Alistair Petrie) “more successful and not very modest older brother,” who has been hosting the terminated school director at his place, amid separation from his estranged wife Maureen Groff (Samantha Spiro) after a suffocating marriage.
Also, singer/songwriter Dua Saleh will make their acting debut as a recurring star, playing Cal, a “nonbinary student at Moordale, who instantly clashes with Hope’s new vision for the school.”
Hope’s new vision may include new grey school uniforms for all the students, including Otis (Asa Butterfield), Maeve (Emma Mackey) and Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), as seen in Netflix’s first photos released on Wednesday.