So, naturally, we've seen it all by now.
And season two saw the return of the beloved yet flawed characters Otis, Eric, Maeve, Amy, Adam and Jean, while also introducing us to some new names who we have come to know and love just as much as the original cast.
The series was praised for addressing crucial themes, like the problematic lack of sex and relationships education in schools, but also sexual assault, LGBTQ+ relationships and self-discovery.
Having laughed, cried and laughed-until-we-cried our way through season 2, here's everything we know about the up-coming third season, plus a recap on what happened last season.
*The below contains spoilers for seasons one and two of Sex Education*
What happened in Sex Education season 2?
Frankly, what didn't happen? A lot was covered in the revolutionary programme's offering. With so much going on we have broken it down into our standout moments:
Aimee's bus sexual assault storyline
One of the most powerful storylines that was woven through season 2, spanning several of the episodes, was when Aimee gets sexually assaulted on a bus. Challenging the long-held belief that women and girls are supposed to play down and get on with it when a man exposes himself, gropes them or, in Aimee's awful case, masturbates onto her, the show hammered home the message that all these scenarios, familiar to many women, count as sexual assault.
“It’s just a stupid bus.”— courtney (@infamousmargot) January 17, 2020
undoubtedly the best scene in sex education :’) pic.twitter.com/PTW8pWmPMH
Throughout the series, we see how the incident has affected Aimee with flashbacks, her hesitancy to be close to her boyfriend and a newly developed phobia of catching the bus to school. The matter culminates with a standout scene, when the unlikely friendship group of girls at Moordale: Maeve, Ola, Lily, Olivia and Viv, support Aimee by getting on the bus with her.
Adam's character development
Adam was one of the most divisive characters of season one, due to the way he bullied Eric. As season one ended, and it became clear that Adam was struggling with his sexuality, we were intrigued to see where his character would go after being sent to military school by his father, the headteacher Mr Groff.
Though Adam is the quietest character in the series, he has one of the most interesting narratives. Struggling to come to terms with his bisexuality, his inability to love himself, issues with his father, new found friendship with Ola and trying to make amends with Eric and recognising how cruel he had been, all came to the forefront. All this serious stuff aside, he provided us with some of the funniest moments of the series too.
Eric and Rahim and Ola and Lily
One way that Sex Education differs from the usual shows that cover sex is its equal inclusion of queer relationships. This season, we were blessed with newcomer Rahim, who proved to be comfortable in himself, to treat Eric the way he is supposed to be treated and who was also just a funny character.
After Ola breaks up with Otis, we are also invited into her journey of self-discovery as she falls for friend Lily.
Otis' house party
The notoriously uptight Otis decides to hold a house party to show both Ola and Maeve just how fine he is. After he is dissuaded from cooking a roast chicken and Eric turns the event into a house party, we see the main character truly let loose. Otis drunk dancing is one of the best moments of the series in our opinion.
Jackson and the introduction of Viv
This season we viewed Jackson through an entirely new lens, away from Maeve and swimming. His struggle with mental health was put on show, educating viewers about the different ways that anxiety, panic attacks and self-harm can manifest. His unlikely friendship with newcomer Viv was an absolute joy to watch too.
Will the original cast reunite for Sex Education season 3?
From the looks of thing, the original cast will come back together for the third season of the show.
In September, several of the series’ actors came together for a hilarious video to announce that the show was returning to our screens.
‘DID YOU HEAR ME SCREAMING???’ one Instagram user commented on the video.
Girls' star Jemima Kirke is also rumoured to be swapping the streets of New York for a school in Wales to shoot for the third season of Sex Education.
The Sun reports the 35-year-old actress is taking over from Moordale High’s headteacher Mr Groff in the series and has relocated to Wales, where the series is filmed. The report is yet to be confirmed.
However, a recent photograph shared on Kirke’s Instagram of her and her cousin Alice Dellal appears to have been taken in the US so, it's unknown whether Kirke really is in the UK right now.
The news comes after Netflix confirmed that the third series of the hit show is back in production after the Coronavirus pandemic delayed filming. Shooting was originally planned to start back in April.
Will there be a Sex Education season 3?
On February 10, the streaming service confirmed Sex Education 3 is coming and production starts this year.
The good news was brought to us by way of Alistair Petrie aka Headmaster Groff in a video announcement:
Of course, one of the biggest clues that a third season of Sex Education would arrive prior to the announcement was that season 2 finale.
After a will-they-won't-they storyline with Maeve and Otis - involving Maeve revealing her true feelings for her sex clinic colleague and, a few episodes later, Otis rushing to tell Maeve how he feels - we were left with one heck of a cliffhanger.
Many viewers were left shouting at the TV when Maeve's new friend and neighbour Isaac deletes the voicemail from Otis declaring his undying love - surely Netflix couldn't leave it like that?
The show's creator Laurie Nunn also let slip several hints, telling The Hollywood Reporter: 'I think these characters... they've got legs. I think I could do some more with them if we're given the chance. [Netflix] is very supportive and really wanting us to tell the stories that we feel passionate about. It really feels like we're all on the same page, wanting to make the same show.'
Stay tuned for more information...
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