Undoubtedly, one of the best things to have come out of Netflix in recent years is Sex Education, which is why the announcement that a fresh batch of famous faces are joining the cast is such exciting news.
From its no-nonsense, open and inclusive attitude to sex, to its idyllic countryside setting - and essentially everything Gillian Anderson ever does — it's fast become one of the nation's most beloved programmes.
Yesterday (September 25), Netflix announced that alongside the return of our favourite characters Otis, Maeve and Eric, a new swathe of recognisable faces will be joining the cast, including Jessa from Girls and Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter franchise.
Yes, that's right, Jemima Kirke — also known as the interminably enchanting Jessa in hit HBO series Girls (and Lena Dunham's childhood best friend) — will be appearing as headmistress Hope, a former Moordale student who returns to the school, determined to turn it back into the 'pillar of excellence' it once was.
SEX EDUCATION S3 CAST NEWS:— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) September 24, 2020
~@jemimakirke is joining as Moordale's new headmistress ‘Hope’
~Dua Saleh (@doitlikedua) is playing ‘Cal’, a student who clashes with Hope
~Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) is playing ‘Peter Groff’, Mr Groff’s more successful/less modest older brother pic.twitter.com/zkfGCm9hje
Alongside Kirke, Jason Isaacs (aka Lucius Malfoy) will star as Peter Groff — the more successful and arrogant older brother of former head teacher Mr. Groff — who has been putting him up since his marital separation.
Singer Dua Saleh is also joining the cast for her acting debut, playing Cal –a non-binary student who immediately clashes Hope’s fresh vision for the school.
When will we get to see the third season of Sex Education?
Since the first two series have both premiered in January, it's likely we'll have to wait until early 2021 to see the new cast in action, but we do know that the third season is currently being filmed now, after experiencing delays in production, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Season 2 saw the introduction of various new characters, like Anne-Marie Duff starring as Maeve's mum, Sami Outalbali as French student Rahim, Chinenye Ezeudu as Viv and George Robinson as Isaac, so we can't wait to see how the newest cast members will fit in.
The first two seasons of Sex Education are available to watch on Netflix now.
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