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‘Sex Education’ season 3 potentially delayed due to script rewrites

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused Sex Education season 3 to suspend production in May. The Netflix series could be further delayed because of the rewrites in its script.

Sex Education season 3 was among the victims of the COVID-19 production shutdown in March. It looks like the Netflix series could be further delayed because of script rewrites.

Series creator Laurie Nunn might have to do the rewrites due to the sensitive topics tackled in the Netflix production. The series, known for its intimate scenes between cast members, has to adhere to the UK’s strict social distancing guidelines.

The Netflix original series was previously scheduled to begin filming in May. The comedy-drama shot its past two seasons in the middle of the Wales summer season.

Sex Education is among the first batch of British shows that could resume production within the next months. The UK government has already lifted a filming ban instituted earlier in the summer.

Sex Education season 3 could begin production in August

In related news, it looks like Sex Education season 3 could start filming in August. The comedy series could be among the first Netflix show to shoot since the pandemic hit the country.

This will represent a radical calendar shift for Sex Education. The production notably relies a lot on the longer days of the Welsh summer.

According to Deadline, the series might quarantine actors and other performers before, during, and after shoots. A few members of the ensemble cast might also live together in neighboring apartment blocks while filming.

What to expect from the Netflix show’s third season

Sex Education became a massive hit for Netflix in its first two seasons. Because of this, fans have high expectations for the comedy series.

The main cast members of the series have confirmed that they will return. This includes the main trio of Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, and Ncuti Gatwa. Gillian Anderson, who plays Dr. Jean Milburn, will also be back for the third season.

Asa Butterfield on playing Otis

In Sex Education, Asa Butterfield plays Otis as the Netflix show’s lead star. He recently talked about his thoughts on inhabiting the character.


In a Vice interview, the Ender’s Game actor confessed that he did not expect the overwhelming response to the show. He always knew that the show was something special. But he did not expect that 40 million people would stream the series in its first month.

Sex Education season 3 will likely begin streaming on Netflix next year. In the meantime, fans of the show can stream the first two seasons on the streaming service.

Images courtesy of Netflix/YouTube Screenshot

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