The very popular British Comedy-drama series Sex Education will be back for yet another season. The series had it’s the second season this year in January 2020. And fans would be pleased to know that Netflix has announced a renewal for a third season.
Sex Education first came out with its first season in January 2019. The name itself attracted many viewers to the teen drama series. What was hoped to be a time pass for teenagers quickly gained attention for more than that?
The series met with universal acclaim both in the critical and commercial arena. From gathering over 40 million viewers within the first month to being lauded critics, the series met gold wherever it touched. Critics appreciated the way sex was depicted in the film.
Sex Education through its rather funny yet honest depiction showed that sex is not beautiful all the way, but can be awkward at times. It also handled the problems faced by teenagers, such as love in a mature manner.
The second season came out a year later in January 2020. This, too, met with not the same but even better success. The ratings jumped from 91% to 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and from 79 to 82 on Metacritic. Apart from just giving justice to the title and adding humor, the series did well, providing an emotional flair to it. This made it stand apart from the rest of the teen dramas.
The cast led by Asa Butterfield ( Otis Milburn), Emma Mackey ( Maeve Wiley), Ncuti Gatwa(Eric Effiong) did an outstanding job. Emma Mackey’s performance has been widely acclaimed. Asa, who plays the protagonist Otis, handled the transformation from a socially awkward teenager to someone who starts giving advice on sexual advice in an excellent manner.
Owing to the success of the second season, Netflix had no hesitation in announcing the renewal. Following the usual pattern, the third season should have been here by January 2021. But, the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic has ensured that it won’t happen.
The filming will only commence once the situation is totally under control. This means that we will have to wait a lot more to see how Otis and Maeve will get together. They have hidden their feelings long enough, and the fans are dying to see they both ending up together.
How season 2 ended does place a roadblock, but we guess it will be sorted out in the next season. Or Will it be?