Monday, November 29, 2021

Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ Adds Jason Isaacs, Jemima Kirke, and Dua Saleh for Season 3

The Netflix original series Sex Education has added three new cast members to its ranks. Deadline has announced that Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter franchise), Jemima Kirke (Girls), and Dua Saleh (singer/songwriter) will join season 3 of the British teen dramedy show. Saleh will hold a recurring role, while Isaacs and Kirke are set to guest star.

Isaacs will step into the role Peter Groff, the older brother of Mr. Groff (Alistair Petrie) who’s more successful and not quite modest. The upcoming season will see Mr. Groff living with Peter after the fallout of his separation. Kirke will be new headmistress and Moordale alumna Hope, who plans to return the school to its former glory and standard of excellence. Saleh will make their acting debut in season 3, helming the role of Cal, a non-binary student who clashes with Hope’s vision for Moordale.

Sex Education follows Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), a teenage boy who must deal with his own budding and awkward sexuality and life with a mother (played by Gillian Anderson) who’s a sex therapist. Season 1 followed Otis as he teams up with his fellow classmate Maeve to run a sex therapy clinic at school. In season 2, Otis learns (well…tries to, anyway) how to better navigate his urges to further his relationship with his new girlfriend. Meanwhile, his friendship with Maeve is also awkward and tense. The series also stars Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Aimee Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Alistair Petrie, Tanya Reynolds, and Patricia Allison.

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Season 3 is set to premiere in 2021. Watch seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix.

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