SEX Education’s Asa Butterfield has sent fans wild as he revealed the highly-anticipated series three release date for the Netflix hit.
The actor, 24 – who plays Otis Milburn in the comedy-drama – has told his 4.3m followers to “set your clocks” as it has been announced that the new season is due to hit our screens in THREE months time.
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Asa took to his Instagram Story to share a post from the show’s official page confirming that it will return on 17 September 2021.
He simply wrote: “Set your clocks. Check your socks.”
Sex Education – which can be watched on streaming service Netflix – became a huge hit when it first premiered back in January 2019.
It follows the lives of a group of teens who attend Moordale Secondary School and explores everything that they get up to inside and outside the school gates – which includes plenty of sex.
Asa plays protagonist Otis Milburn in the comedy[/caption]
Asa with his on-screen mum Gillian Anderson[/caption]
One boy in particular, socially awkward Otis Milburn, finds his adolescent years hard and is made ten times worse by his over the top mum, who is also a sex therapist.
Series one was streamed by over 40 million viewers in 2019, then a year later a second season was released at the start of 2020.
Netflix’s official Twitter page also shared the news earlier today.
Alongside a series of first look pictures from the show, they wrote: “We’re all getting the bus because Sex Education S3 is streaming 17 September!”
Kedar Williams-Stirling (left) will be back as Jackson Marchetti and Chinenye Ezeudu (right) will reprise her role as Viv[/caption]
Ncuti Gatwa (left) will be back on our screens as Otis’ best pal Eric[/caption]
Aimee Lou Wood (left) is back as the ditzy blonde of the series[/caption]
Since the news broke, fans have been sent into a frenzy, with most sharing their excitment on Twitter.
One wrote: “these are going to be the longest 3 months ever waiting for the new season.”
Another tweeted: “Dude – I’ve had such an off day today and to see this has literally made my week!”
A third added: “ITS F*****G HAPPENING!!!!!!”
Emma Mackey will be playing Maeve for another series[/caption]
Connor Swindells will be taking on the role of Adam again for the third time[/caption]
A fourth chimed in: “OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.”
A fifth commented: “I’m internally and externally SCREAMINGGG.”
From the snaps it looks like Asa and the rest of the cast will be reprising their roles.
Emma Mackey, 25, will play troubled Maeve Wiley, Ncuti Gatwa, 28, will return as Eric Effiong and Aimée Lou Wood, 26, will be Aimee Gibbs once again.
It won’t be long before Asa is back on our screens as Otis[/caption]
Emma Mackey has played Maeve since the first season[/caption]
Ncuti Gatwa has won a number of awards for his portrayal of Eric since 2019[/caption]
Fans were quick to point out Gillian Anderson’s character is missing from the promo pictures[/caption]
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Connor Swindells, 24, is back as Adam Groff and Kedar Williams-Stirling 26, will play alter-ego as Jackson Marchetti for another season.
However fans were quick to point out that Gillian Anderson – who plays Dr Jean Milburn – is nowhere to be seen in any of the shots.
One wrote: “WHERE IS JEAN???”
Another said: “SHOW US JEAN HELLO?????”
A third questioned: “FINALLY!! But where’s Jean?”
Watch the first episode of Sex Education series 3 on 17 September 2021 on Netflix