After two years of intimate confessions in the bathrooms trapped by ivy and of romantic and sexual relationships intertwined inside and outside the school, in Moordale the music is ready to change: just encourage sex, just allow students to exercise the right to be unique and to stand out from the crowd. The third season of Sex Education, available on Netflix starting at midnight on Friday 17th September, inaugurates a new course in history: the one that sees the protagonists facing a crossroads and an institution which, in order not to be crushed by a bad reputation, will transform itself from a place where to find advice into a fortress where errors are not allowed .
After the resignation of the principal Groff (Alistair Petrie), to occupy the heaviest chair of the school comes, in fact, Hope, played by the talented Jemima Kirke, determined to restore Moordale standards of excellence from its heyday before the rumor of “school of sex” is not completely out of control.
Along with the new principal’s personal crusade, however, the third season of Sex Education it also allows us to meet the protagonists again where we left them: Otis (Asa Butterflied), after attempting to reconnect with Maeve (Emma Mackey), is in a clandestine relationship with Ruby, the most snobbish and popular girl in school who will do anything to hide that she has a soft spot for the boy in front of her friends. Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) is, however, finally ready to live his story with Adam (Connor Swundells) in the light of the sun, even if the latter, who has completely cut off contact with his father, will struggle to accept all the consequences that a teenage coming out entails. In the meantime, however, Sex Education it goes further and puts us in touch with Moordale’s first non-binary student: it is Cal, played by the artist of Sudanese origin Dua Saleh |, the bearer of a frankness and a certain disregard for the rules that will make Jackson’s (Kedar Williams-Stirling) head spin.
The nice thing about Sex Education, however, is also that of parallel intertwining stories belonging to different generations: thus, together with Otis’s attempts to clarify his feelings for Meave and the existential drama of Lily (Tanya Reynolds), here is also the wonderful Jean (Gillian Anderson) struggling with her second pregnancy and wondering whether or not to involve Jacob (Mikael Persbrandt) in her new life. However, there will also be details on Groff’s new path, forced to ask for a hand from his brilliant and far from modest brother Peter (Jason Isaacs), and the tenderness of professors Colin (Jim Howick) and Emily (Rakhee Thakrar) , close to the big step. With great irony and intelligence, Sex Education proves, in the third season, that he is still in excellent health and of having made an effort to guarantee a solid and credible script, capable of giving the viewer some carefree hours which, in addition to relieving everyday problems, also have the power to make people think.