Girls Actress Jemima Kirke Will Be The New Headmistress In Sex Education Season Three

Jason Isaacs and Dua Saleh are also joining the cast.

Jemima Kirke

by grazia |
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Give thanks to the gods of streaming: Sex Education, one of our favourite comedies of recent years, has been confirmed for a third series. Meaning that we'll be heading back to Moordale, where we. can expect plenty more innuendo, hard-hitting storylines and, best of all, Gillian Anderson.

The series has also announced that Jemima Kirke, aka Jessa in Girls is going to be playing the school's new headmistress, Hope.

Jason Isaacs of Harry Potter and 'Hello to Jason Isaacs' fame will also join the cast as Peter Groff, Mr Groff's brother.

Dua Sale will play Cal, a student who clashes with Jemima's headteacher, Hope.

On February 10th, Netflix confirmed what we had been hoping for ever since the second season was released in January: a third, follow-up season has been greenest, and will go into production this year.

Headmaster Groff, played by actor Alistair Petrie, made the announcement in typical fashion:

We are more than a little relieved: in the fickle world of television, there's no such thing as a guarantee. But it did look like a safe bet. The series finale saw Otis and Maeve's friendship face something of a hurdle, as Otis - played by Asa Butterfeld - resolved to tell Maeve how he felt about her, only to have his hopes potentially dashed by a deleted voicemail.

The second series followed the trials and tribulations of Otis and Maeve, as well as series favourites Otis and Amy. Netflix is yet to announce the release date of the third series, but hopefully we won't have too long to wait.

Series creator Laurie Nunn had, until now, stayed quiet on a third series. 'We won't find out until after [series] two lands on the platform,' she told The Hollywood Reporter in January. 'But I think these characters ... they've got legs. I think I could do some more with them if we're given the chance.'

We can't wait for school to get back in session.

READ MORE: Sex Education's Emma Mackey: 'People Assume I Want To Talk About Sex Every Minute Of The Day'

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