What Sex Education's Cast Is Doing Next | Screen Rant

Sex Education season 3 is currently streaming on Netflix, and here’s what the cast is doing next. The British series first premiered in January 2019 and has been a hit on the streaming service ever since. The story initially begins when Otis Milburn and Maeve Wiley start a sex clinic at school, giving the students advice in exchange for money. However, the story of Sex Education has grown beyond the scope of its initial premise, exploring several other characters that have become a major part of the ensemble cast. 

Some of the actors in Sex Education had established careers before joining the cast of the show. For others, the series was their first major role — Dua Saleh’s turn as Cal in season 3 being an example. Netflix announced the renewal of Sex Education, which will be back for season 4 in what might be its final season (though that has yet to be confirmed). In the interim, the cast is busy filming, or preparing to film, other films and TV shows. 

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Fans might have to wait a while before season 4 of Sex Education releases to Netflix. However, there are plenty of projects to look forward to from the cast of the show. Here is what the main cast members (those with confirmed project announcements) of Sex Education are up to following the conclusion of season 3.

The actor, who has starred in Amazon’s Hunters and Ender’s Game, will next be seen in Flux Gourmet alongside Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie. The film, which is in post-production and will be out in 2022, follows a group of people at a culinary institute where they must contend with a lot of issues. Butterfield will also voice a character in Watch the Skies, an animated film about an alien and his human friends. Busy as ever, the actor will also star in The Liar, which is based on the novel by Stephen Fry and in the political drama College Republicans alongside Logan Lerman and Kristen Forseth, and the horror-thriller CURS>R, which is expected in 2022.  

Known best for her role in The X-Files and, more recently, Netflix’s The Crown, Gillian Anderson will next star in season 2 of the Hulu series The Great, airing November 19, 2021, and White Bird: A Wonder Story, a biographical drama set during World War II. Anderson is also set to voice Captain MacLaren in the Squadron 42 video game, and will star as Eleanor Roosevelt in the upcoming TV series The First Lady, which is set to premiere on Showtime at some point in 2022.

Emma Mackey made a splash playing Maeve Wiley in Sex Education and her next major role is set to be Jacqueline de Bellefort in Death on the Nile, a crime mystery directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the novel by Agatha Christie. The film was already completed, but faced a number of delays due to the global pandemic. Also starring Gal Gadot, Rose Leslie, and Annette Bening, the film will be released in February 2022. Mackey is also set to star in Emily, a biographical novel about the English novelist Emily Brontë. The actress is playing the titular role. Emily is in post-production and has not been given a release date yet. 

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The actor is currently appearing as Lt. Simon Hadlow in the BBC series Vigil, which premiered September 29, 2021. In addition to Sex Education season 4, Connor Swindells will next star as David Stirling in SAS: Rogue Heroes, a TV mini series about the creation of the special forces, alongside Game of Thrones’ Alfie Allen. The series does not yet have a release scheduled, but will likely air at some point in 2022. 

Alistair Petrie is a seasoned actor who has appeared in a plethora of well-known films, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Rush, and Hellboy. Petrie, who plays former Headmaster Michael Groff in Sex Education, will next star as Reverend Richard Jones in the TV mini series Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, which will be out in 2022. He’s also been cast as Dick Lewis in the film Now & Then, which is currently in pre-production and does not yet have a release date.

Aimee Lou Wood will next star in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, a biographical drama about the titular illustrator (played in the film by Benedict Cumberbatch. Wood plays Claire in the film, one of Louis Wain’s younger sisters. The film will have a limited theatrical release on October 22 and will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on November 5, 2021. Wood will also appear in Living alongside Bill Nighy. The film, which is an adaptation of the Japanese film Ikiru, follows Nighy’s Mr. Williams after he contracts an illness in 1950s London. The film is in post-production and its release date is currently unknown. 

In Sex Education, Tanya Reynolds plays the eccentric Lily, but the actress has been in several other projects outside the Netflix series, including Outlander. Reynolds will next appear in an episode of the series Dodger, as Maria in the short film Everybody Dies… Sometimes, as Jeanie and Lyla in the short X to X and Second Skin. The former two short films will be released October 11, 2021 and October 21, 2021, respectively. Second Skin is only in pre-production and has no release date yet.

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Mikael Persbrandt has a number of acting credits to his name, having appeared in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Aside from Sex Education, Persbrandt will next star in the TV mini series The Unlikely Murderer, a crime drama about a man who claims to have been a witness to an assassination of Sweden’s prime minister. The series will be available to stream on Netflix beginning November 5, 2021. The actor will also be in an episode of The Kingdom, out in 2022, and will star as Franz in Sophie’s War, which is currently in pre-production. 

Patricia Allison, who plays Ola Nyman in Sex Education, will next voice the character of Butterfly in the animated comedy film Superworm. She’ll join a fantastic cast, which includes Olivia Colman as the narrator and Doctor Who’s Matt Smith as the titular character. Fans should also expect Allison to reprise her role in season 4 of Sex Education.  

Chinenye Ezeudu will likely be back in Sex Education season 4. In the meantime, however, fans will likely get to see the actress as Chinen in The School for Good and Evil, which follows a group of students who arrive at the titular school to become either heroes or villains. The film is directed by Paul Feig and also stars Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, and Laurence Fishburne. It’s set to be released at some point in 2022. Ezeudu will also star as Swiss Jesus in Silent Roar, which is currently filming and is about a surfer contending with grief after his dad dies.

Sami Outalbali will next be seen as Ahmed Ouannas in A Tale of Love and Desire, about a French Algerian who falls in love with a Tunisian woman. The film is currently making the rounds at film festivals, though it doesn’t yet have a theater release date yet. In addition, Outalbali will star in the French thriller Novembre, which is about the 2015 Paris attacks. The latter film is in pre-production. 

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George Robinson was introduced as Isaac in Sex Education season 2 and became a staple of the series, shifting from antagonist-like character to a sympathetic figure in season 3. Elsewhere, Robinson’s next project will be in the TV series Dalgliesh, which is about the titular character’s career as a mystery-solving detective. The series is adapted from the novels of author P.D. James. Robinson stars as Henry Cardwardine in an episode, which begins airing November 1, 2021.

Simone Ashley may have the highest-profile role thus far following Sex Education season 3. Ashley was cast to play Kate Sharma in season 2 of Bridgerton. Kate will be the primary love interest for Anthony, the eldest of the Bridgerton siblings. A first look clip was released, showcasing Kate’s exchange with Anthony, but a season 2 release date has not yet been announced. Ashley will follow that up with the animated short film Bulldog, in which she will voice the character of Lori. 

Rakhee Thakrar, who plays English teacher Emily Sands, has big things coming up. The actress will appear in two TV shows: as Maya in Rules of the Game, which was recently announced, and as Bel Richmond in Karen Pirie, a crime drama. But perhaps most exciting is Thakrar’s role in Wonka, which will follow the adventures of a young Willy Wonka. The film, which is currently filming, also stars Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, and Rowan Atkinson. It’s expected to release in theaters in 2023. 

As Colin Hendricks, a teacher at Moordale, Jim Howick shows off a goofier side. Aside from Sex Education, Howick can currently be seen in the TV series Hollington Drive, a thriller that premiered on ITV September 29, 2021. Howick plays DS Parks, a detective called in to investigate a missing persons case. It's a far cry from the role of Colin, that's for sure.

Outside of being an actress, who is most notable for having starred in Girls, Jemima Kirke is also a painter. But she hasn’t left her acting career behind and, following her turn as Moordale’s new Headteacher Hope Haddon in Sex Education season 3, Kirke will next star in the Hulu series Conversations with Friends. She’ll star as Melissa in all 12 episodes of the drama, which is based on the book by Sally Rooney. The show is expected to premiere at some point in 2022.

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