Asa Butterfield confirms time jump for ‘Sex Education’ season 3

The actor also says Otis has "grown up a bit and become slightly more sassy"

Sex Education star Asa Butterfield has teased new details about season three of the Netflix series, confirming there will be a time jump.

The actor, who plays the lead role of Otis Milburn in the hit series, also revealed that his character has “grown up a bit” in the new episodes.

“There’s a bit of a time-jump since the season two cliffhanger,” Butterfield told The Guardian. “Otis is back at school but he’s got different things on his plate. He’s grown up a bit and become slightly more sassy.

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“It’s been fun to portray his newfound charisma. Don’t worry, though, he’s still tragically awkward too.”

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Aimee Lou Wood, Emma Mackey and Asa Butterfield in ‘Sex Education’ season two. Credit: Netflix

The star also addressed speculation that Otis will have facial hair in season three, confirming that he has been wearing a fake moustache.

“We got snapped by paparazzi while filming and people have been freaking out about Otis having a moustache,” Butterfield explained.

“I can exclusively reveal it’s not real. It’s a stunt ’tache. And thankfully it doesn’t last the whole season. I don’t think anyone could bear looking at that thing for long.”

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Sex Education began production on its third season back in September following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, with filming originally slated for May. The show also put out a casting call for extras between the ages of 18 and 26 the month beforehand.

Season two dropped in January 2020, and in NME‘s four-star review, we wrote: “Though comedy often takes a back-seat in favour of thornier issues – this second season is far less lewd, sometimes to its detriment – Sex Education boasts enough moments of true hilarity to maintain pace.”

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