Netflix will release the third season of “Sex Education” on Sep. 17.
Ringing in a new year, the eight-episode season will see Otis (Asa Butterfield) having casual sex, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam (Connor Swindells) calling it official and Jean (Gillian Anderson) getting ready to have a baby. Meanwhile, new headteacher Hope (“Girls” star Jemima Kirke) tries to improve Moordale’s academic standing, Aimee (Aimee-Lou Wood) discovers feminism and Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling) gets a crush.
Also joining the cast this season: Jason Isaacs as Peter Groff, Mr. Groff’s more successful older brother; Dua Saleh as Cal, a nonbinary student at Moordale; and Indra Ové, Elsie’s foster mum Anna. Laurie Nunn created the series, produced by Eleven, and serves as writer-exec producer.
Here are some first-look photos from Season 3:
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
BET Plus announced that the new sitcom “The Ms. Pat Show” will premiere on August 12. Based on Ms. Pat’s stand-up comedy and memoir of the same name, the series will follow a former convicted felon turned suburban mom and stand-up comedian, whose hustle and spirit were forged on the streets of Atlanta. She now finds herself in conservative middle America alongside her penny-pinching husband (J. Bernard Calloway), a struggle of a sister (Tami Roman) and two distinct sets of kids (Theodore Barnes, Briyana Guadalupe and Vince Swann) raised under very different circumstances. Anthony Hill serves as the showrunner, while Brian Grazer, Lee Daniels, Ms. Pat and Jordan E. Cooper will executive produce.
Pam Fryman will direct the pilot episode of Hulu’s “How I Met Your Father.” She will also serve as an executive producer on the “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff series. Over her career, Fryman has directed over 500 episodes of TV, including all but 12 episodes of “How I Met Your Mother’s” nine seasons.
Tinder won its first-ever Grand Prix in the Entertainment Lions category at Cannes 2021 for “Swipe Night.” Directed by Drake’s music video director, Karena Evans, the interactive four-part adventure took Tinder members on a ride of self-discovery and connection where at key points in the experience, they could swipe to move the story forward and see where it took them. Their choices affected who they matched with and what they might chat about once the journey ended.
OTT.X, OTT streaming ecosystem’s trade association, is now taking submissions for the second annual OTT.X Impact Awards. The program was created by and for the streaming industry to recognize those who are using video streaming to make a positive impact. Submissions run through Sept. 30, and nominations will be announced on Nov. 9 ahead of the Dec. 9 ceremony.
Tubi and TikTok will present a long-form nostalgia reunion on June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. Streaming on TikTok, host Brittany Broski will oversee live trivia and challenges that bring together fan-favorite stars of the ‘90s and ‘00s, including Marlon Wayans, Paris Hilton, Fran Drescher, Joey Lawrence and Lacey Chabert. TikTok creators Suede Brooks, Zach Lugo, Chunkysdead, Tre Clements, Wisdom Kaye and Rodney Lee will also be part of the event.
Jack Black will appear on the final episode of “Conan,” marking the end of Conan O’Brien’s 28-year legacy as a talk show host. Chris Pratt, Michael Cohen and the Isley Brothers & Snoop Dogg will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” while Jon Hamm, Ozuna and Rojo Perez will be on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will have on Robert Duvall, “Late Night With Seth Meyers” will feature John Cena, Kristen Schaal and Kristina Schiano, and Liam Neeson and Anthony Ramos will appear on “The Late Late Show With James Corden.
Part of the Directors Guild of America’s education and career-focused diversity and inclusion initiative, president Thomas Schlamme announced the DGA Mentorship Program’s newest graduating class. The program pairs aspiring TV directors with seasoned episodic television directors. The protégés are Abdul Malik Abbott, John P. Aguirre, Maureen Bharoocha, Anna Ramey Borden, Maria Burton, Alberto Belli Crifo, Devon Gummersall, Julie Herlocker, Michael Kang, Paolo Monico, Leena Pendharkar, Keith Powell, Jabbar Raisani, Drew Ann Rosenberg, Jason Shipman, Evan Silver, Gregg Simon, Javier Soto, Ian Truitner, Melanie Wagor and Alphonzo Wesson. Mentors include Allan Arkush, Mel Damski, Karen Gaviola, Melanie Mayron, Ed Ornelas and Bethany Rooney, among others.
“Today we shine a light on our graduating class for their talent, commitment and hard work – and extend our heartfelt gratitude to this exceptional group of accomplished mentors who dedicated so much of their time to teach, to listen, and to set their protégés up for success,” said Schlamme. “Seeking to build a career as an aspiring episodic television director in the middle of a pandemic couldn’t be more challenging, but every one of our graduates chose to take that time to further their education and development so that they can be ready for their moment.”