Sex Education is a coming-of-age series which follows a group of students as they start candid conversations about sex. The series made its debut on Netflix in January 2019 and it has been renewed for season three, which will air as planned in the near future. But data collected by CasinoCountdown has suggested the series may not have much of a future on the streaming platform.
Has Sex Education been cancelled by Netflix?
Sex Education follows the story of nervous student Otis Milburn (played by Asa Butterfield) whose mother Jean (Gillian Anderson) is a renowned sex therapist.
As a way of coping with his anxiety when it comes to sex, Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) set up a sex support service, offering their classmates some much-needed support.
The second season aired in January 2020 and the show has been renewed for season three, but CasinoCountdown’s data suggests the series has a 71 per cent chance of being cancelled by Netflix.
The data forms part of a Series Survival Scorecard, which looks at the likelihood of TV shows getting cancelled based on their similarities to other long-running series.
The criteria include duration, format and response from viewers. Data was collected from the SEO tool ahrefs, Google Trends and IMDb. CasinoCountdown says the figures were analysed “via a logistic regression model that yielded results with 74 per cent accuracy.”
But fans must take the figures with a pinch of salt as the much-loved comedy series will definitely be back for season three, despite the barriers caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In fact, in September 2020 Netflix UK and Ireland revealed production for the third season had finally started, after fans noticed a lack of development.
They posted a video of actress Anderson and her co-stars preparing for filming, and she is heard saying: “This is me preparing for Sex Ed. I’ve still got lockdown hair.”
Meanwhile Butterworth was debating what games to bring along, and he waves goodbye to his cats as he sets off for filming.
Connor Swindells, who plays Adam Groff in the series, gave fans a tour as he went for a costume fitting, and he tried on an Indiana Jones-themed costume.
In January 2019 Netflix revealed the series had been streamed by more than 40 million viewers within its first month on screen.
Season one received a 91 per cent approval rate as recorded by Rotten Tomatoes, whereas season two had an approval rating of 97 per cent.
With fans scoring the second season even higher than the first, there are very high hopes for season three. Judging by the approval ratings it is highly unlikely Netflix will cancel the series.
But one fan did raise the question on Twitter, saying: “How long till you guys U-turn and cancel s3 of this too?”
There was no response from the streaming platform, but fans can rest assured the series is staying put for the foreseeable future.
There has been no word on how many seasons the series is expected to run for, but Netflix should continue to commission new seasons as long as the viewership remains strong.
The critically-acclaimed show has been nominated for 12 awards over the years, including four BAFTAs and two MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Netflix tends to announce its cancellations and renewals each quarter, once results on viewership figures have been collected, and nothing has been mentioned so far about Sex Education.
On hearing the news that production had started on season three, one fan said on Twitter: “Good. Probably the best show that Netflix has produced!”
Fans recently had a shock when a fake tweet suggesting Margot Robbie was joining season three was revealed. The Sex Education star Mackey has been likened to the Suicide Squad actress, and a photoshopped picture indicated she was joining season three as Maeve’s sister.
Sex Education season 3 will air on Netflix
Published at Mon, 26 Oct 2020 20:41:27 +0000