Season three can’t come quick enough 📺
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM
If you needed anymore convincing of how great Sex Education is, the announcement of three new cast members, including the show’s first Black, non-binary character, should be enough to get you on board. We’ve loved it since day one for it’s dedication towards inclusivity and representation, and season three looks set to take it one step further.
Gender nonconforming recording artist and songwriter Duo Saleh will be joining the cast in their acting debut as Cal, a non-binary student at Morale who instantly clashes with the new headmistresses vision for the school. The role will mark Dua’s acting debut, as well as the show’s first non-binary character.
In a statement shared with them., Dua commented that they are “excited to make my acting debut on such a groundbreaking show and elated for Sex Education to include me as an actual enby to portray a non-binary student. Trans representation is so important now and moving forward.”
Dua Saleh is a Minneapolis-based Sudanese-American artist whose artful blend of poetry, alternative rap, and moody electronic music prompted heavy industry buzz with their debut Nūr EP at the beginning of 2019. With a distinctive vocal style wavering between warm melodic singing and nuanced rap grit, Saleh’s first EP for the Against Giants label earned critical acclaim, setting the table for their highly anticipated 2020 follow-up, Rosetta Ep.
Former Girls star, Jemima Kirke, will also join the cast, playing former Morale student and new headmistress, Hope, who plans to turn Morale back into the pillar of excellence it’s always been.
Jason Isaacs is set to play new character Peter Groff, Mr Groff’s more successful and not very modest older brother, who Mr Groff has been staying with in the wake of his separation from Mrs Groff.