Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood says sexual assault storyline will continue to impact season 3

The BAFTA-winning talent said she was "honoured" to tell the hard-hitting story.

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Aimee Lou Wood has confirmed that her Sex Education character’s powerful sexual assault storyline will be continued in the upcoming third season.

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The BAFTA-winning actor plays schoolgirl Aimee in the acclaimed comedy drama, close friend of Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve (Emma Mackey), who was the victim of an assault on a public bus during the second season.

This became a key plot point throughout the most recent batch of episodes, earning acclaim for its handling of a sensitive topic that will be painfully relevant to some viewers.

“Aimee’s storyline in season two, it’s continued, [and] it’s handled beautifully throughout season three as well,” she confirmed at a press conference following tonight’s Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2021.

“A lot of the messages I got when it came out were just so moving,” continued Lou Wood. “I think it really has helped people and I just feel honoured to have been a part of that.”

Sex Education fans are desperate to get their hands on the next instalment, which has faced a substantial delay due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second season ended on a major cliffhanger and the upcoming chapter could well do the same, according to a cryptic tease from Lou Wood.

“I think our costume designer said that the ending [of season three] is going to be a surprise and a bit shocking to everyone – so I can confirm that, that it will be!”

The third season finished filming in March 2021, but Netflix has yet to announce a date on which it will be available to stream.

Sex Education is available to stream on Netflix. Check out our guide to the best series on Netflix or the best movies on Netflix.

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