Yet another false viral posting spreading fast across the internet claiming that Sex Education Season 3 will be available on Netflix October 2021. Unfortunately, although it is possible that the series 3 will be available on Netflix October 2021, there has not been an official date.
Netflix Updates, which operates mostly on Facebook through the hashtag Netflix Diaries and Twitter, posted the post. They mostly post fan pictures of shows but occasionally they’ve been known to mock up a poster with dates to claim a show is coming out soon.
Here’s the current offending fake news post which states that season 3 is due out on Netflix in October 2021. The post is notably fake because it’s using the same assets from season 2 but that doesn’t seem to be stopping some from thinking it’s real.
Then, they link to NetflixLife, a fansite run by Fansided. They link specifically to the big Sex Education season 3 preview. In that preview, they don’t mention a specific release date rather saying:
“We’re anticipating this show could be back for season 3 as early as August or September and arrive as late as October 2021.”
What’s going on here then? Well, firstly it’s posted with the intention of going viral. But, the best part about collecting internet points is when you make some pennies. That’s what’s happening in this instance. If you look at the aforementioned NetflixLife link, there’s a small tag added to the end. This allows the person to make some extra money from traffic that's pushed to their site. It is also known as affiliate marketing.
What they’re hoping is that this goes viral enough to generate enough traffic through to that link which will then get them some money.
We are not blaming NetflixLife, but have reached out for their comment.
This account's last viral fake post was in February 2021, when Netflix made a comment. A November 2021 release date was teased by the poster. This Tweet can be embedded below. As of June 2021, however, it is still unknown when the premiere date for You season 3 will be. Again, this isn’t an unrealistic timeline, but still not yet confirmed by Netflix.
This tweet received close to 200k likes.
Of course, you could argue this is all harmless fun and nobody gets hurt but fake news is rife in entertainment news and it’s worth trying to combat it whenever you see it. We’d recommend reading up on how to avoid getting caught out by real and fake news through resources like this.
We’ll keep you posted when we do learn more about when Sex Education season 3 is set to come to Netflix right here on What’s on Netflix.