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Sex Education's Asa Butterfield teases major Otis differences in season 3

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 17/01/2021 Louise McCreesh
Asa Butterfield standing in a room: Sex Education star Asa Butterfield, who plays Otis Milburn on the Netflix drama, has teased major differences for his character in Sex Education season 3. © Netflix Sex Education star Asa Butterfield, who plays Otis Milburn on the Netflix drama, has teased major differences for his character in Sex Education season 3.

Sex Education spoilers follow

Asa Butterfield has teased major differences for his character in Sex Education season 3.

The actor plays Otis Milburn in the Netflix show, which will return for its third season later this year following a coronavirus pandemic-related production delay.

Sex Education season 2 saw Otis lose his virginity to an unexpected person and finally admit his feelings for Maeve (Emma Mackey) and speaking recently, Asa teased Otis will be more "grown up" and "sassy" this time around, while also sporting facial hair — though not for the entire season.

He also confirmed season 3 will kick off with a time-jump.

Asa Butterfield et al. that are looking at the camera: Sex Education netflix © Jon Hall/Netflix - Netflix Sex Education netflix

Related: Netflix gives major Sex Education season 3 update

"There's a bit of a time-jump since the season two cliffhanger," Asa told The Guardian.

"Otis is back at school but he's got different things on his plate. He's grown up a bit and become slightly more sassy. It's been fun to portray his newfound charisma. Don’t worry, though, he’s still tragically awkward too."

He added: 'We got snapped by paparazzi while filming and people have been freaking out about Otis having a moustache. I can exclusively reveal it's not real.

"It’s a stunt 'tache and thankfully it doesn't last the whole season. I don't think anyone could bear looking at that thing for long."

Asa Butterfield et al. that are looking at the camera: Otis and Jean, Sex Education © Sam Taylor/Netflix Otis and Jean, Sex Education

Related: Sex Education's Gillian Anderson discusses future of the show beyond season 3

The comments follow Gillian Anderson discussing Sex Education's future beyond season 3.

They also follow the third season going back into production in September.

Sex Education season 3 will air later this year on Netflix.

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