«Sex Education» New Non-Binary Character Cal

Dua Saleh

Three seasons in, and «Sex Education» is still finding new terrain to explore.

This year, that includes introducing a non-binary student, Cal. «In the writers’ room, we discussed what parts of the LGBTQ spectrum we hadn’t addressed in the show yet, and Cal’s character was a natural extension of that discussion», says series creator Laurie Nunn. «We knew they’d bring a new perspective to the show, and we worked very closely with non-binary consultants to make sure we were approaching that narrative with authenticity».

That included casting a non-binary actor, newcomer Dua Saleh, in the role. «Sex Education» returns on September 17 on Netflix.

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