Is 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' season 3 happening?

Will we be seeing Leighton, Bela and co. next semester in 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' season 3? Here's what we know

Will there be a 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' season 3? Reneé Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott HBO MAX The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 2 - Episode 9
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Will we see more hijinks out of Essex? Are we getting The Sex Lives of College Girls season 3?

Given that there's been some controversy recently with your favorite HBO Max titles being canceled last-minute and straight-up disappearing from the streaming platform (we'll remember you fondly, Minx), it's understandable why fans of The Sex Lives of College Girls might be worried about the future of their favorite collegiate foursome: Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet), Bela (Amrit Kaur), Leighton (Reneé Rapp) and Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott). 

But will the comedy series created by Mindy Kaling (Never Have I Ever, The Mindy Project) be back for a third season? Here's what we know so far. 

Will there be a 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' season 3?

Good news, class! The Sex Lives of College Girls was officially picked up for a third season on Wednesday, December 14, a day before the final two episodes of season 2 dropped on HBO Max. (The second season premiered on Thursday, November 17.)

“Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble continue to brilliantly capture the college experience in the most entertaining and relatable way,” said Suzanna Makkos, executive vice president of original comedy and adult animation at HBO Max, per Variety. “This series is the perfect balance of comedy, sex, curiosity, and chaos, and we can’t wait to see what the next season brings.”

Is there a 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' season 3 release date yet?

Seeing as how the third season of The Sex Lives of College Girls was only just greenlit, there is not yet an official release date. However, using some deductive reasoning, we can theorize when we're likely to see the show's third edition.

Both seasons 1 and 2 premiered in mid-November (November 18, 2021, for the first and November 17, 2022, for the second) and culminated their ten-episode runs five weeks later in December. So, if it were the betting kind, we would put money down that you'll be seeing the Essex crew again come November 2023.

Who will be in 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' season 3 cast?

We'll no doubt see more from our core four suitemates, played by Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott, given that they've been our series regulars since the first season. However, the sophomore season welcomed even more series regulars including Mitchell Slaggert, Mekki Leeper and Christopher Meyer, so it's possible that they'll be returning for season 3. 

"I'd love to come back because Jackson has so many layers to him, and that also goes into the writing with Justin [Noble], Mindy [Kaling], and others," Slaggert told POPSUGAR of his character, adding that he wants to expand on "who [Jackson] is and lean more into his quirks and how he's not a normal stereotype" next season. 

And given that it's a college-focused show, there are undoubtedly even more intriguing characters awaiting at classes, parties, the quad and all around campus, so we're expecting to see a few fresh faces next season, too. 

As for potential plotlines for season 3, Scott told POPSUGAR that she'd love a musical episode: "I know it's probably not likely, I just feel like it's necessary," she said. "But I want to see the girls sing. I want to see everyone do a little song and dance. Maybe that's the musical theater major in me, but I'm hopeful."

So are we!

The Sex Lives of College Girls season 2 is currently streaming on HBO Max, with the final two episodes airing on Thursday, December 15. 

Christina Izzo

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 

More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York

When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.