'The Sex Lives of College Girls' Season 3: Everything We Know

Classes will be back in session at Essex soon.

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Fans of feel-good friendship shows and laugh-out-loud comedies know that The Sex Lives of College Girls is a must-watch. Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, the Max series follows four suitemates (Alyah Chanelle Scott, Amrit Kar, Pauline Chalamet, and Reneé Rapp) attending a New England college, as they navigate academics, campus politics, new friendships, and busy sex lives. Season 2 arrived in November 2022 to critical acclaim, with Max green-lighting season 3 before the finale even aired.

Fast forward several months, and both the dual Hollywood strikes and the surprising departure of a lead actor had fans speculating on the comedy's future. Read on for everything we know about The Sex Lives of College Girls so far, including when it could return.

When will 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' season 3 come out?

While Max hasn't officially announced a premiere date, it seems that the streamer is planning to air season 3 sometime in 2024. SLOCG was even included in the streamer's December 2023 sizzle reel, titled "The One to Watch in 2024."

As for filming news, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, who plays Lila, revealed in a post on X (formerly Twitter) that production for the season 3 premiere began last February. Shooting is well underway, too, as Max shared a video on Instagram of Chalamet, Kar, Scott, and Isorelýs Paulino on set and in costumes as their respective collegiate characters. In the fun clip, the foursome performed their own version of the looking-for-a-man-in-finance meme.

Both seasons 1 and 2 of SLOCG had their premieres in November (of 2021 and 2022, respectively), so hopefully, we could see the show's return as early as this fall.

two women (Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott) laugh while eating lunch, in 'the sex lives of college girls' season 2

Reneé Rapp as Leighton Murray and Alyah Chanelle Scott as Whitney Chase in The Sex Lives of College Girls.

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Which of the cast will return for 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' season 3?

When the season 3 renewal was announced in December 2022, it seemed that the show's four stars—Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott—were guaranteed to return for another season. But in June 2023, Deadline reported that Rapp had decided to leave the show. She's still set to appear in a handful of season 3 episodes to wrap up Leighton Murray's arc, though.

Rapp later also confirmed the news on Instagram.

"College Girls moved me out to L.A. and introduced me to some of my favorite people. Two and a half years later — it’s given me y’all and this community,” she wrote. “A lot of queer work gets belittled — but playing Leighton has changed my life. I love who I am 10x more than I did before knowing her. I hope she gave y’all a little bit of that too. She’s such a tiny part of representation but even the tiny parts count. I wouldn’t be half the person I am without her and y’all. I love that bitch more than you know. I’m so excited for this season and I can’t wait for you to see what we have coming for her and the girls.”

Alyah Chanelle Scott, Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur in 'the sex lives of college girls' season 2

Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott), Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet), and Bela (Amrit Kaur) walk through the quad at Essex in The Sex Lives of College Girls.

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Although Rapp won't be returning as a series regular, a handful of other cast members will be reprising their roles as usual. Max has officially confirmed Pauline Chalamet (Kimberly Finkle), Alyah Chanelle Scott (Whitney Chase), Amrit Kaur (Bela Malhotra), Christopher Meyer (Canaan Greene), Ilia Isorelys Paulino (Lila Flores), and Renika Williams (Willow) will all be back for more.

Which new cast members are joining 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' season 3?

On April 2, 2024, Deadline reported that Essex College will welcome a transfer student in season 3. Gracie Lawrence has joined the show's cast and will play new arrival Kacey. She is best known for co-fronting the soul-pop band Lawrence alongside her brother Clyde. On the acting side, she's also previously appeared in the Netflix film Moxie, and the TV shows Billions, One Dollar, and Younger.

Since welcoming Lawrence, SLOCG has continued building out its cast over the past few months, with Deadline reporting several more new additions. British actress Mia Rodgers will join the show as Taylor, a first-year international student studying at Essex College. Michael Hsu Rosen, who previously starred in the Netflix comedies Glamorous and Pretty Smart, will also play an Essex student.

In June, Deadline revealed four more new cast members will also be Essex students: Netflix alums Michael Provost (Insatiable, Fear Street Part Two: 1978) and Roby Attal (Haunting of Bly Manor, Partner Track), as well as Queen Sugar alum Devin Craig. Rounding out the group (and generating plenty of buzz on social media) is Ruby Cruz, who had a breakout role last year as Hazel in Bottoms.

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