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Rahim Plays a New Student in 'Sex Education' Season 2, but Don't Get Too Attached Just Yet

Chrissy Bobic - Author

Jan. 10 2020, Updated 12:55 p.m. ET

When Sex Education premiered on Netflix in 2019, it didn’t take long for viewers to fall for Otis, Eric, and Maeve. The show didn't necessarily need any new additions, but Rahim in Sex Education Season 2 is definitely going to have fans talking. He is the newest student at school and a transplant from France, so already, he has that going for him. But because he is obviously going to serve a much larger purpose, though, viewers may be wondering who Rahim is.

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When Season 1 left off, Eric was confused over his feelings for Adam and vice versa. Elsewhere, Aimee had fully moved on from Adam and Maeve and Otis’s friendship got a million times more complicated. She realized her feelings for him, but saw him kissing Ola. Jackson was still in love with Maeve and wasn't about to give up on that anytime soon. And overall, it’s still a big mess. Adding another character into the fold will likely complicate things further, but fans are here for the drama.

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Rahim in 'Sex Education' Season 2 could find himself in a love triangle.

Sex Education creator Laurie Nunn spoke to Pop Buzz ahead of the Season 2 premiere about where the show is headed and what fans can expect from the newest addition to the cast. She hinted at some tension between Adam, Eric, and Rahim, which could make things messier and more interesting at the same time.

"I'm attached to all of the characters,” Laurie said. “I sort of love them all equally, but Adam and Eric and Rahim. That's a lot of fun to watch for me. It's the one that brings me the most joy." Does that mean a love triangle is on the horizon just when it seems like Eric has found someone to be with?

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The actor who plays Rahim is French in real life too.

In the trailer for Season 2, someone gushes about the new French student and in real life, the actor who plays Rahim on Sex Education, Sami Outalbali, is also French. In fact, most of his other roles to date appear to be French TV shows or movies. And since Sami has only been acting on-screen for the past few years, it’s safe to say that Sex Education is his big break. It’s still unclear how long Sami will be on the show, but if he’s here to stay, Sex Education could help skyrocket his career.

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‘Sex Education’ might only last a couple more seasons.

When you find a new Netflix show to binge-watch in one sitting while you take limited bathroom breaks and power through it, shutting out the rest of the world, it’s a beautiful thing. But all of that is shattered if the show doesn't last beyond a few seasons. And unfortunately for fans, Laurie isn't so sure she wants to drag out Sex Education longer than she needs to, if only to preserve its integrity.

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"I always feel that teen shows should maybe stop before university," she told Pop Buzz. "Otherwise, you get [to] the point where people are 30 years old and they're playing teenagers." She did admit to already thinking of ideas for Season 3, though, should Sex Education be renewed for another season. But even if that happens, it looks like the plan is to take Otis and the gang through high school and end things on a high note.

Sex Education is available for streaming on Netflix.

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