(This story contains spoilers throughout season three of Sex education.)
It’s time to say goodbye
Moordale secondary Cavendish sixth form college.
Netflix announced in July Sex educationThe upcoming fourth season would be the last. At the end of season three, Moordale Secondary was closed after the school’s acapella group and swing band performed “Fuck the Pain Away”, causing the school’s investors to withdraw all their funding. As a result, the students will have to find new schools, which leads the show’s lovable characters to Cavendish.
The fourth and final season of the hit drama picks up a few months after the end of the previous installment, featuring Otis (Asa Butterfield), Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), Aimee (Aimee-Lou Wood), Ruby (Mimi Keene), Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling), Viv (Chinenye Ezeudu) and Cal (Dua Saleh) start a new chapter at a new school.
Meanwhile, in America, Maeve (Emma Mackey) studies with esteemed author Thomas Molloy, played by Emmy winner Dan Levy; Jean (Gillian Anderson) is adjusting to the arrival of a new baby; and Adam (Connor Swindells) explores options outside of regular school.
The final season also introduces a slew of new faces, including Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James, Reda Elazouar, Bella Maclean and Imani Yahshua, as well as Hannah Gadsby, Thaddea Graham, Lisa McGrillis, Marie Reuther, Jodie Turner-Smith and Eshaan Akbar .
The news that Sex education wouldn’t return for a fifth season coming on the heels of a few cast members – like Gatwa and Mackey, who co-starred in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie – announcing that they were ready to move on from the show and explore other roles.
Below, The Hollywood Reporter provides an overview of everything there is to know about the latest run of Sex education before season four releases in full on Netflix.
When will Sex education Season 4 being released?
Sex education returns for its fourth and final season on September 21, when all eight episodes arrive on Netflix. This season will be the final episode focusing on Otis, Maeve, Eric and their Moordale colleagues, as creator Laurie Nunn explained in a heartfelt note announcing the end of the series, that she’s taking a break from the world she has created and thinks about other things. . However, she isn’t opposed to returning in some way, shape or form later. “Mordale is a very rich world, and writing about teenagers is always a lot of fun,” she told Netflix Tudum. “So I think there’s always potential to explore more in that world.”
Who’s who in the cast?
Fans of the Netflix series will be happy to see the return of some of their favorite characters, along with some new faces. Returning cast members include Asa Butterfield (Otis), Gillian Anderson (Jean), Ncuti Gatwa (Eric), Aimee-Lou Wood (Aimee), Emma Mackey (Maeve), Connor Swindells (Adam), Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson), Mimi Keene (Ruby), George Robinson (Isaac), Chinenye Ezeudu (Vivienne), Dua Saleh (Cal), Alistair Petrie (Michael) and Samantha Spiro (Maureen).
Some of the biggest names joining the cast for the final outing include Dan Levy, who returns to TV since the Emmy-winning final series of Schitts Creek – And Queen & Slim‘s Jodie Turner-Smith. Other new faces include Hannah Gadsby, Thaddea Graham, Marie Reuther, Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James, Imani Yahshua, Lisa McGrillis, Reda Elazouar and Bella Maclean.
On the other hand, a few well-known characters will not be attending Cavendish Sixth Form College with their fellow students. Ahead of the final season, Patricia Allison (Ola), Tanya Reynolds (Lily), and Simone Ashley (Olivia) announced that their time on the show was over.
“It’s just the natural progression of these shows,” Reynolds said RadioTimes of leaving the show. “When you have such large ensemble casts and so many characters, I think you have to let some of the older characters go to make way for newer ones, which is absolutely the right thing to do, as it should be done.”
Allison explained that her departure from the show was due to scheduling conflicts. “I absolutely loved being there Sex education so, so much, and playing Ola,” she said on Capital Xtra’s breakfast show in July. “But unfortunately I won’t be joining the team for season four.”
Why is Sex education End?
Showrunner Laurie Nunn announced in July that the fourth season would be the last, noting that a lot had changed since they first started the show in 2017 from a writers’ room above a sex shop.
“We wanted to create a show that would answer some of the questions we all had about love, sex, friendship and our bodies,” she wrote in a letter on social media. “Something that would make our inner teenagers feel a little less alone. It has been overwhelming to see how the show has connected with people around the world, and we hope it has made some of you feel a little less alone.”
She explained that it was not an easy decision to end the series now, but it became clear that this was the right time to say goodbye and said that they were proud of the writers, cast and crew, who put so much into the storyline of the last season.
“Saying goodbyes is the worst,” she concluded, “but let’s celebrate all the good times we’ve had.”
Prior to Nunn’s announcement, some cast members, including Ncuti Gatwa and Emma Mackey, indicated their willingness to move on. Sex education. Gatwa said it before that he felt the cast had “outgrown” the show. He added: “We gave it everything.” Mackey echoed his sentiments and was telling Hungry that she would not return if the show continued beyond season four.
“Sex education is so memorable as a concept, as a show, and the cast is phenomenal,” she said. “I really care about them all, and I have made friends for life. But the bittersweet part is that I can’t be 17 my whole life either.”
What is season 4 about?
Season four begins a few months after the closure of Moordale Secondary at the end of the third season. Maeve is in America studying at Wallace University, while Otis, Eric, Ruby, Aimee, Jackson, Viv, Cal and other Moordale students have transferred to Cavendish Sixth Form College – a very different school to what they were used to.
“Cavendish is a culture shock for all Moordale students – they thought they were progressive, but this new college is on another level,” the logline reads. “There is daily yoga in the communal garden, a strong sustainability atmosphere and a group of children who are popular because they are… nice?!”
At home, Otis gets used to the fact that he is no longer an only child, and at school he is no longer the only sex therapist around. “Otis starts at Cavendish and quickly realizes that his ambition to start an ethical new sex therapy clinic has been thwarted because there is already a talented sex therapist on campus named O,” Nunn shared. Tudum. “This will be the catalyst for Otis’ journey in season four.”
Eric continues to struggle with his sexuality and faith, as he grows more confident in who he is, and the reality that he and Otis are just not that close anymore. He will also have some mystery scenes with Jodie Turner-Smith, who previously announced she would be joining the show’s final season, and all of her scenes are with Gatwa’s Eric.
Aimee is single for the first time in a while and no longer has her best friend around. ‘She’s at this new school and she has no friends,’ Aimee Lou Wood, who plays Aimee on the show, told earlier Rush. “But what’s so amazing is that Aimee finds something that connects her to herself through art.”
Maeve and Otis try to build a long-distance relationship, while she fulfills her dream of studying at the prestigious American university, under the tutelage of Dan Levy’s Thomas Molloy, a professor and famous author. Watch the trailer for season four below.
Sex education season four releases on Netflix Thursday, September 21.