Netflix wants fans of its British teen comedy Sex education to “end up together” in the trailer for the show’s final season.
The two-and-a-half-minute first look at the fourth season teases a busy farewell for the series, which helped catapult or cement the careers of current and former stars including Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Simone Ashley and Asa Butterfield. Based on the Meat Loaf classic ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’, the trailer sees Butterfield’s Otis and Mackey’s Maeve grappling with the intricacies – including well-photographed nudes – of a long-distance relationship. she attends the prestigious American school, Wallace University.
You can also see Gatwa’s Eric realizing that his worries about him and Otis not being losers again may be overblown as he continues to embrace himself, encouraging other Moordale Secondary classmates to do so as well. And at home, Gillian Anderson’s Jean juggles a new baby, her job and an evolving relationship with Otis.
With a competitive sex therapist on the Cavendish Sixth Form College campus and a new progressive vibe – daily yoga, a focus on sustainability and a popular clique known for its friendliness – the whole Sex education The crew receives an education on what it means to try something new on the path to finding themselves. “Get your tissues ready,” Netflix teases. “Let’s finish together.”
While the trailer features a slew of familiar faces, it also teases the first look at Hannah Gadsby’s role alongside Anderson, and Dan Levy’s role as Maeve’s professor and a famous author.
Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Mimi Keene, George Robinson, Chinenye Ezeudu, Dua Saleh, Alistair Petrie, Samantha Spiro, Jim Howick, Rakhee Thakrar and Daniel Ings also lead the cast, alongside season four additions Lisa McGrillis , Marie Reuther, Jodie Turner Smith, Eshaan Akbar, Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James, Reda Elazouar, Bella Maclean and Imani Yahshua.
Sex education comes from creator Laurie Nunn, who also executive produces alongside Jamie Campbell, Ben Taylor and Clare Couchman. Callum Devrell-Cameron serves as series producer, with Rem Conway as producer. Dominic Leclerc, Michelle Savill and Alyssa McClelland direct the final season, with contributions from Troy Hunter, Krishna Istha, Selina Lim, Ethan Harvey, Annalisa Dinnella, Bella Heesom and Thara Popoola.
Sex education season four debuts on Netflix on September 21.