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Will There Be A Sex Education Season 4?

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Will There Be A Sex Education Season 4?

Now that Sex Education season three has dropped and been binge-watched, fans are praying there'll be a fourth instalment of Moordale drama.

The hit series from Netflix saw 40 million households tuning in for season one.

What is Sex Education on Netflix about?

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The show stars Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn, a typically sex-obsessed teenager who goes to Moordale Secondary School,and Gillian Anderson as his embarrassing sex-therapist mum.

Otis and his mate set up an underground sex education club at school, where members discuss their sexual mishaps and learn all sorts of life-lessons in often hilarious and embarrassing ways.

Gillian Anderson as Otis' mum in Sex Education (Credit: Netflix)
Gillian Anderson as Otis' mum in Sex Education (Credit: Netflix)

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Sex Education season 3 recap

Season three of the hit comedy-drama series had a lot of loose ends to tie up from the season two finale. Otis finally declared his love for Maeve - only to have the voicemail deleted by newcomer Isaac, and Jean fell pregnant. Jackson and Viv made up and reaffirmed their friendship and Maeve found out her mum is using drugs again and reported her to child services. Meanwhile, Adam got on stage during a theatre production and told Eric how he felt, breaking Rahim's heart in turn.

As well as revealing what happens with all of those situations, three new characters were introduced to Sex Education for season three - Headmistress Hop Haddon, played by Jemima Kirke; non-binary student Cal, played by Dua Saleh; and Peter Groff, played by Jason Isaacs.

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Hope Haddon was determined to restore Moordale, her old school, to its former glory and fans - like Cal - weren't happy about it.

Speaking to The Guardian, Asa Butterfield said of the show that this term, "Otis is back at school but he's got different things on his plate. He's grown up a bit and become slightly more sassy. It's been fun to portray his newfound charisma. Don't worry, though, he's still tragically awkward too."

Otis and Maeve experience more relationship ups and downs throughout the series. By the end of season three, Maeve choses going to America to take part in a writing programme over Otis. Meanwhile, The finale also teases that Jakob may not be the father of Jean's baby, Eric and Adam break up and there's a developing storyline with Jackson and Cal.

So just like season two, there are lots of loose ends to tie up at the end of season three, making season four look like a matter of when, rather than if.

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Sex Education season 4 release date

Nothing has been announced by Netflix yet, so at this stage, any talk of season four being released is no more than speculation.

With Sex Education season three coming out in September this year, we'd expect that season four would come out in 2023 at the earliest.

Sex Education's Otis (Credit: Netflix)
Sex Education's Otis (Credit: Netflix)
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With all this said, Sex Education is one of the few Netflix Originals that achieve huge cultural success. Netflix is well-known to cancel even successful shows after just two seasons, but with Sex Education already into season 3 it's a strong sign that Netflix will continue to invest in the show.

Once a show gets past that second season, it can run and run like Stranger Things.

Sex Education season 4 trailer

As a fourth season is yet to be announced, we're way off seeing a trailer at the moment.

Have a look at the teaser for season three though, which features headmaster Groff announcing the arrival of season three and its beloved Moordale students' returning.

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Sex Education season 4 cast

If there was to be a season four, we'd almost certainly see the return of the following regular fixtures of the TV show:

  • Asa Butterfield as Otis
  • Ncuti Gatwa as Eric
  • Gillian Anderson as Jean, Otis' mum
  • Emma Mackey as Maeve
  • Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee
  • Connor Swindells as Adam
  • Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson
  • Patricia Allison as Ola
  • Tanya Reynolds as Lily

With headmaster Groff being sacked at the end of season two and the new headmistress Hope (Jemima Kirke) stepping in at the start of season three, we're not sure if headmaster Groff (Alistair Petrie) would return for season four.

Sex Education cast (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)
Sex Education cast (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)

Then again, we are introduced to his brother, Peter, played by Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs in season three, so who knows - they could both be back in season 4.

We're also likely to see more of the new student Cal who started at Moordale in season three. Cal is a non-binary student played by Dua Saleh, a gender-non-conforming songwriter and recording artist.

Sex Education season 3 (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)
Sex Education season 3 (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)

As for the other characters who could come back in season four, there's:

  • Simone Ashley as Olivia
  • Mimi Keene as Ruby
  • Chaneil Kular as Anwar
  • Chris Jenks as Aimee's boyfriend, Steve
  • Rakhee Thakrar as Miss Sands
  • Jim Howick as Mr Hendricks
  • Mikael Persbrandt as Ola's dad, Jakob
  • Samantha Spiro as Maureen, Adam's mum
  • Hannah Waddingha, as Jackson's mum, Sofia
  • Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Roz
  • James Purefoy as Otis' dad, Remi.
The girls of Sex Education (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)
The girls of Sex Education (Credit: Instagram/sexeducation)

We'll let you know more as soon as we get an update from Moordale.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/sexeducation

Topics: Sex Education, TV and Film, Netflix

Laura Sanders
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