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Sex Education's Mr Groff Is 'Absolutely Up For A Season 4'

Simon Binns

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Sex Education's Mr Groff Is 'Absolutely Up For A Season 4'

One of the stars of hit Netflix show Sex Education says there should be a season four - 'and five and six'. And now Netflix has officially confirmed there is a fourth instalment on the way.

Alistair Petrie, who plays dethroned Moordale High head Mr Groff, said there was 'still so far for all the characters to go,' as the third instalment hit Netflix on 17th September.

The show, which tracks the love lives and ups and downs of the students - and associated grown ups - at the fictional high school, has become a huge success for the streaming platform.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

"It was a calculated gamble at the time because what the casting team did, quite brilliantly, was bring together incredibly talented people who, for one reason or another, might not have had the opportunity to be part of a show that big," he told LADbible.

"Before it first went out, I think some people felt nervous about it. But we knew how good the writing and the performances were. It was obvious we were on to something quite special."

Petrie said that no additional seasons had been ordered by Netflix - but he'd be up for doing more.

"How far can it go?" he said. "That's the question. There are so many stories to tell. I'd love to see a series, four - or five or six.

"I don't know if there have been phone calls or conversations. It's up to Netflix, but I believe they will (want to do more)."

Petrie also said he had an 'extra special' relationship with on screen son Adam - played by Connor Swindells. Such is their uncanny resemblance that some fans think they are related in real life. In fact, 'Is Mr Groff Adam's real dad' is one of Sex Education's most popular search terms.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

"Ha, really? That was funny. I can confirm that he's not my real son, although I do love him dearly. He's like an extra son to me. I have two boys but I really do consider Connor my third son.

"He's such an incredible talent. They cast him before they cast me, and I remember when we got together and read for the first time, everyone in the room was like: 'ah, ok, I think we've got something here'."

Petrie also addressed another popular fan question - just when is Sex Education set?

"It does get a lot of attention, that question," he said. "My response to it is, who cares? Yes, the costumes are very 80s, but they all have mobiles. Some things suggest one thing, then others suggest something totally different. I think the stories are the star. They're so good that you shouldn't really care when or where it's set. Go and watch something else if that's what bothers you!"

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Netflix

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