The third season of Sex Education premiered on Netflix in September 2021. Fans had to wait a super long time for the new season because of the pandemic.
Now we’re pretty far into 2022 and we still don’t have a lot of information to go on about Sex Education season 4, but recent announcements have helped us figure out more about the new season and what we might be able to expect, plus when it might finally release!
Recently, we learned that the fourth season would finally start filming soon and we also know a little more about the cast for the new episodes.
Is Sex Education season 4 the final season?
Sex Education season 4 could be in the last season of the Netflix show, but that has not been announced yet. Netflix usually keeps its teen shows around for four seasons (if they make it that far).
If Sex Education season 4 is not the final season, we would expect that there could be several cast members leaving the Netflix original series and moving on to other projects.
Sex Education release updates
Filming for the fourth season was expected to start earlier this year, but that didn’t come to pass. The good news is, that in July 2022, Asa Butterfield revealed that filming on the new season would be starting very soon, per Discussing Film.
It looks like filming will be starting by the end of the month or August. If that does happen, then we can probably anticipate seeing Sex Education by summer 2023, maybe earlier, but it’ll depend on how filming goes. Once filming wraps, it’s much easier to get an idea for a possible release date.
Sex Education season 4 cast
Expect to see some changes when Sex Education returns. Bridgerton star Simone Ashley has opted not to return for season 4. She played Olivia on the series and announced that she would not be returning during a visit to ITV’s This Morning.
Then in early July, Patricia Allison revealed she would also be exiting the series after three seasons. Allison played Otis’s friend Ola for three seasons.
Besides Ashley and Allison, other main cast members like Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa and Emma Mackey are expected to return, although Mackey and Gatwa have been busy filming the upcoming Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie which might account for the hold-up on production getting going.
And speaking of Gatwa, he has recently been announced as the new Doctor Who, which is very exciting. That also might have caused some scheduling conflicts but reportedly filming for Doctor Who is set to wrap soon, allowing Gatwa to return as Eric in Sex Education. However, if the Netflix series is returned for a fifth season, it might be more challenging for Gatwa’s schedule to allow him to both shows.
Sex Education season 4 synopsis
Maeve is coming back from America at some point in season 4. The rest of the students will be moved to a different school, or an outside entity will buy Moordale. We’ll have to wait and see how that goes. I’m sure we’ll see more will-they/won’t-they with Otis and Maeve.
It will be really interesting to see what happens with Eric, Adam and Rahim. I think there’s something brewing with Adam and Rahim. We also will likely find out what’s going to happen with Jean, Jakob, Joy and Hope. We need to know who the father of Jean’s baby is!
FanSided Entertainment Team contributed to reporting on this article.