Sex Education season 4 confirmed – everything we know so far
Love is not dead, just waiting, in Sex Education season 4. Netflix has ordered another installment of the British comedy, announced by actors Ncuti Gatwa (Eric) and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson) during the streamer’s TUDUM event last weekend.
Season 3 was just released on September 17, but Netflix wasted no time in renewing the popular series. The final ended with quite a few dangling threads. Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) ended his affair with Ruby (Mimi Keene), then he and Maeve (Emma Mackey) finally confessed their feelings for each other. But a new hurdle stands in the way of their relationship: Maeve studies abroad in the United States
The lives of all the students are set to change after their protest against Principal Hope Haddon (Jemima Kirke) resulted in the closure of Moordale High. Where will Otis and his friends go for their final year?
Here’s everything we know so far about Sex Education Season 4.
Sex Education season 4 release date speculation
Netflix confirmed the renewal of Season 4 of Sex Education on September 25, during its TUDUM global event. Watch the announcement video below:
As for the possible release date of season 4 of Sex Education, it should be at the end of 2022. The series is scheduled one season per year. Season 1 was dropped in January 2019, Season 2 in January 2020, Season 3 debuting in September 2021 due to production delays due to a pandemic.
We’re assuming the Sex Education Season 4 release date is around a year later, so fall 2022.
Sex Education Season 4 Casting
While the casting for Sex Education season 4 has yet to be confirmed, we expect all of the major cast to return. This list is edited by Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn and Gillian Anderson as her mother, Dr Jean F. Milburn.
Other cast members who may return include:
- Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley
- Patricia Allison as Ola Nyman
- Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong
- Connor Swindells as Adam Groff
- Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee Gibbs
- Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson Marchetti
- Tanya Reynolds as Lily Iglehart
- Mimi Keene as Ruby Matthews
- Chaneil Kular as Anwar
- Simone Ashley as Olivia Hanan
- Dua Saleh as Cal Bowman
- Alistair Petrie as Michael Groff, Adam’s father and former director of Moordale
- Jemima Kirke as Hope Haddon, former director of Moordale
- James Purefoy as Remi Milburn, Otis’ father and Jean’s ex-husband
- Mikael Persbrandt as Jakob Nyman, Ola’s father and Jean’s partner
- Anne-Marie Duff as Erin Wiley, Maeve and Sean’s Missing Mother
Sex Education Season 4 Story
Before we get into the possible storylines of Season 4 of Sex Education, let’s recap how Season 3 ended.
Otis and Maeve eventually admitted their feelings for each other, but their budding relationship was put on hold when Maeve left for a multi-month study program in the United States.
Jean gave birth to baby Joy, but she, Otis, Ola and Jakob may not be one big happy family after receiving the shocking results of the paternity test. Jakob may not be the father after all!
After attempting an official relationship, Eric broke up with Adam, whom he cheated on during his trip to Nigeria. Adam was ready to forgive him, but Eric doesn’t want to be tied down.
And in the biggest development of all, the student protest against Principal Hope worked – she was fired – but they learned that Moordale’s investors sold the school.
In Sex Education season 4, they’ll have to find a new school, which is particularly upsetting for Otis and others who are starting their final year.
We also expect to see how Otis and Maeve’s relationship is doing while she studies abroad in the United States. Can they work remotely? Meanwhile, once the paternity test results are revealed, it will be interesting to see what happens to Jean and Jakob and their co-parenting partnership.
Eric’s breakup with Adam also apparently allowed the latter to bond with (and possibly more) Eric’s other ex, Rahim. Love triangle alert! Then there’s the friendship that develops between Cal and Layla, who are both non-binary. Could it become a romance?