‘Sex Education’ Season 4: What We Know About the Cast, Plot, Release Date & More

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Ready your pens and notebooks, Sex Education fans, because class is about to be back in session.

If you’ve been watching the Netflix series religiously, then you already know that season three ended with quite a few cliffhangers—especially regarding the fate of Moordale Secondary School. Fortunately, the story won’t end there. Fans can expect to see Otis (Asa Butterfield), Maeve (Emma Mackey) and the rest of the gang in Sex Education season four. But when will the new season premiere? And who will be added to the cast? Keep scrolling for answers.

1. When Was Sex Education Season 4 Announced?

In September 2021, Netflix announced that the teen comedy would return for season four by posting a Moordale-themed announcement on the show’s Twitter account. However, the series didn’t resume production until August 2022, when Butterfield shared a behind-the-scenes pic from the set. On Twitter, he posted a snap of himself sipping from a mug in front of his trailer and wrote, “Guess who's back?”


2. What Is Sex Education Season 4 About?

According to the official synopsis on Netflix, Moordale students will have to adjust to a challenging new setting in the next chapter. The description reads, “Following the closure of Moordale Secondary, Otis and Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) now face a new frontier—their first day at Cavendish Sixth Form College. Otis is nervous about setting up his new clinic, while Eric is praying they won’t be losers again. But Cavendish is a culture shock for all the Moordale students—they thought they were progressive but this new college is another level.”

As for Maeve, she’s busy living her best life across the pond. The synopsis continues, “Over in the U.S., Maeve is living her dream at prestigious Wallace University, being taught by cult author Thomas Molloy. Otis is pining after her, while adjusting to not being an only child at home, or the only therapist on campus.”

All we can say is, we’re so ready for the new season.


3. Who Is in the Cast of Sex Education Season 4?

As expected, many of the cast—who have shot to fame as the show has progressed—will return. Asa Butterfield will reprise his role as Otis Milburn, and Gillian Anderson will return as his mom, Dr. Jean Milburn. Several other cast members have also been confirmed for season four, including Connor Swindells (Adam Groff), Aimee-Lou Wood (Aimee Gibbs), Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson Marchetti), Dua Saleh (Cal), Mimi Keene (Ruby), Chinenye Ezeudu (Viv), George Robinson (Isaac), Alistair Petrie (Michael) and Samantha Spiro (Maureen).

Even better, the series has a few new additions. Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy will join the cast as Maeve's tutor. Doctor Who’s Thaddea Graham, Anthony Lexa, Marie Reuther, Felix Mufti, Alexandra James, Reda Elazouar, Bella Maclean and Imani Yahshua will also appear in season four.

Unfortunately, Bridgerton actress Simone Ashley (Olivia) will not be returning for season four. Patricia Allison (Ola) and Tanya Reynolds (Lily) will also leave the cast.


4. What’s the Release Date for Sex Education Season 4?

A release date hasn’t been confirmed (at least not yet). But since production kicked off in August 2022, many believe that season four will premiere on Netflix sometime in the summer or fall of 2023. If it follows on the heels of season three, you can expect a September drop. (We’ll keep our eyes peeled for updates.)


5. Is There a Trailer for Sex Education Season 4?

Though filming for the fourth season wrapped in February 2023, Netflix hasn’t released a trailer yet. But when it does, you’ll be the first to know.

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