Sex Education is gearing up for its fourth (and possibly final) season on Netflix – but two cast members have confirmed they won’t be returning to the aisles of Moordale.
Patricia Allison, who plays Ola in the hit Netflix programrecently revealed on Capital Xtra that she will “not be joining the team” for sex education season 4citing the desire to look for “a few other little things”.
Allison’s admission follows the departure of co-star Simone Ashley, whose ongoing commitments to another Netflix series, bridgertonmeans that she is unable to reprise her role as Olivia Hanan in the upcoming season of Sex Education.
Ola’s absence from Allison, in particular, will leave a big hole in the next few episodes of the series. Ola is the daughter of Mikael Persbrandt’s Jakob and love interest figure-turned-sister to Asa Butterfield’s Otis Milburn in Sex Education, and the headstrong character remained a major feature of the show’s plot throughout its first three seasons.
Olivia is something of a partial role compared to Ola, but Ashley’s departure to other TV projects hints at the possibility of a potentially precarious streak for one of Netflix’s most celebrated series.
Several of Sex Education’s stars have unsurprisingly landed Hollywood-sized film and TV roles in light of their Netflix debuts, and it’s unclear if all of the series’ main cast members will be able to return for Season 4.
Ncuti Gatwa, for example, was confirmed as the next Doctor Who, while Emma Mackey is currently filming alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling for Greta Gerwig’s long-awaited Barbie movie (in which Gatwa is also set to appear). The duo play Eric and Maeve, respectively, in Sex Education – two characters around whom much of the series’ history has revolved.
Asa Butterfield (Otis) and Gillian Anderson (Jean) were already established actors when Sex Education debuted on Netflix in 2019, so their involvement in Sex Education season 4 feels (on paper, at least) a little more assured — but it’s hard to tell. see how the show can continue in the same vein if several of its fan-favorite stars don’t return for more hormone-induced shenanigans.
When does season four arrive on Netflix?
Anyway, Sex Education season 4 It is coming to Netflix – the streamer has yet to confirm when.
We know that filming for new episodes began on July 4, 2022 (as confirmed by a recent production list (opens in new tab)), so we don’t expect the show’s fourth season to arrive anytime this year. Our best guess for the new season’s release is the first half of 2023, especially since the show’s first and second seasons launched in January.
Still, we’re pleased to see that Sex Education will definitely return, even if there are only a few years that Moordale’s students can remain in the fictional school before it becomes illogical for them to continue roaming classrooms like twenty-somethings. destined for the university. .
We’ll share more details about Season 4 as we get them – our dedicated hub contains everything we know right now. For more Netflix TV content, check out our roundup of best series on netflixas well as our division of Stranger Things season 4 and your quest for the Squid Game viewership crown.