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 filming has begun and now we have some first-look photos and casting news to get us really excited.
Sex Education season 4 filming updates
Earlier this month, Sex Education star Asa Butterfield took to Twitter to reveal that filming on the fourth season had begun! Check out his selfie below.
Does Sex Education season 4 have a release date?
At this time, the upcoming installment does not have a release date. But now that we know filming has begun, we can made a prediction on when it might come out. 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. Of course, this is just our guess, so stay tuned for the official news.
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.
On July 13, it was announced that Tanya Reynolds, who plays Lily, will not be returning for the new season, which makes sense since Ola is also departing.
On Aug. 19, we got really exciting news when Netflix announced Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy would be joining the cast of Sex Education season 4! He will be playing Maeve’s tutor in the U.S. named Thomas. How fun!
We have a pretty good confirmed list of cast members for Sex Education season 4 now, which you can see below:
- Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn
- Gillian Anderson as Dr. Jean Milburn
- Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong
- Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley
- Connor Swindells as Adam Groff
- Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee Gibbs
- Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson Marchetti
- Chinenye Ezeudu as Viv
- Mimi Keene as Ruby
- Dua Saleh as Cal
- George Robinson as Isaac
- Alistair Petrie as Michael Groff
- Samantha Spiro as Maureen
- Dan Levy as Thomas
- Thaddea Graham
- Marie Reuther
- Felix Mufti
- Anthony Lexa
- Alexandra James
- Imani Yahshua
Sex Education season 4 photos
Netflix has started to share the first-look photos at season 4, which you can check out below!
Sex Education season 4 synopsis
The Hollywood Reporter just shared a full synopsis for Sex Education season 4 via Netflix, which you can read below:
“Following the closure of Moordale Secondary, Otis and Eric 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. There’s daily yoga in the communal garden, a strong sustainability vibe and a group of kids who are popular for being … kind?! Viv is totally thrown by the college’s student-led, non-competitive approach, while Jackson is still struggling to get over Cal. Aimee tries something new by taking an Art A Level and Adam grapples with whether mainstream education is for him. 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.”
Sounds like the drama won’t stop in Sex Education season 4! Stay tuned for more news about the highly-anticipated season.
FanSided Entertainment Team contributed to reporting on this article.