‘Sex Education’ Season 4: Everything We Know So Far

During the 2021 TUDUM event, Netflix announced Sex Education would return for a fourth season. The British drama series follows the lives of high school students attending the fictitious Moordale Secondary School. The teen drama tackles the complexities of sexual intimacy, gender identity, and more. Now that the show is returning for another season, here’s everything we know about Sex Education Season 4. 

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Sex Education Season 3]

What will happen in ‘Sex Education’ Season 4?

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Given that Sex Education Season 3 ended on a cliffhanger, many fans have unanswered questions. Firstly, Maeve (Emma Mackey) went to America to continue her education, leaving Otis (Asa Butterfield) single once again. To clarify, Otis was dating Ruby (Mimi Keene) throughout the third season. However, they broke up because Otis had unresolved feelings for Maeve. So, what does this mean for Maeve and Otis? Well, the two agreed to give their relationship a try once she returned. So, for now, only time will tell for the pair.  

Meanwhile, Jean (Gillian Anderson) finally gave birth to a newborn girl named Joy. But, there is trouble in paradise. Jean’s ex-boyfriend Jacob (Mikael Persbrandt) might not be the father. Jean reads the paternity test results and says, “Oh s***.” So, if Jacob isn’t the father, then who is? Hopefully, fans will get answers in season 4. 

Sex Education fans also witnessed the end of some relationships. For instance, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) broke up with Adam (Connor Swindells) after cheating in Nigeria. Secondly, Aimee (Aimee Lou Wood) and Steve (Chris Jenks) called it quits. Although the pair will remain friends, fans will miss their fun relationship dynamic. But, it’ll be interesting to see where their friendship will go in the future.

Lastly, the season 3 finale left many fans asking one big question: What will happen to can Moordale? To recap, the school is closing down because investors withdrew their funds. Therefore, the students have to find a new school to attend for their last semester. So what does this mean for the Moordale student body? Is the school gone for good? For now, fans will have to wait and see what Sex Education Season 4 will reveal.

Who will star in ‘Sex Education’ Season 4?

Aimee Lou Wood, Emma Mackey, and Asa Butterfield standing by yellow lockers in 'Sex Education' Season 2.
Aimee Lou Wood, Emma Mackey, and Asa Butterfield in ‘Sex Education’ Season 2 | Sam Taylor/Netflix

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The main cast will return for Sex Education Season 4. According to Newsweek, the fourth season will feature Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson), Alistair Petrie (Mr. Groff), Mimi Keene (Ruby), Aimee Lou Wood (Aimee Gibbs), Patricia Allison (Ola), Tanya Reynolds (Lily), Chaneil Kular (Anwar), Mikael Persbrandt (Jakob), and Simone Ashley (Olivia).

New characters were introduced in Sex Education Season 3, including two non-binary students named Cal (Dua Saleh) and Layla (Robyn Holdaway). Right now, we don’t know if the actors will reprise their roles in season 4. Additionally, it’s still unclear if Jemima Kirke will reprise her role as the headteacher, Hope, in the new season. In season 3, Hope quit her job at Moordale. 

When is ‘Sex Education’ Season 4 returning to Netflix?

Netflix announced that Sex Education got renewed for a fourth season. The highly anticipated third season debuted on the platform on Sept. 17, 2021. Right now, the official premiere date for Sex Education Season 4 has not been released yet. Since the third season was pushed because of COVID concerns, it’s hard to predict when the show will return to Netflix. If everything goes according to plan, fans should expect the fourth season to premiere in Winter 2022 or Spring 2022. 

Sex Education Season 3 is streaming now on Netflix.