Sex Education Season 4: Release date, trailer, cast & plot

Daisy Phillipson
Asa Butterfield as Otis in Sex Education

The wait is almost over – here’s everything we know about the release date, cast, trailer, and plot of Sex Education Season 4.

Sex Education first dropped on Netflix back in 2019, focusing on Otis, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mother. The first season saw Otis team up with his friend Maeve to start a sex clinic at their school and make bank off of his inadvertent knowledge for sex advice. 

It quickly rose the ranks as one of the streamer’s most beloved shows, delivering on the funny front while also exploring progressive LGBTQ+ storylines.

With Season 4 on the horizon, here’s everything we know so far, from its release date and cast to plot and when to expect a trailer. 

Sex Education Season 4 release date

Sex Education Season 4 is available to stream on Netflix as of September 21.

Aimee Lou Wood, who portrays Aimee on the show, shared an Instagram Story in which she confirmed that filming for the fourth chapter wrapped up on February 10, 2023. “Wrap on season 4. Everyone has worked so hard. Thank you. Love you,” she wrote.

Showrunner Laurie Nunn said: “We are incredibly proud of Sex Education and feel indebted to our brilliant writers, cast and crew who put so much heart into making every episode. They have worked tirelessly to bring you the final series, and we can’t wait to share it with you.”

Sex Education Season 4 cast: Who’s in it?

Though there have been some changes to the cast with a number of exits, Sex Education mainstays Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, and Emma Mackey will be back for Season 4 as Otis, Otis’ mom Jean, Eric, and Maeve, respectively. 

Other returning cast members include: 

  • Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee
  • Connor Swindells as Adam
  • Mimi Keene as Ruby
  • Alistair Petrie as Michael
  • Samantha Spiro as Maureen
  • Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson
  • Dua Saleh as Cal
  • Chinenye Ezeudu as Viv
  • George Robinson as Isaac

Following the events of Season 3, which saw the closure of Moordale Secondary, the students are set to enter “the high-tech and progressive” Cavendish Sixth Form College. And a new school means new characters, with plenty of additional stars entering the fold. 

The list includes Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy, who’ll be playing author and tutor Thomas Molloy. Others joining the cast in currently undisclosed roles include Doctor Who’s Thaddea Graham, Anne Boleyn’s Jodie Turner-Smith, Kamikaze’s Marie Reuther, and rising stars Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James, and Imani Yahshua.

As said, Season 4 also spells some major exits from the show, including Simone Ashley as Olivia. The actress recently announced the news, having earned a major role in Netflix’s second season of Bridgerton. 

Additionally, Patricia Allison, who plays Ola, Tanya Reynolds as Ola’s love interest Lily, and Rakhee Thakrar, who portrays teacher Emily Sands, won’t be back. 

Ncuti Gatwa as Eric in Sex Education

As for the leading stars of Sex Education, although fans are delighted to see the return of Emma Mackey as Maeve, she recently told Radio Times that her role will be cut back somewhat. “I’m not in it as consistently,” she said, adding: “But we’re in the middle of filming now, and I’m excited to be back.”

And for Mackey and Ncuti Gatwa alike, Season 4 will be their last as the pair take on new ventures. Mackey is set to appear in Greta Gerwig’s highly anticipated Barbie movie, while Gatwa is none other than our new Doctor Who

Sex Education Season 4 plot: What’s it about?

It’s no surprise there’s change afoot in Sex Education, with the remaining characters facing entirely new situations, challenges, and relationships in Season 4 – including Otis and Eric as they enter their first day at Cavendish Sixth Form College, a place even more progressive than Moordale. 

As per Netflix’s description: “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.”

Is there a Sex Education Season 4 trailer?

Yes, there’s a trailer for Sex Education Season 4. You can check it out below:

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