Much to the delight of viewers and fans from across the globe, Netflix’s Sex Education has been confirmed for a fourth season. Only days after the show’s third season has been aired, the said streaming platform announced that the students of Moordale High will be back for yet another roller coaster of emotions. The announcement was made as part of the Netflix TUDUM fan event.
In a teaser confirming the news, the Moordale High crest appears on the screen in front of a picture of the school before a breaking news bulletin shows up. This seems to imply that a fourth season is sure in store for everyone hooked on the show.
Sex Education is premised on the fictional Moordale Secondary School in England. The series revolves around the main character, Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), the son of prominent sex therapist Dr. Jean Milburn (Gillian Anderson). Although he appears to be awkward around the opposite sex, Otis discovers that he has an unusual knack for giving out sex advice to his fellow students with the assistance of Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) and his best friend, Eric Effiong (Ncuti Gatwa).
Aside from the abovementioned stars, the series also features Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Alistair Petrie, Mimi Keene, Aimee Lou Wood, Tanya Reynolds, Mikael Persbrandt, and Patricia Allison. The third season also introduced Jemima Kirke as Hope, the new headteacher of Moordale.
With nineteen months’ worth of waiting due to pandemic delays, fans quickly took to social media and other online platforms to express their awe and love for Season 3 of the show, which saw the students at Moordale Secondary rebel against their new authoritarian headteacher, played by Girls alum Jemima Kirke.
The creative genius behind the television phenomenon is no other than Laurie Nun, who is not only the creator but is also the executive producer of the said show, together with Jamie Campbell and Ben Taylor. The series is produced for Netflix by Eleven.
Since its first-ever release, Sex Education has already been greeted with strong critical acclaim. As a matter of fact, the first three seasons held an average approval rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. Aside from its impressive script, the series is also hailed for the stellar performance of the cast and its careful portrayal of sexual and other social issues.
Sex Education has been nominated for many awards since it debuted in 2019, with Wood recently winning the BAFTA TV Award for best female comedy performance, beating Mackey in the same category.
In hopes of giving viewers a glimpse of what Season 4 could be about, the Season 3 finale gave out a game-changing twist. There are so many possibilities Season 4 can take our fave characters, so we’ll be eagerly awaiting their return.
With regard to the upcoming season’s release date, rumor has it that it will be airing in late 2022. Although Sex Education has a huge following on social media, the show’s continuation has always been uncertain. When the cast would be asked about the possibility of renewal, they said that it was up to the fans’ reaction to Season 3 and ultimately Netflix.