Netflix is calling time for one of its most popular shows.
The popular streaming show will come in September 2021 Sex education was renewed for a fourth season after receiving critical acclaim for its third appearance.
However, it was soon revealed that several cast members, from Simone Ashley to Tanya Reynolds, would not be returning.
Soon after, those who goods reprise their roles including Emma Mackey and new Doctor who star Ncuti Gatwa, announced that the fourth season would mark their final appearances on the show.
Hopes that the series would continue were kept alive by the fact that other stars, including Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson and Aimee Lou Wood, had not made any similar announcements.
Sadly, this isn’t the case – creator Laurie Nunn has announced that season four will be the end.
On Wednesday (July 5), Nunn said in a letter to fans: “We are incredibly proud Sex education and feel thankful for our brilliant writers, cast and crew who put so much heart into making each episode. They have worked tirelessly to bring you the latest series and we can’t wait to share it with you.”
Butterfield, Gatwa, Mackey, Anderson and Wood all return in the final season as Otis, Erica, Maeve, Jean and Aimee, alongside Connor Swindells (Adam), Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson), and Mimi Keene (Ruby).
George Robinson, Chinenye Ezeudu, Dua Saleh, Alistair Petrie, Samantha Spiro, Jim Howick, Rakhee Thakra and Daniel Ings will also appear.
In terms of new cast additions, there is Schitt’s Creek with Dan Levy, Jodie Turner Smith, Thaddea Graham (Doctor Who)Lisa McGrillis (somewhere boy)Mary Reuther (Kamikaze) and comedian Eshaan Akbar.
An original cast member who will not appear in the series is Reynolds, who played the eccentric Lily.
“I am not [returning]actually, which is sad, very sad,” she shared radio times in July 2022: “It’s just the natural progression of these shows – when you have such large ensemble casts and so many characters, I think you should let some older characters go to make way for newer ones, which is absolutely the right thing to do . , as it should be done.”
She added: “I loved every minute of it and I loved Lily with all my heart. Three seasons was just really a perfect amount for me.
Patricia Allison, who played Ola, will also not be returning.
Sex education came to Netflix in 2019. The final season will be released on September 21.
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