Netflix’s beloved teen comedy Sex Education began airing in 2019, proving to be one of the streamer’s most successful shows. However, it has now been announced that its fourth season will be its last.
The show, which features an ensemble cast of quirky, loveable characters, found love among teenagers and adults due to its blend of lighthearted humour and nuanced exploration of sex, relationships, and various social issues.
The first series garnered over 40million viewers, leading to its renewal for three more seasons. Sex Education won an International Emmy Award for ‘Best Comedy Series’ in 2022, alongside various other wins and nominations.
The previous year, Aimee Lou Wood snapped up the award for ‘Best Female Comedy Performance’ at the BAFTAs for her portrayal of Aimee Gibbs.
After series three aired in September 2021, a fourth season was announced, although this came with the sad news that several beloved characters would not be returning to the show. For example, Simone Ashley (Olivia), who has gone on to find Bridgerton fame, Tanya Reynolds (Lily), and Patricia Allison (Ola) will not appear in season four.
Although fans have hoped for the show to continue after its fourth outing, creator Laurie Nunn has shared a statement announcing its end. She said in a fan letter, “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.”
Watch the trailer for season four, which will air on September 21st, below.