There’s A New Trailer For Sex Education Season 4 – And It’s Epic

By Ellie Smith

8 months ago

Everything we know so far about the fourth and final season

The long awaited fourth season of Netflix’s wildly popular original series Sex Education will finally grace our screens on 21 September 2023. Can’t wait? Here’s your first look at the action, starring a new school, new characters, and lots of new drama.

Everything We Know So Far About Sex Education Season 4

There’s A New Trailer – And It’s Epic

Soundtracked by Meat Loaf’s ‘I Would Do Anything For Love’, this brand new trailer has never made the ending of Sex Education feel so real. There are motivational speeches and emotional embraces as our ensemble cast of characters enter the final phase of their secondary school career – and their final episodes of the beloved Netflix series.

What Will Happen?

Sex Education centres around Otis, whose mum Jean (Gillian Anderson) is a sex therapist. At his school, Moorfield, Otis joins forces with Maeve to set up a sex therapy clinic – which many of their fellow classmates visit for advice. But, when Otis and Maeve develop feelings for one another, things get complicated. Netflix has released it’s official description of Sex Education season 4, summarising: ‘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, whilst 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,’ Netflix continues. ‘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.

Sex Education

‘Over in the US, Maeve is living her dream at prestigious Wallace University, being taught by cult author Thomas Molloy,’ Netflix teases. ‘Otis is pining after her, whilst adjusting to not being an only child at home, or the only therapist on campus…’.

Get your first look in the trailer below…

Series three was filled with all sorts of drama. The arrival of new headteacher Hope, played by Girls star Jemima Kirke, shook things up at Moordale, causing a revolt from the students. This led to the school’s investors pulling out, meaning the school must be sold to developers – and the pupils have to find new schools to complete their last year. 

The season also ended with a cliffhanger for Otis and Maeve. Just when we thought they were finally going to be together, Maeve decides to move to America to study, telling Otis: ‘we’ll have to see where we’re at when I’m back’.

Otis and Jean in Sex Education

There’s also a lot going on for Jean. At the end of series three she suffers from a haemorrhage while giving birth to her baby girl. She recovers from surgery, only to be presented with the results from a paternity test – and though we don’t actually see the results, her reaction suggests the dad is not Jakob. All this (and more) to look forward to. But sadly…

Sex Education Season 4 Will Be The Last

Ever since a fourth season was announced, Sex Education fans have been waiting with bated breath for the juicy details. We’ve been drip-fed snippets of information over the past year – but the long-awaited trailer also came with some sad news: that season four will be the final instalment of the much-loved Netflix show. 

In a letter to fans, show creator Laurie Nunn explained her decision to bring the series to a close, saying: ‘We wanted to make a show that would answer some of the questions we all used to have about love, sex, friendship, and our bodies. Something that would have helped our inner teenagers feel a little less alone. It’s been overwhelming seeing how the show has connected with people around the world, and we hope it’s made some of you feel a little less alone too.

‘Writing this feels bittersweet, as we’ve decided the fourth season will also be the final instalment of our show. This was not an easy decision to make, but as the themes and stories of the new season crystallised, it became clear that this was the right time to graduate.’

Read on for everything we know so far about the final season of the TV series, including the trailer, release date, cast and plot.

The Cast

Names returning for season four include: Asa Butterfield as Otis, Emma Mackey as Maeve, Ncuti Gatwa as Eric, Gillian Anderson as Jean, Aimee-Lou Wood as Aimee, Connor Swindells as Adam, Mimi Keene as Ruby, Chinenye Ezeudu as Viv, Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson and George Robinson as Isaac.

Eric in Sex Education

A slew of characters, however, have sadly announced they are departing from the show. That includes Bridgerton star Simone Ashley as Olivia, Tanya Reynolds as Lily, Patricia Allison as Ola, and Rakhee Thakrar as teacher Emily Sands. 

New faces, meanwhile, will include Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy as Thomas, Maeve’s new college tutor, plus newcomers Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James and Imani Yahshua. Characters like Marie Reuther, Reda Elazouar and Imani Yahshua, previously small parts, will also be getting more screen time in season four.

Release Date

Season four will arrive on Netflix on 21 September 2023.