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Sex Education season 3 hit Netflix this month [17 September] and we've been busy binge-watching ever since. And while there's been SO much to absorb from the new season, fans are already looking ahead to a fourth series.
Has Sex Education season 4 been confirmed yet?
Yes! Get ready for more Moordale drama, as Sex Education season 4 is officially happening.
Netflix announced the new season as part of its day-long TUDUM festival (which is named after the sound played alongside the Netflix logo when you start watching a show).
A tweet sharing the good news read, "Breaking News out of #TUDUM! Sex Education has been renewed for Season 4!"
Netflix posted the tweet alongside a news reel-style video of Moordale Secondary. We can see the words "season 4" running behind a "Moordale News" logo, with "Breaking news: Sex Education to return for season 4" written in a banner at the bottom of the screen.
— Netflix (@netflix) September 25, 2021
Gillian Anderson (who plays Jean Milburn) also celebrated the news on Instagram, sharing a selfie alongside co-stars Asa Butterfield (Otis), Patricia Allison (Ola), Mikael Persbrandt (Jakob) and Alistair Petrie (Mr Groff).
We can see Asa and Patricia still dressed in their Moordale uniforms, with Gillian adding the caption, "I guess we’ll be seeing you for S4!! @sexeducation 🍆🍆🍆".
The actor also followed up with what *looks* like a photo of her and Mikael (Jakob) cuddled up in bed, simply writing, "😬 @sexeducation."
We can't wait!
When might Sex Education season 4 be released?
Netflix hasn't confirmed a release date for season 4 yet, but we likely won't see it released until at least 2022. So far, we've had one series each year - with season 1 airing in January 2019, followed by season 2 in January 2020 and season 3 premiering in September 2021 due to delays caused by the pandemic.
Given the fact that season 3 didn't hit screens until the autumn, it's likely that a 2022 release date for season 4 wouldn't take place until later in the year too.
What have the cast said about Sex Education season 4?
Even before season 4 was officially confirmed, the cast certainly seemed to be up for it, so we can bet they're excited to get started.
Speaking to Cosmopolitan UK, Asa Butterfield (who plays Otis), revealed, "[I want a] Christmas movie! Sex Education-themed." He added, "We don’t know [whether there will be more.] It’s out of our hands at this point. I wish I could tell you more, I genuinely don’t know."
Asa also touched on whether he'd be open to a Sex Education spin-off, adding, "A spin-off would be good but it has to be well-thought out and really unique and not just for the sake of doing a spin-off."
"I’d love to do a fourth season, because we have so much fun on this show," he continued, before hinting that he wouldn't mind calling it quits either. "At the same time we’ve been doing it for three years now, and I’d be happy saying goodbye to these characters… We’ll have to see," he said.
Emma Mackey (who plays Maeve) has also discussed her hopes for Maeve in a potential season 4, telling ELLE, "I'm excited for her to make some new friends, to open up a bit more and be exposed to a different culture, to a different kind of world. Because she's only ever lived in her little tiny bubbles. How is she out of that bubble?"
"It'd be really nice to see her actually living out a dream for herself. What does that do to a person, and how does that change you? What kind of happiness does that give you? And all the anxieties that come with being away from home," she said, before adding an 'if' to season 4: "If we get to it, it will be a lovely thing to witness."
Is there a Sex Education season 4 trailer yet?
We'll have to wait until closer to the season 4 release date for any teasers. However, for now, let's remind ourselves of the drama that was the season 3 trailer:
Sex Education season 4 cast: Who will star in the show?
While season 4 has now been confirmed, the cast is still yet to be revealed. However, so far we've seen the show's core characters appearing in all three seasons to date, so we'd expect to see the same return for season 4.
Those who've already appeared in seasons 1-3 include: Gillian Anderson (Jean Milburn), Asa Butterfield (Otis), Emma Mackey (Maeve), Ncuti Gatwa (Eric), Connor Swindells (Adam), Aimee Lou Wood (Aimee) and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson).
There's also Patricia Allison (Ola) and Tanya Reynolds (Lily), plus Mimi Keene (Ruby), Simone Ashley (Olivia) and Chaneil Kular (Anwar).
Newer cast members that joined the show in seasons 2 and 3 include Chinenye Ezeudu (Viv), Sami Outalbali (Rahim), George Robinson (Isaac) and Dua Saleh (Cal).
Here's hoping they'll all be returning for season 4!
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