Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates and new images

Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates with new images from the set
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Who has joined Sex Education Season 4, and who has left? Continue reading to learn more. 

After weeks of hearing unfortunate news about the sudden departure of some of the major cast members from the upcoming season, the fans can get some relief as we have some great news for you! The upcoming season of Netflix’s Top 10 global viewership show, Sex Education, is on its way to Netflix as a fourth series was announced on September 25, 2021. Filming has begun in Wales, UK, and the newest member of the Moordale family has finally been revealed.

Schitt’s Creek alum, Dan Levy, has joined the Season 4 cast of the dramedy Sex Education. The Emmy winner will play Thomas Molloy, a famous author and Maeve’s (Emma Mackey) US course tutor at her Ivy League college. Also rounding out the cast for Season 4 are Doctor Who’s Thaddea Graham and Marie Reuther (Kamikaze) and newcomers Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James, and Imani Yahshua.

Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates with new images from the set

Also returning for Sex Education Season 4 are Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Mimi Keene, George Robinson, Chinenye Ezeudu, Dua Saleh, Alistair Petrie, and Samantha Spiro, among others. The series is written and created by Laurie Nunn and produced by Eleven.

The writing team includes Sophie Goodhart, Selina Lim, Mawaan Rizwan, Temi Wilkey, and Alice Seabright, with additional material from Jodie Mitchell. Season 3 is directed by Ben Taylor and Runyararo Mapfumo. Laurie Nunn, Taylor, and Jamie Campbell are also executive producers. 

Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates with new images from the set

Which cast members have left the show?

We’ve compiled all of their names and the details of why they left the show. The most recent cast departures from the series are listed below:

Simone Ashley

Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates with new images from the set

Simone Ashley has played Olivia Hanan since the series launch as a member of the Untouchables. She was the first to reveal her exit from the series where her character, Olivia, will not be returning to Sex Education Season 4 as she simply stated, “No,” when This Morning hosts Vernon Kay and Josie Gibson asked her about reprising her Sex Education role. “I get asked that all the time. No, I’m a Bridgerton girl now.” 

Patricia Allison

Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates with new images from the set

Patricia Allison has played Ola Nyman since the series launch as Jakob’s pansexual daughter, and she won’’ be returning for the upcoming season. She revealed her plans in an interview with Capital Xtra Breakfast, where she simply stated, “I won’t be joining the team for season 4.” Further adding, “I absolutely have loved my time on Sex Education, and I’m so sorry to have to break that to you guys,” adding, “I’ve been doing it for three years and I’ve loved it.”

Tanya Reynolds

Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates with new images from the set

Tanya Reynolds, who portrayed Lily since the series’ launch, announced her departure earlier this year. Thakrar also is an original cast member of the series. “It’s just the natural progression of these shows,” Reynolds told UK’s Radio Times in an interview last month. “When you have such big ensemble casts and so many characters, I think you have to let a few older characters go to make way for newer ones, which is absolutely the right thing, the way it should happen.”

Rakhee Thakrar

Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates with new images from the set

Following the exit of the mentioned three characters, Rakhee Thakrar also won’t be a part of Sex Education’s forthcoming season. In the Netflix comedy, the actress who portrayed teacher Emily Sands told the Daily Star on Sunday that she would not be coming back for Season 4.

No particular reason for her exit has been disclosed yet. “I’m not part of the new series. I can’t really talk about why,” she told the publication, adding, “But I’m so proud of the show and grateful to have been part of something so important. There is nothing bad about Sex Education.”

Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates with new images from the set

What will happen in Sex Education Season 4?

As per the official description by Netflix, Sex Education Season 4 follows 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, while 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. 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. Over in the US, Maeve is living her dream at prestigious Wallace University, being taught by cult author Thomas Molloy. Otis is pining after her whilst adjusting to not being an only child at home or the only therapist on campus.

Sex Education Season 4: Major cast updates with new images from the set

Where to stream Sex Education Season 4?

When Sex Education Season 4 draws close to the release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous seasons also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and quantity of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. You can also play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services. In the meantime, watch this bloopers reel from Sex Education Season 3 below:

Catch up with all the three seasons of Sex Education on Netflix.

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