Netflix has announced that its Emmy Award-winning comedy series Sex Education will air its fourth and final season later this year. The news of the show’s close came on Wednesday, July 5, alongside a trailer that was appropriately captioned “It’s time to finish.”
It’s been two years since a new season of Sex Education dropped on the streaming platform, with the show’s last season leaving viewers with plenty of unanswered questions. Primarily, fans are curious to find out what happens to the primary couple, Otis Milburn and Maeve Wiley, played by Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey respectively. Last season, Maeve announced that she would be travelling to the United States to study, and shortly after, she and Otis declared their love for one another.
In the first trailer for the new season, the case has been transplanted into what looks like a new school called Cavendish College. In the clip, we can see Otis introducing his cohort of friends to a bevvy of new faces.
Things quickly take an awkward turn when Otis announces to his new friends that: “I learned everything I know about sex from my mum.”
From there, it appears that Otis is attempting to reintroduce his sex clinic at Cavendish. During the awkward conversation, Otis’ best friend and “dirty pig” connoisseur, Eric, elaborates, saying: “Otis, for goodness sake, just tell them you’re a sex therapist!”
The new trailer shows glimpses of upcoming scenes from the new season, including plenty of steamy ones, like a shot of Butterfield’s bare bum. Similarly, it shows Maeve at her new American college, complete with an appearance from the iconic Dan Levy, who plays her mentor.
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The season’s official synopsis reads: “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.
“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. There’s daily yoga in the communal garden, a strong sustainability vibe and a group of kids who are popular for being… kind?!”
Speaking on the show ending, series creator Laurie Nunn penned a letter to fans, writing: “This was not an easy decision to make, but as the themes and stories of the new season crystallized, it became clear that this was the right time to graduate.
“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.”
The final season of Sex Education is set to premiere on Netflix on September 21, check out the trailer below!
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