ICYMI: ‘Sex Education’ Drops Teaser Trailer for Fourth and Last Season on Netflix

WALES, U.K.—Yes! It’s official. The final season of Netflix favorite youth-oriented series Sex Education is coming to the streaming platform this September.

With the release of the new season teaser trailer on social media, as announced, the fourth season marks as its last, with the residents of Moordale going out on a high, with the beloved characters’ stories coming to the streaming powerhouse on September 21, 2023.

Making his return, Asa Butterfield leads the cast as Otis Milburn, alongside Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Mimi Keene, George Robinson, Chinenye Ezeudu, Dua Saleh, Alistair Petrie, Samantha Spiro, Jim Howick, Rakhee Thakrar and Daniel Ings.

Dan Levy and Emma Mackey. Image courtesy of Netflix.

Joining them for the final season will be Emmy award winning actor and Schitt’s Creek star, Dan Levy, Thaddea Graham (Doctor Who), Lisa McGrillis (Somewhere Boy), Marie Reuther (Kamikaze), actress and model Jodie Turner Smith, comedian Eshaan Akbar and newcomers Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James, Reda Elazouar, Bella Maclean and Imani Yahshua.

Since its initial season drop on Netflix in 2019, Sex Education has been nominated and eventually bagged multiple awards, including the top prize for Best Comedy Series for Season 3 at the 50th International Emmy Awards in 2022. Of note, Sex Education S3 had 66.6M views in its first 91 days (504.9M view hours divided by 7.59 runtime).

In a letter to fans, creator, lead writer and executive producer, Laurie Nunn writes, “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.”

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In a TUDUM exclusive, Nunn charts the trajectory of the series, blazing a trail on sharing narratives on youth, family, love, and sex, and with it, talking about important issues that affect this generation.

Nunn notes, “I think often, when I’m writing, it’s not until I get to the end that I realize there’s been a lot of quite similar themes going on with different characters.” She adds, “In this series, we’re really exploring the idea of failure, we’re exploring identity, and our characters are really grappling with the idea of identity and acceptance. With that, mental health goes hand in hand.” 

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“We’ve explored mental health issues in every series of the show in some way, but it affects so many people. It’s a universal experience, but particularly when you’re a teenager and everything feels so heightened. Even the smallest mistake can feel like life and death when you’re 17. We wanted to explore different facets of mental health, whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression or loneliness. It’s really important to be able to vocalize it and to ask for help.”

When asked about the best part of spearheading the creation of the series, Nunn highlights, “Honestly, Sex Education is such a team effort. It just would not exist without huge amounts of tireless work and collaboration from so many people, from the writer’s room to the directors, producers, cast and crew and right the way through to the post production team.”

“The show has so much love that’s been put into it,” Nunn says. “Everyone that works on it really cares about the finished product, and I think that you can feel that love and care in the show.”

Watch the teaser trailer here: