Good news, Sex education fan: Emma Mackey, 26, will return as fan-favorite Maeve Wiley in season 4! Netflix announced the full return cast on August 19 and shared first picture by Emma with Schitt’s Creek alum Dan Levy, who will join the program as Thomas, Maeve’s American tutor at her Ivy League college. Asa Butterfield, 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 are also coming back.
In addition to Dan, the new cast includes Thaddea Graham, Marie Reuther, Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James and Imani Yahshua. Season 4 will definitely feel different as several members left the show after season 3, including Simone Ashley (Olivia), Tanya Reynolds (Lily), Chanel Kular (Anwar), Rakhee Thakrar (Emily), Patricia Allison (Ola), and Michael Persbrandt (Jacob). At the end of season 3, Maeve left Otis in the UK to pursue her studies in the US. Moordale High School closed due to lack of funding.
Netflix has also released an official lengthy release for the new season. “After Moordale Secondary closed, Otis and Eric now face a new frontier – their first day at Cavendish Sixth Form College. Otis is worrying about starting his new clinic, while Eric is praying that they won’t be losers anymore. But Cavendish is a culture shock to all Moordale students – they think they’re progressive but this new college is on another level. There’s daily yoga in the communal garden, a strong sustainable vibe and a bunch of kids known for…kindness?! Viv is completely stoned by the university’s non-competitive, student-led approach, while Jackson is still struggling to overtake Cal. Aimee tries something new by taking an Art A Level and Adam wrestles with whether mainstream education is for him. In America, Maeve is living her dream at the prestigious Wallace University, taught by acclaimed author Thomas Molloy. Otis is watching her, while adjusting to not being an only child at home, or the only therapist on campus,” the diary reads, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sex education premiered in January 2019. The film focuses on Moordale High School student Otis Millburn (Asa Butterfield) and his complicated feelings about sex. His mother Jean (Gillian Anderson) is a sex therapist. Netflix has not announced a release date for season 4.