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Megan Nisbet

Sex Education season 4 details from filming to cast members as new series loses a number of stars

Netflix announced Sex Education would be returning for another season last year. The popular show confirmed it had been renewed for a fourth season just over one week after series three started streaming.

Now nearly a year on, production for the original Netflix series, which films around south Wales, is set to begin. A casting call has been posted to social media looking for extras to play students, presumably at the fictional Moordale High, which the series is centered around. You can read more on this here.

The hugely successful series follows teenager Otis, played by Asa Butterfield, and his sex therapist mother Dr Jean Milburn (Gillian Anderson), as he and his friends navigate relationships at Moordale.

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There's a star-studded cast in the show, including Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells, and Aimee Lou Wood, and while we don't know which cast members are returning, a few big actors have confirmed their characters won't be making a comeback.

Rakhee Thakrar, who has played teacher Emily Sands for the last three series, has confirmed she is "not part of the new series", but said she was "so proud of the show and grateful to have been part of something so important".

Her announcement came after Tanya Reynolds confirmed her character Lily wouldn't be returning either. Tanya told Digital Spy: "I think that for Lily, her storyline was just wrapped up quite nicely at the end of season three. So she's got no loose ends to tie up, she had quite a happy ending.

"At the end of last season, everyone kind of gets scattered, and I think that's just a good opportunity to bring in some new characters."

Patricia Allison, who played Ola, is also not returning. "I won't be joining the team for season 4," Patricia said, in a radio interview on Capital Xtra breakfast. "I absolutely have loved my time on Sex Education, and I'm so sorry to have to break that to you guys."

Bridgerton's Simone Ashley will also not be returning to the role of Olivia. For more showbiz and television stories, get our newsletter here.


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