Sex Education season 4 is confirmed! But what else do we know so far?

Who else is ready for Sex Education season 4? Everyone? Yeah, we are, too

Emma Mackey and Asa Butterfield in Sex Education on Netflix
(Image credit: Netflix)

Dying for Sex Education season 4? You're certainly not alone. Now that we've learned the fate of Otis and Maeve (sort of) and have been through a slew of breakups and makeups, we are patiently waiting for Netflix to deliver the next installment of the binge-worthy series. But is it happening?



Will there be a Sex Education season 4? 

Yes! Netflix confirmed Sex Education season 4 is indeed happening during its first-ever fan event, Tudum.

Showrunner Laurie Nunn had already shown no interest in slowing down. She revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that there's still plenty left to tell:  "I think these characters… they’ve got legs, I think I could do some more with them if we’re given the chance."

Aren't you glad the sexcapades aren't quite over yet?

*WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD*

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What will Sex Education season 4 be about?

Sex Education season 3 has treated us to a doozy of cliffhangers, and we definitely have questions. We're hoping the following main points will be assessed in the next go-around: 

Maeve and Otis: Now that these two have finally admitted their feelings for one another, does this mean they're together? What will happen now, especially considering Maeve is on her way to study abroad in the US?

Eric and Adam: After deciding to pursue love with a newly outed fella, Eric decided to end things with Adam, who's heartbroken as a result. Will they somehow find their way back to one another, or are they done for good?

Jean's baby: Although the arrival of a little one is meant to bring joy, Jean's newborn is leaving us more perplexed than anything else. Questionable DNA test results make us wonder if Jakob is really the father. If it turns out he's not, who is? Plus, what happens after she's rushed into surgery after her delivery? 

Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson in Sex Education season one

(Image credit: Netflix)

When will Sex Education season 4 premiere?

There isn't a release date for Sex Education season 4, but we can look at historical data to make an educated guess. 

The first season of the show landed in January 2019, while the second premiered a year later, in January 2020. The third season took a bit longer, like many other shows due to the pandemic, but now that the filming industry is back to normal we can probably expect season 4 to be released a year from now. So mark September 2022 in your calendars and keep your fingers crossed! 

What to watch in the meantime

OK, so you're all caught up with Sex Education and you're looking for a new show to binge. (Same.) Here are similar titles to put on your radar: 

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  • Looking for Alaska (Watch on Hulu) 
  • Everything Sucks (Watch on Netflix) 
  • Gossip Girl Reboot (Watch on HBO Max) 
  • Bonding (Watch on Netflix)
  • Euphoria (Watch it on Amazon Prime) 

Can't resist the young adult antics? You'll love our picks for the best teen movies on Netflix—they're chock-full of juicy drama, unrequited love and rebellious high schoolers. If you're feeling nostalgic for those days hanging out with friends by your locker, you'll definitely want to peruse this epic list.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


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