When is the new season of Sex Education coming out and what we know so far about season 4

Fans of Netflix want to know when the new season of Sex Education will be released, here's what we know so far about season four...

When is the new season of Sex Education coming out?
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After over a year since Sex Education season 3 was released fans are wondering, 'When is the new season of Sex Education coming out?' Here is what we know so far about the upcoming season...

Sex Education season 3 was released in September 2021 and fans are getting impatient as they wait for the release of the fourth season of the beloved Netflix show. Although Netflix has yet to announce a release date for the new season of Sex Education, this is everything we know so far about what the season will look like...

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When is the new season of Sex Education coming out?

Netflix has not yet confirmed when season four of Sex Education will be released. Season 1 was released in January 2019, season 2 was released in January 2020, and after a delay because of Covid, the third season was released in September 2021.

As September 2022 has passed without a whisper from Netflix about the new series, it could be expected that the new series won't be released until 2023, or even later! 

However, one thing providing fans with hope is the fact that members of the cast have shared images taken on set which shows that the series is in production.

In September Gillian Anderson shared an image from her makeup chair with the caption, 'Jean’s baaaaaack! @sexeducation.' This confirms that the actress is back and in character as the sex therapist Jean Milburn, who just gave birth to her second child at the end of season 3. 

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Who will be in the cast of Sex Education season 4?

Some cast members of Sex Education are sadly moving on from the show and will not be returning to the fourth season. This includes Rakhee Thakrar, who played teacher Emily Sands, Tanya Reynolds, who plays quirky alien-obsessed student Lily Iglehart, and Patricia Allison who played her girlfriend and Otis' former love interest, Ola. 

Simone Ashley also confirmed that she is well and truly a 'Bridgerton girl now' after starring in Bridgerton Season 2. The star is now dedicating her time to the fellow Netflix hit, in which she plays Kate Sharma, the wife of the eldest Bridgerton brother, Anthony. 

However, it isn't all bad news for Sex Education's reduced cast as there is plenty of new blood joining, including Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy. 

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It was announced on Twitter that Dan Levy would be joining the cast as Mr. Molloy. The show also confirmed the returning cast in a tweet that read, "Dan joins a returning cast that includes Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Mimi Keene, George Robinson, Chinenye Ezeudu, Dua Saleh, Alistair Petrie, and Samantha Spiro."

So with the cast confirmed and production well underway, hopefully, Netflix will soon be putting us out of our misery and announce when the new season of Sex Education will be released!

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