After a tumultuous third series, the cast of Sex Education will be back on our screens for a climactic finish. From the release date to a recap, here’s everything you need to know.

All good things must come to an end, or so they say. So, come September, Netflix will air its last-ever season of cult show, Sex Education. The streamer released the first official teaser for the last hurrahs of Moordale Secondary last week, providing an insight into which students will be returning to the fourth season. 


Out on September 21st, the series sees the return of all main characters – aside from Ola, Otis’ first love interest and daughter of Jakob, and her alien-obsessed girlfriend, Lily. Joining the cast will be Doctor Who’s Thaddea Graham, Maternal’s Lisa McGrillis, Kamikaze’s Marie Reuther, and Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy, who will play a renowned author tutoring Maeve during her time in the US.

If you’d forgotten about Maeve’s last-minute escape to the States, we’re here to remind you of all of season three’s ongoings. In the eight-parter, we saw Moordale’s headteacher replaced with Hope, a decision which would go on to ignite a protest that threw the existence of the school into question. Eric and Adam went official – and then broke it off. Jean entered into couple’s therapy with Jakob, before falling pregnant. Later, in a dramatic turn of events, she went into early labour and suffered a haemorrhage – but the world breathed a collective sigh of relief as Gillian Anderson’s beloved character got to live another day. We also still don’t know who the baby’s dad is – but it’s probably not Jakob, judging by Jean’s paternity test reaction. 


Most importantly, the plotline we’ve all been glued to since the season’s first trailer was that of Maeve and Otis. The third series saw the two stop being friends, and, as a final kick to the teeth for #Motis fans, fan-favourite Maeve fled to the US in the end episode. 


To find out what happened after the ever-dramatic penultimate season, head to Netflix on 21st September for the big finish.

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