- Words Kitty Robson
Dropping a brand new trailer, Netflix have given us a final sneak peek at what’s to come when the show returns on 21st September.
Returning to Netflix for one final hoorah is Sex Education, the show that pretty much everyone has been talking about since it debuted in 2019. And with good reason. Breaking boundaries of what is too taboo for TV, especially for teen-oriented entertainment, the acclaimed comedy drama aimed to educate as well as entertain, and it’s done just that for the past 4 years.
Now though, it’s coming to an end, as the Moordale Secondary students head to Cavendish SIxth Form College, Sex Education too will head towards graduation. “This was not an easy decision to make,” creator, lead writer and exectuive producer Laurie Nunn explains, “but as the themes and stories of the new season crystallised, it became clear that this was the right time to graduate”.
But don’t be too sad, you’ve still got season 4 to take in and it’s on it’s way to the small screen next week. Featuring everyone’s favourite regulars – Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Gillian Anderson, Aimee Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling and more – the show will also introduce some exciting rising stars.
Following the teens as they enter a new era at college and the grownups as they too continue to grow and change, Sex Education continues to be an innovative must-watch. With Maeve exploring America, Jean navigating motherhood with a teenager and a newborn, Aimee working on healing from her trauma, and Eric slaying as per usual, season 4 is as unafraid as usual. Comforting as it is daring, relatable as it is a tool for learning about others unlike ourselves, Laurie and her team of writers never shy away from a tough topic as much as they love a silly lil joke.
Summarised eloquently by Asa Butterfield’s Otis – “People are doing all these new things, and I feel like I’m getting left behind” – the final season is all about the unique growth and healing journeys every person goes through at their own speeds with their own trials and tribulations along the way. As for what those peaks and troughs might be, we’ll let the trailer speak for itself…
The final season of Sex Education is out on Netflix 21st September, press play on the trailer below now.