If Netflix’s Big Mouth isn’t really your thing, maybe you can get your coming-of-age/educational drama with Sex Education. The fourth season is currently in the works, but one star says it could be her last.
During a press interview (via RadioTimes), Emma Mackey, who plays Maeve in the show, has confirmed that the fourth season will be her last. When asked if she would be back for a fifth season, Mackey said, “Season 5? I’ve just finished the fourth one last week!… No, I don’t think I’ll be in season 5. I’ve said goodbye to Maeve.”
The last season had Maeve going off to America, which was kind of a shame for fans since things were finally opening up for her to be with Otis. With the fourth season expecting to finally have them be together, Mackey goes on to say that she actually has a reduced role. She explains, “…it’s a bit more sporadic because we have more characters. So there’s… I’m not in it as consistently.”
With Mackey gone, and co-star Ncuti Gatwa also moving on to Doctor Who, a lot of fans have speculated that this means that the show is actually going to end with the fourth season. With the series having been very extensive when it comes to covering everything it could about sexuality from gender identity to asexuality, I think a fourth season would be a good place to end.
Besides, it would be sad to just keep going knowing that kay characters (and fan-favorites) like Eric and Maeve won’t be around anymore.
Sex Education 4 has no official release date, but you can check out the first three seasons on Netflix.