Netflix’s fourth season Sex education comes into view.
Schitt’s Creek Emmy winner Dan Levy has joined the cast of the Laurie Nunn-created dramedy in a recurring role, one of seven new faces joining the renewed season of the critically acclaimed series. Also Thaddea Graham (doctor who), Marie Reuther (Kamikaze) and newcomers Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James and Imani Yahshua.
Asa Butterfield (Otis), Gillian Anderson (Jean), Ncuti Gatwa (Eric), Aimee-Lou Wood (Aimee), Emma Mackey (Maeve), Connor Swindells (Adam), Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson), Mimi Keene (Ruby ), George Robinson (Isaac), Chinenye Ezeudu (Vivienne), Dua Saleh (Cal), Alistair Petrie (Michael), and Samantha Spiro (Maureen) all return for season four.
The news comes after Sex education‘s third season marked the closing of Moordale Secondary. Creative changes followed when four cast members – Patricia Allison (Ola), Tanya Reynolds (Lily), Simone Ashley (Olivia) and Rahkee Thakrar (Emily) – announced they would not be returning for the upcoming season.
This is how Netflix describes season four of Sex education“After the closure of Moordale Secondary, Otis and Eric now face a new frontier: their first day at Cavendish Sixth Form College. Otis is nervous about setting up his new clinic, while Eric prays they won’t be losers again. But Cavendish is a culture shock for all Moordale students – they thought they were progressive, but this new college is on a different level. There is daily yoga in the community garden, a strong sustainability vibe and a group of kids popular for being…nice?! Viv is totally confused by college’s student-driven, non-competitive approach, while Jackson still struggles to get over Cal. Aimee tries something new by taking an Art A Level and Adam struggles with whether mainstream education is for him. In the US, Maeve lives her dream at the prestigious Wallace University, where she is taught by cult author Thomas Molloy. Otis yearns for her as he adjusts to the fact that he’s not the only kid at home, or the only therapist on campus.”
Levy, whose role marks his live-action TV return since the end of his Emmy-winning comedy Schitt’s Creek, will play Thomas, Maeve’s American tutor at her Ivy League college. Details about roles played by series newcomers Graham, Reuther, Mufti, Lexa, James and Imani Yahshua were not readily available. Shooting for season four is now underway in Wales, UK, until the end of the year.
Nunn created the series and serves as showrunner. Exec producers include Jamie Campbell and Ben Taylor. The series is produced by Eleven for Netflix. A premiere date for season four of Sex education has not yet been established.
Levy signed a film and TV deal with Netflix in September 2021 under which he will star, write, direct and produce a romantic comedy feature film. His TV pact officially kicked off in July, following his previous general deal with Disney. He is represented by WME, MGMT Entertainment and Yorn Levine.