Why has Sex Education been cancelled after four series?

Netflix recently teased what will be coming up in the last episodes of Sex Education with a new trailer.

It’s been confirmed the popular series will come to an end with series four.

The comedy-drama follows the lives of students at Moordale Secondary School, with socially awkward Otis Milbirn (played by Asa Butterfield) on hand to give advice to his peers thanks to his sex therapist mother.

While the programme remains popular, creator Laurie Nunn announced in 2021 that series four would be the show’s last outing.

The renewal for season four came in September 2021, just days after the arrival of series three, making it a bittersweet announcement for fans.

Why has Sex Education been cancelled?

Many fans are wondering why such a popular programme hasn’t been given the green light for a new series, but it seems there are a few reasons as to why show bosses thought it was best to end it at series four.

For one thing, the cast have grown up a lot since the show began.

Maeve Wiley (played by Emma Mackey) maybe a school girl in the show but Emma is in fact 27.

The actress told Total Film she was ready to take on a more mature role, adding: “It’s just always tricky, it’s different when you’re playing a character that is sort of stuck in time.

“You know, we’re playing 17-year-olds, and we’re all almost 30, it is a bit weird.”

Furthermore, many of the cast want to work on other projects.

Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Otis’ best friend Eric Effiong, has just been cast as the next Doctor Who.

Emma is also taking on some big roles and recently starred in Barvie alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

The story of Sex Education also seems to have reached an authentic ending.

Laurie Nunn gave her thoughts on this in an open letter to fans of the show.

She explained: “Writing this feels bittersweet, as we’ve decided the fourth season will also be the final instalment of the show.

“This was not an easy decision to make, but as the themes and stories of the new season crystallised, it became clear that this was the right time to graduate.”

Sex Education Series four is set to land on Netflix on September 21.

source: express.co.uk