Aimee Lou Wood recently discussed the future of Sex Education. Premiering in 2019, the coming-of-age show became an instant hit for Netflix, thanks to its nuanced depiction of the pains and pleasures of teen life. Sex Education mostly centers on the students and staff members at Moordale High, but after the school was sold at the end of season 3, it’s uncertain what lies ahead for them.
Sex Education season 3 saw a lot of drastic changes to the school, which came with the arrival of a new Headteacher, Hope Haddon (Jemima Kirke). She was initially welcomed by the students, but as she started executing restrictive rules to rehabilitate Moordale’s tainted image as a sex school, her popularity plummeted. Instead, she’s seen more as the outing’s villain. In the end, Otis (Asa Butterfield) and his peers were able to force her out of the institution. Unfortunately, this move backfired after Moordale was surprisingly sold, forcing pupils to find alternative means of education immediately.
While Sex Education season 3 ended on a cliffhanger, there’s also no denying that the show is seemingly nearing its natural ending point. Wood was asked about it in a new interview with Variety, and she says that unfortunately, the show will ultimately have to end before too long since the cast is growing old. She did acknowledge, however, that the series can continue past the kids’ stint at Moordale as they can start college instead. Read what Wood said below:
“We’re going to have to because I’m fast approaching 30. We could go to uni, I guess, but I don’t particularly want to be playing a fresher when I’m 45. It’s going to have to come to an end, which is sad, but also I feel like you should always leave them wanting more. Always end on a high instead of having people go, ‘I really wish they would stop.’”
Luckily, Sex Education is already confirmed to return for season 4. While it’s uncertain what its story will be, it could solely focus on the characters’ individual arcs. It can show Otis coping with Maeve’s (Emma Mackey) absence while getting used to being a big brother to Jean’s (Gillan Anderson) new baby. Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam (Connor Swindells) can come to terms with their break-up as they move on separately. Amy (Wood) can continue her healing journey after being sexually harassed in Sex Education season 1. Perhaps most interestingly, the show can follow Maeve’s adventure in America.
Beyond that, however, is currently unknown. Wood is right, though; unfortunately, Netflix can’t stretch out the show’s narrative, especially given the cast’s age. But this doesn’t need to be a bad thing. This way, Sex Education isn’t forced to come up with unnecessarily complicated narratives just to make things interesting. It can end when it needs to end, giving its creators the chance to wrap it up on their terms. This way, they can ensure the series’ quality from start to finish, which is important in the greater scheme of things.
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