Good news, sex education fans: Ncuti Gatwa will reprise her role as Eric Effiong in the upcoming fourth season of the hit Netflix show.
as first reported type (opens in new tab)some shrewd scheduling has ensured that Gatwa, who was recently chosen to be the next Doctor Who, returns to the hormone-filled halls of Moordale for sex education season 4, which recently began filming.
The news comes on the heels of the worrying departure of the Netflix series, in which Rakhee Thakrar (Miss Sands), Simone Ashley (Olivia), Tanya Reynolds (Lily) and Patricia Allison (Ola) have all confirmed they will not be reprising their roles in The respective characters in the show’s upcoming seasons.
Gatwa’s Eric is returning for more high school Hijinks, though, which should lift the spirits of sex education fans who fear the show may have lost its luster.
A close friend of the show’s protagonist Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Connors Wendells’ Adam, Eric has grown into the show’s most important character, often pushing the narrative to the right. Forward development while delivering emotion and humor.
What follows are spoilers for seasons 1-3 of sex education.
Eric’s involvement also appears to be crucial to the plot of Sex Education Season 4. He and Adam decided to part ways at the end of the series’ third season, with the former kissing another man in Nigeria as the nail in the coffin, a relationship that always seemed oddly balanced, considering Adam’s journey to learn about his own sexuality.
But we also see Adam getting closer and closer to Eric’s ex, Raheem, in late episodes of season 3, hinting at a possible romance between the two that once seemed impossible. Naturally, both of these plot threads involve Eric, and it’s hard to see how the producers of Sex Education would have dealt with them if Gatwa couldn’t be in the new episodes.
There’s no official word on when Sex Education Season 4 is coming to Netflix, although we do know Recent production list (opens in new tab)) Filming begins on July 4, 2022. As such, we don’t expect the show’s fourth season to arrive anytime this year. Our best guess for a new show’s release is the first half of 2023, especially since both seasons 1 and 2 of Sex Education launched in January.
We’ll share more details when we receive Season 4 – our dedicated hub contains everything we know right now. For more Netflix TV content, check out our roundup of the best Netflix movies, as well as our breakdown of Stranger Things season 4 and its failure to take Squid Game’s top ratings.