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‘Is it getting rebooted?’: Sex Education Star Rakhee Thakrar Confirms She Won’t Return For Fourth Season, Fans Worried That Emma Mackey Might Follow Suit

Created by Laurie Nunn, Sex Education has been praised for acting, directing, and treating the subject matter of sexual intimacy with maturity. Its first season received more than 40 million viewers on Netflix.

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The show stars Emma Mackey, Asa Butterfield, and Ncuti Gatwa.

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The show revolves around the struggle of students from Moordale Secondary School concerning sexual intimacy. The show starts with Otis portrayed by Asa Butterfield, setting up a sex therapy clinic with Maeve played by Emma Mackey to help the students from their school.

Cast leaving Sex Education before next season

Despite the show’s season 4 being green-lit by Netflix last year, many actors from the ensemble cast seem to be departing from the production. Tanya Reynolds and Patricia Alison have already announced their departure from the show.

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In an interview with, Tanya Reynolds who plays Lily Iglehart regarded her leave as just a natural progression but still felt disappointed by it. Following suit Ola Nyman actress Patricia Alison also confirmed to be leaving the show in an interview with Capital Xtra Breakfast, she noted:

“I absolutely have loved my time on Sex Education, and I’m so sorry to have to break that to you guys… I’ve been doing it for three years and I’ve loved it.”

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Sex Education was renewed for season 4, eight days after the premiere of the third season.

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Further shocking fans, another member of the cast has also called it quits. Rakhee Thakrar who plays Emily Sands in the show stated in an interview with Daily Star Sunday that despite her departure, she was proud and grateful to be a part of the production. She said:

“I’m not part of the new series. I can’t really talk about why… But I’m so proud of the show and grateful to have been part of something so important. There is nothing bad about Sex Education.”

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Will Emma Mackey leave too?

Considering many of the cast members leaving the show in droves, fans are concerned Emma Mackey might leave the show too. Emma Mackey plays Maeve Wiley in the show, a fan favorite. She has suggested interest in moving on from the show in an interview with Hunger, saying:

“Sex Education is so momentous as a concept, as a show, and the cast are phenomenal. I genuinely care about them all a lot and I made lifelong friends. We’ve kind of grown up together. But the bittersweet nature of it is that I also can’t be 17 my whole life.”

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Sex Education might introduce new characters with many actors departing before season 4.

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The BAFTA nominated actor is already set to star in the hyped movie Barbie alongside Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. With many of the cast leaving the show, it’s possible she might leave the show too, if not this season, then the next.

Sex Education is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.