sex education star Dear friend has spoken out about his struggles with the creative direction of the Netflix show. Speak with Rolling Stone U Ahead of the September 21 premiere of Season 4, Gatwa said, “It was very difficult; It was such a big show. When you’re telling stories that have never been seen before, there’s always a struggle over how to tell them.”
Gatwa says saying goodbye to Sex Education ending with Season 4 was bittersweet, adding that he’s grateful for the experience. But he admits: “It wasn’t always cheerful. I feel like we outgrew that and gave everything we could.”
Gatwa, who was cast to play the fifteenth Doctor on Doctor Who, also spoke about how sexual education gave him a rude awakening to the reality of working on television: “Being part of it quickly exposed me to the dark side of the industry made. I remember an executive producer telling me that white people didn’t understand my character Eric, which angered me. There’s a whole show that white people can understand.”
What’s coming in Sex Education Season 4?
“Following the closure of Moordale Secondary, Otis and Eric now face a new challenge – their first day at Cavendish Sixth Form College,” reads the official summary. “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 another level. There’s daily yoga in the community garden, a strong sustainability vibe, and a group of kids who are known for being…friendly?! Viv is taken aback by the college’s student-centric, non-competitive approach, while Jackson is still struggling to get over Cal. Aimee tries something new by getting an arts degree, and Adam wrestles with whether formal education is right for him. Over in the US, Maeve is living her dream at the prestigious Wallace University and is tutored by cult author Thomas Molloy. Otis longs for her as he adjusts to not being the only child at home or the only therapist on campus…”
In addition to Gatwa, the cast of Sex Education Season 4 includes Asa Butterfield, Aimee-Lou Wood, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Mimi Keene, George Robinson, Chinenye Ezeudu, Dua Saleh, Alistair Petrie, and Samantha Spiro Jim Howick, Rakhee Thakrar, Daniel Ings and Gillian Anderson.