Could “Sex Education” be Losing One of its Main Stars?

Asa Butterfield and Ncuti Gatwa in
Asa Butterfield and Ncuti Gatwa in "Sex Education"

Sex Education may be losing one of its most beloved characters…

With season three barely out the gate, fans of the Netflix series are already hoping that the streaming service will renew the show for a fourth round. 

Whether the entire cast would return, however, seems to be up in the air.

The romantic tension between Otis Milburn (played by Asa Butterfield) and smart but unconventional Maeve Wiley has been a continuous theme throughout the show’s three seasons. But Emma Mackey who stars as Maeve has now hinted that perhaps the couple won’t end up together after all as she may not return even if the series does.

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

Despite playing teenagers, the majority of the cast are in their twenties, including Mackey who is already 25.

Netflix has yet to confirm whether Sex Education will return for a fourth season.