Is Anyone Returning for Season 4 of “S-x Education”?

Rakhee Thakrar in
Rakhee Thakrar in "S-x Education"

Yet another S-x Education star is leaving Moordale High.

In September last year, Netflix renewed the series for a fourth season, but it’s shaping up to be rather unfamiliar based on the number of cast members who say they won’t be returning. 

The latest to add their name to the list? Rakhee Thakrar who plays English teacher Emily Sands. 

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, the 38-year-old actress said, “I’m not part of the new series. I can’t really talk about why.”

It’s possible that the reason could be plot-related as Thakrar continued: “But I’m so proud of the show and grateful to have been part of something so important. There is nothing bad about S-x Education.”

In June, Patricia Allison, who starred as Ola, announced that she would not be taking part in the show’s fourth season. Shortly after, Tanya Reynolds, who appeared as Ola’s girlfriend Lily, also revealed that she would not be featuring. 

“It’s just the natural progression of these shows – when you have such big ensemble casts and so many characters, I think you have to let a few older characters go to make way for newer ones, which is absolutely the right thing, the way it should happen,” Reynolds told Radio Times. 

Simone Ashley already announced in April that she would not be returning as Olivia due to her role in Bridgerton while no official statement has been made as yet about whether Ncuti Gatwa will reprise his role as Eric now that he has been cast as the lead in Doctor Who.