Emma Mackey, who plays Maeve Wiley in the popular Netflix series Sex Education, appears to have confirmed that her character won’t return if the show is renewed for a fifth season.
Emma Mackey, a star of Sex Education, appears to have confirmed that season 4 will be her final one. 2019 saw Mackey’s breakout performance as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix series Sex Education. Since then, she has seen a meteoric climb to stardom, appearing in movies including Emily and Death on the Nile. This cast some doubt on her participation in Sex Education Season 4, but she finally decided to come back. Nonetheless, Sex Education has seen a significant cast turnover since the conclusion of season 3. If the program gets picked up for a fifth season, there will be more character departures.
Mackey appears to confirm that Maeve won’t be coming back for a hypothetical Sex Education season 5 in an interview with RadioTimes. She had lately made hints that she would be leaving the program, so the news wasn’t wholly unexpected. Her response now sounds more certain. Check out what she said below:
Season 4 of Sex Education is already experiencing some significant losses, and a future season 5 may follow the same pattern. The main characters that have left thus far are Emily Sands (Rakhee Thakrar), Ola Nyman (Patricia Allison), Lily Iglehart (Tanya Reynolds), and Olivia Hanan (Simone Ashley). In contrast to Allison, Reynolds, and Ashley, who all played students, Thakrar was the only instructor to leave the series. Ncuti Gatwa and Mackey, two important cast members, have additionally declared their intentions to leave Sex Education after season 4.
The cast members’ finding of new possibilities was the main factor in the majority of their exits. Several young actors’ careers were began by Sex Education, providing them with new opportunities. Ashley departed the show after season three because she was cast in the highly regarded Bridgerton. Gatwa’s decision to leave Sex Education after season four was also anticipated because he was offered the main role of the Doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who on BBC. Allison also spoke about her decision to leave Sex Education as a result of new chances.
Then there are some, like Mackey, who just think Sex Education has outlived its usefulness. The cast members are taking advantage of new chances and could be becoming a little too old for the show’s high school setting. Moreover, Sex Education is changing and could need to make place for some new characters, which was suggested as being the cause of Reynolds and Thakrar’s departure. The fourth season of Sex Education will take place in a totally new school and will expand the ensemble by introducing new characters. It is inevitable after a multi-year run, certain stars have outgrown Sex Education while other stars have outgrown the program.