Sex Education creator says show won't wrap up 'perfectly'

The final season of the Netflix show is set to premiere next week

Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn and Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong in Sex Education Season 4. (Thomas Wood/Netflix)
Ncuti Gatwa and Asa Butterfield in the fourth series of Sex Education. (Netflix)

Sex Education creator Laurie Nunn has said fans of the show should not expect the Netflix hit to wrap up "perfectly".

The fourth and final season of the comedy-drama is set to premiere on the streaming service on 21 September and is hotly anticipated by fans.

Read more: Why is Sex Education ending? Everything we know as season 4 trailer lands

Discussing the show coming to an end in an interview with The Guardian, Nunn said: "I think if you start writing while thinking about how people are responding to the work, it can become very self-conscious.

"I'm hopeful that there's a bittersweetness to [the ending], and that there's everything people want in there, even though it might not be wrapped up completely perfectly."

CANNES, FRANCE - OCTOBER 08:  Laurie Nunn attends the opening ceremony during the 4th Canneseries Festival on October 08, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Sex Education creator Laurie Nunn. (Corbis via Getty Images)

Nunn has previously said that now was the right time to end the show: "This was not an easy decision to make but as the themes and stories of the new season crystallised, it became clear that this was the right time to graduate."

Featuring an ensemble cast of rising stars including Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Asa Butterfield and Aimee Lou Wood, alongside Gillian Anderson, Sex Education quickly became one of Netflix's biggest hits.

The show follows the lives of the students and staff at the fictional Moordale Secondary School with its storylines often revolving around sex and relationships.

The second season of Laurie Nunn's hit teen comedy series landed on Netflix at the start of 2020, and was a huge hit. Season 3 has already been commissioned.
Sex Education season four debuts on 21 September. (Netflix)

The fourth and final season sees the show undergo a change of setting following the closing of Moordale with many of the characters moving to Cavendish Sixth Form College, a progressive school that has yoga classes.

The series has received wide acclaim since it debuted in 2019 with it receiving particular acclaim for its visual style, warm humour and performances of the cast.

There are new additions to the cast including Schitt's Creek actor Dan Levy as an author, Jodie Turner-Smith and Thaddea Graham, while Simone Ashley, Chaneil Kular and Tanya Reynolds have all departed the show following the third season.

Watch: Sex Education season four trailer released by Netflix