Popular Netflix teen comedy series Sex Education is coming to an end after four successful seasons.
The streaming giant shared the sad update with fans on Thursday morning, while simultaneously dropping the upcoming teaser trailer for Season 4 of the show, which hits Netflix for the last time on September 21.
In a heartfelt letter to fans, creator, lead writer and executive producer Laurie Nunn said that she and the writing team were saddened when drafting up the final season, but it was time for the students of Moordale Secondary School to start a new chapter.
“Writing this feels bittersweet, because we’ve decided the fourth season will also be the final instalment of our show,” Nunn wrote.
“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 graduation.”
The series stars Asa Butterfield as an awkward teenage boy with a sex therapist mother (played The X-Files star Gillian Anderson), who teams up with a classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school to help students with their sex problems.
The series – which also stars Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa and Aimee-Lou Wood – has been nominated for nine BAFTA TV Awards as well as two AACTA International Awards for Best Comedy Series.
Sex Education’s Season 3 won the top prize for Best Comedy Series at the 50th International Emmy Awards in 2022.
It seems the show will go out with a bang with the likes of Emmy winner and Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy, model and actress Jodie Turner Smith, and comedian Eshaan Akbar joining Season 4. Season 3 clocked up a whopping 66.6 million views in its first 91 days of release – and Season 4 is gearing up for similar success.
“We are incredibly proud of Sex Education and feel indebted to our brilliant writers, cast and crew who put so much heart into making every episode,” Nunn added in her letter.
“They have worked tirelessly to bring you this final season, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Goodbyes are the worst, but let’s celebrate all the good times we’ve had.”
Still, fans are left devastated over the news, with many expressing their disappointment about the show coming to an end.
“I CAN’T F***IN BREAAAAATHE,” tweeted one, while another wrote: “Sex education ending … ️ we never gonna have a teen show like that again.”
“Breaks my heart sex education ending with season 4,” another commented, with one user saying: “Sex Education is such a fun show and has covered some pretty solid topics, so it’s going to be a bittersweet ending I feel.”