‘Sex Education’ favorite Tanya Reynolds won’t return for season 4 – The Hollywood Reporter
Sex education loses another fan favorite.
Actress Tanya Reynolds, who played alien-loving Lily for three seasons in Netflix’s comedy-drama, will not be returning for the upcoming fourth season. The decision, which sources say was made months ago, is part of a creative reset for the show after the show Moordale High School shut down at the end of season three.
Reynolds joins his on-screen love interest Patricia Allison, who played fan-favorite Ola, as series regulars who won’t be returning for the fourth season of creator Laurie Nunn’s series.
“It’s just the natural progression of these shows – when you have such large ensemble casts and so many characters, I think you have to let a few older characters slip through to make room for new ones, which is absolutely the good thing, the way it should happen,” Reynolds told RadioTimes of her Sex education Departure.
Sources say season three will feature a mix of old and new faces like Sex education leaves the closed Moordale High in favor of a new school. Filming for season 4 will begin this summer. Several main cast members are set to return, though Netflix declined to comment on those specific details.
The series stars Asa Butterfield (Otis), Gillian Anderson (Jean), Ncuti Gatwa (Eric), Emma Mackey (Maeve), Connor Swindells (Adam), Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson), Alistair Petrie (Michael), Mimi Keene (Ruby), Aimee Lou Wood (Aimee) and Chaneil Kular (Anwar), among others. Gatwa, it should be noted, made headlines in May after being chosen to replace Jodie Whittaker and become the BBC’s first black doctor. Doctor Who.