Dan Levy has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of Sex Education.
On 19 August, it was confirmed that the Emmy winner has joined the Netflix comedy series as Thomas Molloy, a “cult author” and Maeve’s teacher at the “prestigious” Wallace University.
Also joining as series regulars are Doctor Who’s Thaddea Graham and Kamikaze’s Marie Reuther, as well as newcomers Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James and Imani Yahshua.
Season four will also see the return of Asa Butterfield (Otis), Gillian Anderson (Jean), Ncuti Gatwa (Eric), Aimee-Lou Wood (Aimee), Emma Mackey (Maeve) and Connor Swindells (Adam).
Deep breath for even more star power: Kedar Williams-Stirling (Jackson), Mimi Keene (Ruby), George Robinson (Isaac), Chinenye Ezeudu (Vivienne), Dua Saleh (Cal), Alistair Petrie (Michael) and Samantha Spiro (Maureen).
It was recently announced that Tanya Reynolds and Patricia Allison, who play Lily Iglehart and Ola Nyman, respectively, have exited the series.
The official synopsis for season four reads: “Following the closure of Moordale Secondary, Otis and Eric now face a new frontier — their first day at Cavendish Sixth Form College.
“Otis is nervous about setting up his new clinic, while Eric is praying they won’t be losers again. But Cavendish is a culture shock for all the Moordale students — they thought they were progressive but this new college is another level.
“There’s daily yoga in the communal garden, a strong sustainability vibe and a group of kids who are popular for being … kind?!”
According to the synopsis, the new season will see Vivienne come to terms with the college’s “student-led, non-competitive approach,” while Jackson struggles to get over his breakup with Cal.
Aimee explores Art A Level, Adam “grapples” with whether “mainstream education” is for him and Otis ‘pines’ after Maeve’s move to the United States.
Sex Education Season 4 is officially in production!
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 19, 2022
Dan Levy is best known for co-creating (with his father Eugene Levy) and starring in Pop TV’s widely-acclaimed comedy series Schitt’s Creek, which also stars Eugene, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy.
Following the series finale, Levy made history when the sixth season swept all seven major categories at the Primetime Emmy Awards – the first time ever for a comedy or drama.
It won Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing (all for Dan Levy), as well as Lead Actor (Eugene Levy), Lead Actress (O’Hara), Supporting Actor (Dan Levy) and Supporting Actress (Murphy).
The series also set a record for most Emmy wins by a comedy series in a single season, and Levy became the first person to win a Primetime Emmy Award in all four major categories in a single year.
In September 2021, it was announced that Levy had signed an overall deal with Netflix to write and produce scripted content across film and TV.
The fourth season of Sex Education is currently filming.