Emma Mackey is bowing out of Netflix‘s Sex Education.
The 27-year-old actress has confirmed that it is highly unlikely for her to return as Maeve in a potential fifth season of the popular show.
Emma was asked at the 2023 BAFTAs about the possibility of her returning to the show, and that’s when she revealed the news.
During her interview with RadioTimes on the red carpet, Emma mentioned that she had just finished filming the fourth season last week, expressing surprise at the mention of a fifth season.
Emma further clarified that she does not believe she will be appearing in the fifth season, stating that she has already bid farewell to her character, Maeve. Similarly, her co-star Ncuti Gatwa hinted that he too has closed the door on returning for a fifth season.
Ncuti Gatwa took to Instagram to express his farewell, stating, “Last day. Last time. Bye bubs, thank you for all the lessons and for all the strength.” Despite saying goodbye to the series, both Emma and Ncuti will be appearing together in the upcoming Barbie movie.