There's been a lot of talk in recent months about the possible changes that might await viewers in the upcoming fourth season of Netflix hit Sex Education – with various characters leaving the show and a change of location on the cards as well.


But one thing that won't be changing is that Asa Butterfield will be returning in the lead role of Otis Milburn, and so during an exclusive interview with to promote his new festive film Your Christmas or Mine? we asked the star if there was anything he could tease about the next run.

"I'm not sure how much I'm allowed to tease," he said. "But we're in the new school, new locations and things have changed up a bit. And we've got some new characters.

"The show's definitely sort of evolved somewhat," he added. "But it's still got the core team involved and it's been fun – I mean we all know each other so well at this point, so it's a great time and it's a laugh."

Earlier in 2022, Butterfield's co-star Emma Mackey – who plays Otis' will-they-won't-they love interest, Maeve Wiley –revealed to that her role might be a little reduced in the new run, but she added that despite the changes it still very much felt like the same show.

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"It feels very familiar! And it's a bit more sporadic because we have more characters. So there's… I'm not in it as consistently," she said.

"And yeah, I'm intrigued to know what's going to happen – because I also don't know. I'm also finding out as we go along, so it'll be fun!"

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