*Warning - contains full spoilers for Sex Education season 4*


Now that Sex Education has come to an end and fans have had a chance to mull over some of the various plot developments, one which has proved controversial with some fans is the fact that Otis and Maeve don't end up together.

In the series finale, Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey's characters end their relationship shortly after finally going all the way in the bedroom in the previous episode.

They decide to do so so each of them can pursue separate futures, with Otis staying put in the UK and Maeve returning to her writing programme in America.

This ending might be proven controversial, but the show's creator Laurie Nunn has now revealed that she's "always been pretty sure" that the couple wouldn't end up together as the end of the series.

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Asa Butterfield as Otis in Sex Education Season 4. Samuel Taylor/Netflix

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Nunn explained: "They’re 17, and I think it’s really hard if you meet your soulmate when you’re 17. And I’ve always sort of imagined that they might get together 10 years down the path when they’ve matured and grown up a little bit."

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Nunn also joked that that could be "the spinoff", with a new show seeing Otis and Maeve "just married and boring".

Nunn has previously hinted that spin-offs could be on the cards, saying that while she's "definitely taking a break and thinking about other things", that doesn't mean this is necessarily the last time we will visit Moordale.

She explained: "Moordale is a really rich world, and writing about teenagers is always a lot of fun. So, I think that there’s always potential for more to be explored in that world."

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