While season 4 will be Gatwa and Mackey’s last hurrah, there are a few series stalwarts who won’t be making an appearance in the new season at all. Tanya Reynolds — aka Lily, who many may remember for her penchant for alien erotica — announced that she would be departing ahead of the fourth season. Patricia Allison, who played Lily’s love interest, Ola, won’t be returning either. Then there’s Simone Ashley, who’s since transitioned to a neighboring Netflix series, “Bridgerton.” It’s quite the shakeup, but given the way things ended in the third season, it makes a lot of sense.
Season 3 saw the end of Moordale Secondary, which forced our cast to pursue their respective educations elsewhere. According to the season 4 synopsis, Eric, Otis (Asa Butterfield), former head girl Viv (Chinenye Ezeudu), star athlete Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling), Aimee (Aimee Lou Wood), and Adam (Connor Swindells) have all moved on to Cavendish Sixth Form College. The rest of the Moordale student body will be scattered to the winds. That includes Maeve, who will be continuing her studies in the States.
Sure, it’s kind of a bummer to lose so many familiar faces, but these characters will have to grow up eventually. It’s the nature of the beast, but it’s nice to know that their careers are taking off in such major ways regardless.