Dan Levy, the co-creator and star of the worldwide breakout hit comedy Schitt’s Creek, has been cast in the upcoming season of Netflix’s Sex Education.
Netflix confirmed the news on its official Twitter page saying, “Sex Education Season 4 is now in production — and Dan Levy has joined the cast as Mr. Molloy!”
Levy, 39, who won four Emmy’s for the last season of Schitt’s Creek, is set to appear in season 4 of the hit show playing Thomas Molloy, a famous author and tutor to Maeve, played by Emma Mackey.
The role is the out actor’s first regular television role since Schitt’s Creek came to an end in 2021.
All-Around Creative Talent
Sex Ed. Season 4. VERY serious news. pic.twitter.com/PQmjx1tEPL
— dan levy (@danjlevy) August 19, 2022
Levy posted a simple message to his official Instagram and Twitter accounts, saying, “Sex Ed. Season 4. VERY serious news.” alongside a photo of himself as Molloy,
Levy inked a major multi-year television and feature film deal with Netflix in September 2021.
Scott Stuber, the head of global film for Netflix and Bela Bajaria, the head of global TV for Netflix, said in a joint statement, “Dan Levy is an incredible all-around creative talent, who thoughtfully approaches every story with a meaningful perspective.”
“His work on Schitt’s Creek charmed audiences around the world and we’re thrilled to partner and create new films and shows with Dan.”
Netflix Teases Fans
— sex education (@sexeducation) August 19, 2022
Levy is one of seven new actors who are set to make their debut in the upcoming season of Sex Education. Other new faces include Thaddea Graham (Doctor Who), Marie Reuther (Kamikaze), Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James and Imani Yahshua.
Netflix has teased fans with what to expect in the upcoming season. “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?!”
“Viv is totally thrown by the college’s student-led, non-competitive approach, while Jackson is still struggling to get over Cal. Aimee tries something new by taking an Art A Level and Adam grapples with whether mainstream education is for him. Over in the U.S., Maeve is living her dream at prestigious Wallace University, being taught by cult author Thomas Molloy. Otis is pining after her, while adjusting to not being an only child at home, or the only therapist on campus.”
Filming For New Season Underway In Wales
Filming for the new season is currently underway in Wales with production on scheduled to continue into early 2023. While a release date for season 4 has not been announced, Netflix has told fans of the show, “You’ll have to wait a bit”.
Levy joins returning cast members Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Lou Wood, Connor Swindells, Alastair Petrie, and Cedar Williams-Stirling.
Cast members not returning for the new season are Patricia Allison (Ola), Tanya Reynolds (Lily), Simone Ashley (Olivia) and Rahkee Thakrar (Emily). Ashley is currently at work on the upcoming season of Bridgerton.
Speaking with Radio Times, Reynolds (who played Lily) said ,”It’s just the natural progression of these shows — when you have such big ensemble casts and so many characters, I think you have to let a few older characters go to make way for newer ones, which is absolutely the right thing, the way it should happen.”
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