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Lovesick Season 4 - Will It Ever Happen?

"Lovesick" began its life with the title "Scrotal Recall," but the British rom-com's charming cast and smart writing managed to overcome its off-putting moniker. After airing as a Channel 4 original in the U.K. for its first season, Netflix snapped up the rights to the comedy and produced an additional two seasons. The Season 3 finale officially aired in 2018, and fans have been keeping their fingers crossed for a season 4 of "Lovesick" ever since.

Unlike American shows, British shows sometimes return after long hiatuses either for additional seasons or one-off specials, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that "Lovesick" will continue at some point, although there are currently no plans for a season 4 at this time. Still, the show's stars, as well as series creator Tom Edge, have shared their thoughts on how Dylan (Johnny Flynn) and Evie's (Antonia Thomas) story could continue.

Season 3 of the series ended with best friends Dylan and Evie finally together after years of missed chances. Meanwhile, their other best pal, Luke (Daniel Ings), was ready to start his own journey toward finding true love. Ultimately, it was a fitting end to a series that was essentially a story about a trio of friends leaving their wild young adulthood behind, but the door was definitely left open for more "Lovesick" to come in the future. But will the series ever return for Season 4?

When will Lovesick Season 4 be released?

Although Netflix never officially canceled Lovesick, the series hasn't been renewed for season 4 either. As a result, the actors have all moved on to other projects, and as of 2021, there are no concrete plans for the comedy to continue. In a January 2021 interview with Decider, star Johnny Flynn gave fans an update on the status of the show, and implied he would be game to return if Netflix decides to make a fourth season or special in the future. "Never say never, but we're not planning it now," he said. "Nobody's talked about it for a long time. Netflix was like, 'Not just now,' that kind of thing. So we've all just put it in the back of our minds. But it could happen."

Perhaps too much time has passed — Season 3 debuted in 2018 — and cast members have aged out of their roles in a show about young romance. They've also moved on to other, time-filling projects, including Antonia Thomas, who went on to join ABC's "The Good Doctor" for five years. Thomas herself thinks the writing is on the wall as been for some time. "I think it could be done," Antonia Thomas told Digital Spy in 2018. "I mean, I'd love for it not to be, but I think that maybe the third one was the last."

What is the plot of Lovesick Season 4?

"Lovesick" Season 3 ended with Dylan and Evie together, but it didn't feel like their story was over just because they were finally a couple. In a 2018 interview with Vulture, series creator Tom Edge shared that he would want season 4 to recapture the lighter side of the series, which was something that became lost a bit in the heavier themes of seasons 2 and 3. "I think broadening its horizons but taking it back into slightly warmer, more upbeat territory would be the right thing to do," the series creator said.

As for star Johnny Flynn, he shared there were talks of reuniting for a holiday special at some point, and he told Decider he believes that could be a great way to continue the story naturally. "Maybe Evie and Dylan with some kids," he said of the possibility of picking up the story several years later. "The chat a little while ago was about like a one-off sort of film that was, you know, just like one event — set around one thing that happens, you know, like a holiday that they all get together for or something, which I thought would be quite fun."

For now at least, it seems "Lovesick" Season 3 is the end of the road for Evie, Dylan, and Luke, but if the opportunity to continue the show ever comes along, Edge and Flynn seem ready to return to the world of "Lovesick" if Netflix is.

Who is starring in Lovesick Season 4?

The core "Lovesick" trio of Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, and Daniel Ings would all need to return if Netflix decided to greenlight season 4 or a reunion movie. Recently, Flynn has landed number of high profile film roles in movies like "Emma" and "The Dig," and according the Showtime series "Ripley." 

His co-stars are equally busy, with Thomas playing a lead role on ABC's "The Good Doctor," while also making time to appear in Amazon's "Small Axe" in 2020. Meanwhile, Ings has spent the years since "Lovesick" ostensibly ended taking on major roles in acclaimed British TV projects including "Black Mirror," "The English Game," and "I Hate Suzie." As a result, the actors may not have time in their schedule to return to their "Lovesick" roles anytime soon, and it would be impossible to move forward without him.

However, in an interview with Decider, Flynn made it clear he would be happy to reprise the role of Dylan if the opportunity ever arises. "I would be down with that, for sure," he said of a potential season 4. "Making that show was one of the pleasures of my life. I loved it. I loved all the people involved. And I really miss them all. I think what they did was with the writing, they kind of made it that if for any reason, there wasn't another season that it was left in a good place, but there's definitely room to continue the story."