Netflix Never Have I Ever is getting another season. The show was released last year, in 2020 during the quarantine. It became famous instantly on the platform. The shows like Atypical, Sex education and The end of the Fu*king world are similar to Never Have I Ever. All of these shows are based on teens. However, Never have I ever got love a lot of love from critics and fans for its “relatable” plot. They also appreciated the fact that the main character is a brown Indian- girl. The show was created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. Mindy Kaling is also proud of the show and the main character.
She expressed her feelings in an interview:
“I felt lucky to be able to do a show about an Indian nerd who’s also badly behaved, to show that because I’m deeply familiar with it. Bela [Bajaria, Netflix vice president of local language originals] was also interested in seeing Indian characters who are not all like Princess Jasmine,”
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Plot
The previous season revealed Devi’s anger issues and her troubling relationship with her mother after the death of his father. She had a crush on a guy named Paxton but in the final episode, we saw her kissing Ben. Never Have I Ever Season 2 is definitely going to focus on a love-triangle. Mindy explained what will happen to Devi in the upcoming episodes during an interview;
“[Devi’s] figuring out how not to rage out, because that’s her problem. She has this really bad temper. And see if she actually does end up having a boyfriend, or whether she can even be a good girlfriend to these guys.” Kaling added, “I’m so excited because we had to delay everything because of the pandemic, but now at Universal, they’ve made it really safe.”
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan , who plays Devi in the show, also explained what she thinks about Devi’s character;
“Three main things—understanding that she needs to be more appreciative of her family and her friends because her friends do a lot for her,” Ramakrishnan, told this to Variety magazine. Her friends really are her day ones. And also understanding where her mother’s coming from. That is something that we’ll be able to have a lot of audiences relate to, understanding where our parents are coming from even though they might not go about doing certain things the best way possible.”
In the second season, we are definitely going to see Devi’s relationship with her mother becoming stronger. We are also going to see if her cousin Kamala is going to end up with her boyfriend Steve or not ? or will she choose to arrange marriage over her relationship.
Never Have I Ever Season 2 is expected to release in April this year. The shooting started in November 2020, due to the corona-virus pandemic it was delayed. But, now the situation is better and a lot of projects have already continued filming. Hopefully, things will become better this year and season 2 of the show will be released this year.
According to Kaling:
“Honestly, I’m in the same boat as the fans. I don’t know what’s going to happen at all,” she said. “I just know for me and of course the rest of the cast and the crew of Never Have I Ever, we all want to make sure that when we do start filming again for season 2, we’re doing it safely and responsibly rather than just rushing into it.”
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.