It’s really happening! Mindy Kaling’s well-received coming-of-age comedy series Never Have I Ever has officially been renewed by global streaming powerhouse, Netflix, in an announcement that came barely two months following the series dropped on the entertainment platform last April.
Never Have I Ever centers on the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian-American teenage girl. The series stars newcomer, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar, an overachieving high school sophomore, as she navigates her awkward high school experiences, leading her to many difficult situations.
Slated for a second season return are Poorna Jagannathan (as Devi’s mother, Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar), Richa Moorjani (as the intelligent but socially-awkward cousin Kamala), Jaren Lewison (who serves as her perennial rival Ben Gross), Darren Barnet (as high school jock and her ideal man, Paxton Hall-Yoshida) and best friends Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young.
Kaling spearheaded the production of the series with co-creator Lang Fisher, who also serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner. This Universal Television project is also executive produced by 3 Arts Entertainment’s Howard Klein and David Miner and is produced in association with in association with 3 Arts Entertainment, Original Langster, and Kaling International.
Following its release, the show scored points for proper and progressive representation of the lead’s Indian-American experience, while navigating the ins and outs of its lead characters’ transition to young adulthood. The show has topped Netflix viewer lists across different nations in the streaming service’s subscribers.
See the cast welcoming this announcement in this video: