Netflix’s teenage dramedy ‘Never Have I Ever’ follows a shy and awkward Indian-American teenager Devi, as she navigates the stormy waters of adulthood as a sophomore. The show managed to satiate the appetite of the genre fans when it first premiered in April 2020. It also garnered critical acclaim for its easy-flowing narrative, caustic humor, multi-layered characters, and for the effortless and empathetic performance by the show’s breakout star, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
The tone of the teen drama has also been likened to that of ‘Love, Simon’ and ‘Booksmart.’ Naturally, fans of the show are eager to know: when will ‘Never Have I Ever’ season 2 release? Well, we are here to answer that question. Read on.
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Release Date
‘Never Have I Ever’ season 1 dropped in its entirety on Netflix on April 27, 2020. It consists of ten episodes with a runtime of 55-60 minutes each.
As far as season 2 is concerned, here’s what we know. Netflix is yet to confirm whether the show will have a second season. However, if we consider the positive response from the critics and audiences, there are high chances that Netflix might recommission the Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher creation, for yet another season. If and when that happens, we expect ‘Never Have I Ever’ season 2 to release sometime in 2022, on Netflix.
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Cast: Who is in it?
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan leads the cast as Devi Vishwakumar. Interestingly, Maitreyi was chosen for the role, among 15000 candidates. ‘The Night Of’ star Poorna Jagannathan essays the character of Devi’s overbearing mother, Nalini Vishwakumar. Ramona Young and Lee Rodriguez star as Devi’s best friends Eleanor and Fabiola.
Richa Shukla as Devi’s cousin Kamala, while Niecy Nash plays Devi’s therapist. Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida Jaren Lewison as Ben Gross. Sendhil Ramamurthy appears in flashbacks as Mohan Venkatesan, Devi’s deceased father.
Almost all the actors will return for another season to portray their respective characters. Tennis legend John McEnroe will also reprise his duties as the Narrator in season 2.
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
Season 1 begins with Devi and her friends – Eleanor and Fabiola, hellbent on making their sophomore year, cool, wild, and exciting. Devi prays for a few things from God, which also includes having a boyfriend. After receiving a fair share of embarrassment and fun, the girls decide to feel comfortable in their own skin, despite what the world says. Apart from reeling from her father’s death, Devi also has some unresolved issues with her mother, Nalini, which has led to them having an estranged relationship.
In the finale, Nalini and Devi mend their differences and reunite, following which they go and spread Devi’s father’s ashes on his birthday. She acknowledges Ben’s helpful nature, and the two end up kissing. While engaged in the act, she misses a call from Paxton, who wishes to patch things up with her.
Season 2 might focus on Devi Vishwakumar’s messy love life. Now that Devi has kissed both Paxton and Ben, in the second season, Devi might explore her romantic connection with either or both the guys. Will she choose the hot and happening “cool dude” Paxton? Or does the nerdy but super caring Ben makes her heart go UwU? Also, we can expect to see how Nalini and Devi’s deal with their newfound reconciliation.
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