Netflix’s popular indo-american show Never Have I Ever is officially renewed for season 2. Now finally we are going to get answers for the cliffhanger that the show left us with in season 1. And, the most important question, what will happen of the love triangle between Devi, Ben and Paxton. Who will she finally choose?
The show is a coming of age comedy series by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, centred on Devi Vishwakumar, a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. She is a 15-year old from Sherman Oaks, CA. And yes, she has issues to deal with: family, sexuality and high school.
The story follows her in her journey of changing her social status after a horrible year that included losing her father and remaining confined to a wheelchair for three months. The show launched on 27th April this year and has already built up a strong fanbase. Singer Charlie Puth and Padma Lakshmi have also praised it on social media.
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Twitter Announcements
After carefully analysing the viewing figures on season 1 on Netflix, Never Have I Ever received a green flag for season 2.
The news of the show getting confirmed for season 2 was confirmed by the Never Have I Ever cast in a cheeky video on July 1, 2020. Ramakrishnan got on a zoom call with everyone to share the big new, once everyone got past her bangs.
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Kaling also shared the news with her Twitter followers.
WHAT’S THE PLOT FOR NEVER HAVE I EVER SEASON 2?
Season 1 of Never Have I Ever ended with a lot of open plot threads. The one question that everyone has been asking since the end of the first season is that will Devi embark on a romance with former high school nemesis Ben after the pair ended up locking lips. But that’s not the end of it. The high school hottie and Devi’s crush Paxton Hall Yoshida texted her. He wanted to give things a try with her despite her “dorky” exterior. Now that leaves us with a spicy love triangle.
And if you are not familiar with Devi yet, let me tell you she would happily self-sabotage her burgeoning relationship with Ben for the high school hottie. We just hope that Devi acts rationally in season 2 of Never Have I Ever. But we are also to know about Ben’s relationship with Shira (his girlfriend). It is unclear whether the pair had split up. Season 2 is also likely to go in more depth about Devi’s grief after losing her father.
Devi’s mother Nalini could also be seen struggling to cope with her own grief somewhat and raising the unruly teen in Never Have I Ever season 2. Fans could also be treated with more screen time on Kamala’s love life with her suitor Prashant. The duo decided to keep seeing each other on the low without their respective parents’ knowledge.
There is also a scope of the entry of new characters for Never Have I Ever Season 2. Fabiola will explore her lesbian identity and relationship with Eve, while Eleanor will have to continue to contend with the complex relationship with her mother.
Speaking about Never Have I Ever season 2, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan said that she was rooting for her character and hoping she dealt with her grief. She told Variety: “Personally for me, I want it to be Team Devi.” The teen star added, “She needs to learn how to love herself and accept her grief for her father, be kinder to her family and her friends and realize she’s not the nicest and she’s not really a delight that she thinks she is.”
Although we haven’t been provided with much details about the second season of the show, it is also apparent that even the cast is ignorant about the plot. In her interview, with Forbes, she said that she’s “just as curious as the fans to know what’s going to happen”. Further, she added, “I truly don’t know what Devi has planned, I don’t know what’s going to happen with her. I’m curious to know if she gets it together and cleans up her act.”
Which Characters Are Returning For Never Have I Ever Season 2?
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will definitely reprise her role as Devi. The main cast of the show, including Poorna Jagannathan (Nalini), Richa Moorjani (Kamala), Darren Barnet (Paxton), Jaren Lewison (Ben), Lee Rodriguez (Fabiola) and Ramona Young (Eleanor), will also return. Christina Kartchner as Eve, Benjamin Norris as Trent Harrison, Niecy Nash as Dr. Jamie Ryan and Rushi Kota as Prashant, among others will return for Never Have I Ever season 2.
There is also a possibility of fans seeing new characters appear in the story as the plot expands.
Season 2 could also feature Sendhil Ramamurthy back as father Mohan Vishwakumar. The Heroes actor told ET Online in an interview: “Oh my God, I honestly hadn’t thought about that but if they wanted me back, I had such a great time working with these guys and I’ve known Mindy for a long time.”
As for the show’s narrator, John McEnroe, it still is not confirm if he will return. But he did reveal in his interview with Entertainment Weekly that it would be “great” to continue narrating.
When Will The Second Season Premiere?
The coronavirus pandemic has put a halt on all film productions and the filming of Never Have I Ever season 2 is also the one to be affected by it. Hence, it’s very difficult to predict when will the show be back on screens. However, since season one premiered in April, it could be safe to assume that season 2 of Never Have I Ever will come in the later months of 2021.
IS THERE A TRAILER?
There is no trailer yet for Never Have I Ever season 2. All we have for now is one epic video announcement of the renewal of the show on Twitter. But when it will get released fans should be ready to experience more punchy one-liners and even more steamy teen romances as they follow Devi’s high school life.