"Oh my God, I have two boyfriends."
When Never Have I Ever premiered in April 2020, it was just the right coming-of-age series Netflix viewers needed. Created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, the semi-autobiographical dramedy received rave reviews for highlighting South Asian stories and breaking stereotypes. Critics and audiences both loved the series, so it's no surprise a Never Have I Ever Season 2 is coming. But when is the show returning? Fans don't have to wait long, as the series is returning to Netflix on July 15, 2021.
Never Have I Ever stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar, a high school sophomore from the Los Angeles suburbs. Stricken by grief after her father's unexpected death, she started her second year of high school with best friends Eleanor (Ramona Young) and Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez) determined to make 10th grade her year. But her relationship with her family (especially her mother Nalini, played by Poorna Jagannathan) made things hard. Moreover, her self-esteem suffered from constantly comparing herself to her beautiful cousin, Kamala (Richa Moorjani). But even so, by the end of Season 1, she'd found herself torn between two guys: her crush, Paxton (Darren Barnet), and her nemesis, who turns out to be a far better friend, Ben (Jaren Lewison).
With Season 2 greenlit in July 2020, fans have been waiting eagerly for news about the new season. Here's what to know:
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Plot
Here's the official synopsis for the season, per Netflix:
In Season 2 of the Netflix coming-of-age comedy Never Have I Ever, Indian American teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) continues to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships.
Fans know one of the running themes of the series is grief. Both Kaling and co-creator Lang Fisher lost parents at a relatively young age, and Kaling has said that exploring growing up in that environment was something they were keen to explore.
With the potential for a love interest for Devi's mom, this season could address how family members struggle when one starts to move on before the other is ready. It also gives the show space to dramatize how grief doesn't come in linear form, but in sudden waves.
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Release Date
Never Have I Ever Season 2 will debut on Netflix with 10 new episodes on July 15, 2021. All 10 episodes of the first season are streaming on Netflix.
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