Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi in Never Have I Ever

Paxton And Devi Hard Launch Their Relationship In The NHIE Season 3 Trailer

Spoiler: It doesn't go very well.

by Ani Bundel and Dylan Kickham
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When Never Have I Ever premiered on Netflix in 2020 as a surprise hit, it was the latest in a lineup of teen coming-of-age stories. The series, which is (very loosely) based on the formative years of producer Mindy Kaling, was an instant fan favorite, and Devi Vishwakumar’s dilemma between potential love interests Paxton and Ben became everyone’s new favorite love triangle. Season 2 managed to keep the triangle going, with Ben and Paxton competing for Devi’s attention. With things still unresolved, Never Have I Ever Season 3 was almost a given even before Netflix confirmed the show would continue.

Warning: Spoilers for Never Have I Ever Seasons 1 and 2 follow. Never Have I Ever’s second season had a difficult thread to follow. How does one keep Devi from winding up with one boy while keeping the other from moving on? The answer had her date both guys at the start of Season 2. But when that blew up, Devi was left with no one, Paxton had to figure out what to do after a car crash (which Devi accidentally helped cause) derailed his swimming career, and Ben moved on with another girl, Devi’s friend and rival, Aneesa.

But the end of the second season changed things up again. Having gone to the dance with Aneesa, Ben learned that Devi has had feelings for him the whole time and only recently decided to focus on Paxton, who showed up to the dance to go public with Devi.

So, it seems Ben, Paxton, and Devi will all be back to their same love triangle drama in Season 3. Here’s everything to know about the new season so far.

Never Have I Ever Season 3 Trailer

On July 27, 2022, Netflix debuted the official trailer for Never Have I Ever Season 3. The first trailer focused on Devi’s new head-over-heels look being with Paxton. But the effect on her social life might not be what she hoped for.

Never Have I Ever Season 3 First Look Photos

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Netflix also debuted first-look photos from Season 3 along with the trailer, as Devi and Paxton finally go public with their romance and a new image of Devi’s family from the new season.

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Also, while Devi and Paxton are going public, it seems Ben has a girl of his own with Aneesha.

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Never Have I Ever Season 3 Cast

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Per Netflix’s press release, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will return as Devi Vishwakumar, Poorna Jagannathan as her mother, Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar, Ranjita Chakravarty as grandmother Nirmala, and Richa Moorjani as Kamala. Devi’s cousin. Darren Barnet and Jaren Lewison will return as Paxton and Ben, as will Ramona Young and Lee Rodriguez as Devi’s BFFs, Eleanor Wong and Fabiola Torres. Also, John McEnroe will continue to star as himself, the narrator of the series.

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The trailer and first look photos also confirmed the return of several other fan favorites, including Niecy Nash as therapist Dr. Jamie Ryan, Alexandra Billings as counselor Jennifer Warner, Adam Shapiro as history teacher Mr. Lyle, and Cocoa Brown as Principal Grubbs.

Also returning: Christina Kartchner as Eve Hjelms, Fabiola’s girlfriend, Benjamin Norris as Trent Harrison, Paxton’s friend, Dino Petrera as Jonah Sharpe, Jack Seavor McDonald as Eric Perkins, Megan Suri as Aneesa Qureshi, and Lily D. Moore as Rebecca Hall-Yoshida, Paxton’s sister.

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On Jan 20, 2022, Deadline revealed Anirudh Pisharody (The Goldbergs) would be joining the Season 3 cast as Des, who goes to “an elite private school.” On July 27, along with the first trailer, Netflix announced two more new faces for the season: Terry Hu (Zombies 3) as Addison and newcomer Deacon Phillippe as Parker.

Never Have I Ever Season 3 Plot

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Although there’s little in the way of details concerning the new season, Netflix released a logline along with the show’s renewal:

Never Have I Ever is a coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. In Season 3, Devi continues to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships.

Never Have I Ever Season 3 Filming Updates

On Aug. 19, 2021, Netflix announced the series was renewed for a third season. “We are so grateful to Netflix and Universal Television for letting us continue to tell this story, and to the fans around the world who clamored to see more of this badly behaved Indian teenager,” series co-creators Kaling and Lang Fisher said in a press release.

Filming for Season 3 began a few months later, just after Thanksgiving on Nov. 29, 2021. On March 1, 2022, actor Adam Shapiro (who plays history teacher Mr. Lyle) posted a photo to his Insta, celebrating the end of principal photography and declaring it a wrap on Season 3 filming.

Never Have I Ever Season 3 Release Date


Netflix announced that the third season of Never Have I Ever will drop on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. Like its first two seasons, Season 3 will consist of 10 episodes.

Never Have I Ever Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Netflix.

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