never have i ever season 2

Never Have I Ever, one of Netflix’s best original series, is officially coming back for a second season.

The teen-centric comedy/drama, which was co-created by The Office and The Mindy Project veteran Mindy Kaling and based partially on her childhood, debuted on the streaming service at the end of April and instantly became one of the most beloved and best-reviewed new shows of the year. Now Netflix has given it a second season order.
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The Series: Never Have I Ever

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: Loosely inspired by creator Mindy Kaling‘s childhood growing up in a Massachusetts suburb, Never Have I Ever is a high school romantic-comedy that follows cocky 15-year-old Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she recovers from her father’s death and an unexplained bout of paralysis by chasing after the hottest boy at school.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: A young woman shoves down her expanding feelings of grief by throwing herself into a series of bad life decisions that alienate the people around her, while navigating a fractured family dynamic. But enough about Fleabag. Yes, the comparisons between Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s raunchy, incisive Emmy-winning series and Mindy Kaling’s high school coming-of-age comedy may seem odd, but just like FleabagNever Have I Ever is an unexpectedly heart-wrenching delight. Kaling’s best TV series yet, Never Have I Ever is a disarmingly sincere exploration of grief and a snapshot of the immigrant experience nestled within a sweet, hysterical teen rom-com.

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never have i ever trailer

Never have we ever seen a Netflix teen comedy so full of that Mindy Kaling brand of cringe comedy. Netflix has released the official Never Have I Ever trailer for the comedy series created by Kaling and based on the actress/writer’s childhood growing up in suburban Massachusetts. Newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan shines as Devi, a fictionalized version of Kaling who is just as horny as the real-life actress. Which is good, since the trailer promises us some “steamy teen romance.”

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never have i ever trailer

Mindy Kaling has ruled the romantic-comedy TV landscape lately, with her acclaimed Four Weddings and a Funeral reboot, which followed her fun but uneven comedy series The Mindy Project. But now she’s tackling girlhood, and all the ups and downs that come with it, in the Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever. More specifically, her own girlhood, as an Indian-American teen growing up in suburban Massachusetts. Newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan plays Devi, a fictionalized version of Kaling, who introduces herself to her family’s altar of Hindu gods (and to us) in the first Never Have I Ever teaser.

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