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Mindy Kaling’s coming-of-age comedy series “Never Have I Ever“, about an Indian teenager growing up in the US, will be getting a second season.
The first season which premiered in April, was a huge hit, and now streamer Netflix has officially announced that a second season is in the works, with 10 episodes.
With the show, she has used her “relationship with being Hindu” and the experience of “straddling the lines of two cultures” to narrate story of a 15-year-old Devi, first-generation Indian American, and her desperation to feel that she belongs in the society.
With Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan and Richa Moorjani leading the cast, the coming-of-age story examines Indian culture against an American backdrop, its values and grief through the story of Devi as she navigates ups and downs of high school.
Kaling shared the promo on her Instagram account, which has already garnered over 800,000 likes, receiving praise from fans like Padma Lakshmi, Phoebe Robinson, and Kaling’s The Office co-star Angela Kinsey. Never Have I Ever actor Nicey Nash also left a comment on behalf of herself and her character, writing “Dr. Ryan approved!”
Kaling and Fisher have yet to reveal any details in terms of storyline, returning characters or filming dates, but considering the new promo includes all the major cast members, it seems safe to assume that the core performers will be present in Season 2.
In June, Ramakrishnan spoke to Deadline about her involvement in the show and what it meant to her as a Tamil-Canadian actor to be cast as the lead. “Usually the Asian characters are sidekicks, we’re side pieces to somebody else’s story. So, it’s of course amazing to see that the South Asian girl is the focus, and it’s refreshing to see really. But also, I think my favorite thing about the character is that she knows she’s smart and she doesn’t dumb herself down, which is the case with a lot of female characters, especially in young adult movies and TV,” said Ramakrishnan.
“There’s always this idea that the girl had to dumb herself down for a guy, but Devi is super smart and she knows she’s smart. And she likes to be smart, which I think is great,” she added.
Mindy co-created “Never Have I Ever” with Lang Fisher and also co-executive produced the show.
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