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Never Have I Ever will be back. Netflix has renewed Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher's coming-of-age comedy series for a second season, just over two months since its première. Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan made the announcement on a staged “Zoom call” with fellow cast members Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Lee Rodriguez, Ramona Young, Jaren Lewison, and Darren Barnet.
there are so many more important things than my bangs 🥴 pic.twitter.com/RBhmsky0dZ— Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@ramakrishnannn) July 1, 2020
Behind the scenes, Fisher will continue to serve as showrunner and writer on Never Have I Ever season 2. Fisher is also an executive producer on the Netflix series alongside Kaling, Howard Klein and David Miner of 3 Arts Entertainment, Tristram Shapeero, and Abdullahi Yakasai. Never Have I Ever is a production of Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Original Langster, and Kaling International.
Released at the tail end of April, Never Have I Ever received praise from most critics. On reviews aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, Never Have I Ever has a 96 percent “fresh” rating and a “generally favourable” 80 score, respectively.
Though most international critics labelled it a watershed moment for South Asian representation in Hollywood, Never Have I Ever didn't fare as well with critics and audiences in South Asia, some of whom felt the Netflix series too readily reinforced stereotypes and was built for a white Western gaze.
Here's the official synopsis for Never Have I Ever, from Netflix:
“Never Have I Ever is a new coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. The series stars newcomer, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.”
Never Have I Ever season 2 is “coming soon” to Netflix worldwide.
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