The third season of Never Have I Ever recently debuted, and while series regulars like Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, and Jaren Lewinson returned to reprise their roles, the well-liked Netflix series also saw a star child make her acting debut in a guest role. Deacon Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon’s son, appeared in the newest season. The Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher-created comedy follows Devi, a 15-year-old Indian-American Tamil girl who struggles to balance high school and her personal tragedy.
Both critics and viewers have praised the comedy for its depiction and for shattering South Asian stereotypes. On Rotten Tomatoes, Season 1 has a 95 percent approval rating and Season 2 has a 94 percent rating. This kind of reaction, however, was never the case for programmes that prioritised representation. In a current interview with Variety, Devi’s mother’s actor Poorna Jagannathan said, “I’ve been acting for a couple of years, and I remember that every pilot around an Asian or Middle Eastern family would get killed in the pilot stage.”
In April 2020, Netflix aired the first season of Mindy Kaling’s television series Never Have I Ever. On Friday, the third season of the service began streaming. The fourth season, which is anticipated to premiere in 2023, will bring the programme to an end. According to reports, filming for it will begin in a few months with Maitreyi and co-stars like Darren Barnet, Jaren Lewison, and Poorna Jagannathan.
Devi is finally dating Paxton Hall-Yoshida, who is portrayed by Darren Barnet, after much waiting. He is encouraging and likes her, but Devi is wondering why a hot piece would like her. Devi nearly goes into a tailspin due to the discovery of an old girlfriend, continual troll harassment, and the worry that she isn’t good enough, but instead finds self-love.
Things change for her once she begins valuing and respecting herself. With a little assistance from her mother Nalini, played by Poorna Jagannathan, her two friends Fabiola Torres (Lee Rodriguez) and Eleanor Wong (Ramona Young), as well as Ben Gross, she starts to accept her past and herself, failures and eccentricities and all.