- Netflix’s hit teen show “Never Have I Ever” returns for season three on Friday, August 12.
- The new season stars returning actors Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, and Jaren Lewison.
- Anirudh Pisharody will be joining the 10-episode season as a teen named Des.
“Never Have I Ever,”
‘s hit comedy about a messy teen protagonist named Devi Vishwakumar, is returning for a third season this summer.
Here’s what fans can expect from season three of “NHIE.”
The new season will pick up after the events of the season 2 finale
Season two concluded with Paxton finally stepping up and coming to the realization that he should not be ashamed to be seen with Devi. So, he went to the school dance for her, made it clear that he was there as her boyfriend, and they walked hand-in-hand to the dance floor.
It seemed like the Devi-Paxton-Ben love triangle was resolved. But at the same time that Devi and Paxton made their proper debut as a real couple, Ben learned from Eleanor (Ramona Young) that Devi initially wanted to choose him after he drove her to Malibu in season one, but her friends talked her out of it.
Eleanor also told Ben that Devi never got over him, and was so jealous of his romance with the new girl Aneesa (Megan Suri) that she went out of her way to try and prevent them from hooking up.
Plot details are largely unknown, but Ramakrishnan told Variety that the word “change” perfectly sums up season three.
“We get answers to what happens between Devi and Paxton after the winter dance, which is pretty cool. I think that’ll be nice, or maybe not nice for you guys to see,” Ramakrishnan said in a Twitter Q&A in May 2022.
Anirudh Pisharody will be joining the cast as a recurring character named Des
Little is known about his role but Deadline described his character as “an Indian American teen who’s as smart as Devi but goes to an elite private school.”
Season 3 premieres on Netflix on Friday, August 12
“It’s wild,” Ramakrishnan told Variety. “I can not believe three seasons have gone by of that show. That show is so close to my heart and I can not believe it’s three seasons old. It’s growing up before my eyes.”
Season three, releasing on Netflix in August, will be the penultimate installment as the show will be ending with season four. Cocreators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher made the announcement with a letter shared on social media in March 2022.
“We can not wait to reveal all the steam romance and hilarious adventures we have in store for you,” they wrote. “Thanks to all our fans for your support – especially you #Bevi and #Daxton stans.”
Kaling later spoke about the show’s imminent end in an interview with Entertainment Tonightsaying: “Four seasons for a high school show felt like it made sense.”
“They can not be in high school forever,” she said. “We’ve seen those shows. Like, you’ve been in high school for 12 years. What is going on here? Also, the actors get older and it starts looking insane that a 34-year-old is playing a 15- year-old. “