Netflix dropped its side-splitting series Never Have I Ever recently to a warm response from audiences and critics alike. The series follows the trials and tribulations of Indian-American teen Devi Vishwakumar (played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) and her group of academically-gifted friends at Sherman Oaks High as they try to navigate high school. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about whether Never Have I Ever will be returning for another outing.
Will there be another series of Never Have I Ever?
Express.co.uk has approached Netflix for comment on whether Never Have I Ever has been renewed for season two.
The series only dropped on the US streaming platform on April 27 with all episodes made available in one go for viewers to binge watch.
Netflix is going to be carefully analysing the viewing figures before deciding on whether to renew the show, so fans will have to be patient.
The American streamer counts views based on someone watching a show or a film for two minutes – a stark contrast to its previous metric in which an audience member had to watch 70 percent of an episode or movie to register.
Never Have I Ever season 2 is yet to be confirmed
Never Have I Ever season 2 could see more of Fab and Eve’s romance
When will Never Have I Ever season 2 be released?
Previously, Netflix releases would be dependent on when the show got the go-ahead and the amount of post-production involved.
Most Netflix shows have a turnaround of about a year but due to the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, film and television productions across the world have been halted.
At this stage, it’s unclear when filming will be taking place on any shows.
Therefore, it’s very hard to predict when Never Have I Ever could be coming back to screens.
Never Have I Ever season 2 could see Devi self-sabotage
Never Have I Ever season 2 will see the cast return
Who will be in the cast of Never Have I Ever season 2?
Season two will see the main cast reprising their role, which means Canadian-Tamil actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will be back as the hot-headed lead Devi Vishwakumar.
Also joining her will be Ramona Young as Eleanor Wong and Lee Rodriguez as Fabiola Torres.
In the roles of her love interests will be Jaren Lewison as Ben Gross and Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida.
Other cast members likely to be returning are Poorna Jagannathan as Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar, Richa Moorjani as Kamala, Christina Kartchner as Eve, Benjamin Norris as Trent Harrison, Niecy Nash as Dr. Jamie Ryan and Rushi Kota as Prashant, among others.
Legendary tennis player John McEnroe is also likely to be back on commentating duty for another season.
What will happen in Never Have I Ever season 2?
WARNING: This section contains major spoilers from Never Have I Ever season 1
The season one finale left a lot of storylines open-ended with the big question being whether Devi would be embarking on a romance with former high school nemesis Ben after the pair ended up locking lips in what played out like a contemporary take on Pride and Prejudice.
However, while Devi was kissing Ben, she also received a message from resident high school jock Paxton, who finally decided he wanted to give things a try with her despite her “dorky” exterior.
Given Devi’s penchant to act irrationally, she could well self-sabotage her burgeoning relationship with Ben for the high school hottie.
Along with this love triangle, season two is likely to delve further into Devi’s grief after losing her father.
Fans can also expect more culture clashes and Devi dropped into embarrassing situations, some of which will be of her own making.
Her mother Nalini will also be struggling to cope with her own grief somewhat and raising the unruly teen.
Kamala’s love life is likely to get some more screen time as well after she and suitor Prashant decided to keep seeing each other on the low without their respective parents’ knowledge.
There’s much scope for many of the other characters in the series as well with Fabiola exploring her lesbian identity and relationship with Eve, while Eleanor continues to contend with the complex relationship with her mother.
A second season could also open the door for new characters depending on the direction of the story.
Never Have I Ever is streaming on Netflix now