Mindy Kaling Explains Why "Never Have I Ever" Is Ending

Mindy Kaling Explains Why “Never Have I Ever” Is Ending

NEVER HAVE I EVER (L to R) MAITREYI RAMAKRISHNAN as DEVI VISHWAKUMAR in episode 210 of NEVER HAVE I EVER Cr. ISABELLA B. VOSMIKOVA/NETFLIX 2021

“Never Have I Ever” has been renewed for another season ahead of its season three premiere. However, the news is also bittersweet as the fourth installment marks the end of an era. Netflix announced in March that the teen dramedy will be ending with its fourth season, which is set to premiere sometime next year.

“Hey Crickets, we’ve got some morning announcements for you: Season 3 of Never Have I Ever is gonna drop this summer!” creator Mindy Kaling and showrunner Lang Fisher shared in a statement. “Plus we’ve just been renewed for a fourth and final season, which we are absolutely thrilled about. We can’t wait to reveal all the steamy romance and hilarious adventures we have in store for you. Thanks to all our fans for your support — especially you #Bevi and #Daxton stans. We love you!”

Season three of “Never Have I Ever” was renewed last August, and fans are eagerly awaiting its premiere following its epic cliffhanger between Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), Paxton (Darren Barnet), and Ben (Jaren Lewison). In a previous interview with POPSUGAR, Barnet revealed that he wants to see Devi and Paxton together as an “exclusive couple” in season three. Kaling also told POPSUGAR that fans will “get to meet a really gorgeous and funny South Asian guy” in the upcoming season.

While speaking with “Entertainment Tonight” in April, Kaling opened up about why it was time to end the show. “Four seasons for a high school show felt like it made sense,” she explained. “They can’t be in high school forever. 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.”

She continued, “The great thing about doing it on Netflix is that we got to tell stories that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to tell in traditional network shows, and so we feel good. We really told the story of this 15-year-old girl, and that felt like the perfect amount of time.”

Season three still doesn’t have an official premiere date, but Netflix has already confirmed that it will arrive sometime this summer.