The “Never Have I Ever” Cast Say Farewell After 4 Seasons: “What a Ride It’s Been”
The time has come: “Never Have I Ever” is officially over after four emotional, whirlwind seasons filled with lots of laughs and teen drama. The Netflix series bid fans farewell on June 8 with the premiere of its fourth and final season. The show’s ending had been teased since early 2022, with creator Mindy Kaling and showrunner Lang Fisher breaking the news in a statement that thanked fans for all their support through the years – “especially you #Bevi and #Daxton stans.”
Kaling touched on why she decided to end the show with season four in a 2022 interview with POPSUGAR, explaining, “In the beginning, I thought, ‘Oh, I could do this show forever and ever,’ but then you see these kids and it’s scary how old they look by the end of the season.” She continued, “Then you wait a year to shoot again, and you’re like, ‘Oh, this is why high school shows wrap it up in four seasons.’ When Lang suggested, ‘What if we try to do all of their storylines in four years?’ it really did end up making sense.”
“Never Have I Ever” – which stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Devi), Darren Barnet (Paxton), Jaren Lewison (Ben), Lee Rodriguez (Fabiola), and Ramona Young (Eleanor) – has proved to be a groundbreaking series not just for touching on topics like grief, identity, and acceptance amongst teens, but for making strides for South Asian actors and onscreen representation. “It’s something that we feel very privileged to do,” Richa Moorjani, who plays Kamala, Devi’s cousin, previously told POPSUGAR. Her costar and best friend Poorna Jagannathan, who plays Devi’s mother Nalini, added, “I feel like we were one of the firsts to bring such to mainstream television, a story that is so specific and yet so universal.”
Looking back on all four seasons of her show, Ramakrishnan told POPSUGAR, “I definitely have grown alongside [Devi] for sure. That’s without a doubt. I went on this roller-coaster ride that I never thought I would be on.” She also shared how “lucky and fortunate” she feels to have experienced a project “with people who share that desire to feature a South Asian family, a brown girl who’s living her life trying to just find romance and really be with her friends. It’s just a dream.”
Now that the final season is out on Netflix, the “Never Have I Ever” goodbyes have rolled in from the cast, along with some fun behind-the-scenes content they already shared on social media. Read ahead to find out how the rest of the cast is bidding their series adieu.