What to expect from ‘Never Have I Ever’ season 4
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What to expect from 'Never Have I Ever' season 4

The Netflix coming-of-age comedy-drama Never Have I Ever, created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, is about to air its fourth and final season. The show revolves around the life of Devi Vishwakumar (played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a first-gen Indian-American teenager, as she navigates high school, situation-ships, and family struggles while going through growing pains.

The final season of the popular comedy series is all set to premiere on Netflix on June 8th. Fans can anticipate a mix of nostalgia and excitement as the series concludes. The recently unveiled trailer looks at Devi’s high school experiences from the past three seasons while also teasing upcoming events like prom, graduation, and a potential new romance with the introduction of Ethan (Michael Cimino) as a new character. 

However, co-creator Lang Fisher has confirmed to Elle that Paxton (Darren Barnet) very much remains a contender for Devi’s affection. In the upcoming season, viewers can expect Devi to finally decide between Ben (Jaren Lewison) and Paxton, bringing closure to the OG love triangle, which might be somewhat of a quadrangle this season.

So, whether you are Team Paxton or Team Ben, brace yourself. “There is a choice. [Devi] makes a choice… the winner wins,” Lang said. “The only problem with it is… I’m like, ‘One team is going to be real mad at me.’”

Co-creator Mindy Kaling spoke about ending the series on a high, as Devi is finishing high school. She told Entertainment Tonight, “Four seasons for a high school show felt like it made sense,” she said, “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.”

Lewinson told Elle that the final season gives the story a “perfect sendoff”. “I think the way the writers approached this fourth season has been with such care and with such tenacious and meticulous planning that I think we all feel comforted by the fact that it was a perfect sendoff.”

We can also expect Devi’s days of pining over “unattainable” hunk Paxton to come to an end. She will actually be coming of age in that regard. “The love triangle’s not done,” Fisher told EW. “In season four, it continues onward. But I think the part that is done is seeing him as this unattainable dream of a hunk. He is no longer that, and they can be more like peers going forward.”

Since Devi chooses to stay back at Sherman Oaks High instead of transferring to the prestigious Shurbland School, most of the main cast will return for a final goodbye. This means Ramona Young (Eleanor), Lee Rodriguez (Fabiola), Megan Suri (Aneesa), Poorna Jagannathan (Nalini), Richa Moorjani (Kamala), Benjamin Norris (Trent Harrison) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Mr K) are all coming back. There could be wedding bells ringing for Kamala and Mr K this season.

Thankfully, Anirudh Pisharody’s mama’s boy Des and his toxic mom, Sarayu Blue’s Rhyah, will not be showing face again in season four. Good riddance, we say!