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Never Have I Ever season 4: Release date speculation, cast, plot and latest news

"All great things must come to an end." **WARNING: Major season 3 spoilers ahead**

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi in Never Have I Ever
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Published: Saturday, 24th September 2022 at 10:14 pm
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Never Have I Ever season 3 came to a dramatic close, but fans don't need to worry that this is the last they've seen of Devi and co - season 4 is officially on the way.

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The new run will follow the group in their final year of high school, and will no doubt follow up on Devi's big decision concerning her love life at the end of season 3.

Production has already wrapped on Never Have I Ever season 4, after it was officially given the green light by Netflix months ahead of season 3's release.

Now, as part of Netflix's global fan event TUDUM, the cast have released a teaser video for the new season, announcing a potential wedding in the new run - plus an exciting new star joining the show.

Michael Cimino, best known as the title star in Love, Victor, is set to play Ethan, Sherman Oaks' new heartthrob, described as a "smouldering bad boy".

News of the show's recommission was bittersweet for many fans of the comedy, as the fourth season is also set to be the show's last.

"We are thrilled to have two more seasons of Never Have I Ever," said Netflix Head of Global TV Bela Bajaria when seasons 3 and 4 were announced (via Deadline). "It's everything we want in a Netflix comedy series: authentic, specific, funny, and full of heart. I love that a story I relate to so deeply – about a young, Indian-American girl – hits on so many universal truths that resonate with just about everyone.

"We're eternally grateful to [c0-creators] Mindy [Kaling] and Lang [Fisher], and the wildly talented cast. And we can't wait for everyone to see the final two seasons."

President of Universal Television Erin Underhill added: "Four seasons of Never Have I Ever is truly exciting and a little bittersweet because, as a loyal fan, I'd love Devi's journey to go on forever. But just like high school, all great things must come to an end.

"We can't wait to experience all of the messiness, the LOLs and the tears that will surely unfold in Devi's senior year."

Talking about the fourth season, Kaling previously told E! why the show won't continue and explore the characters lives as they go through college.

She said: "Unfortunately, young people grow up and you can't be 17 forever. I'm really happy with where we ended with the stories and with the characters' growth. It was a very emotional finale. I truly love this world and what the actors brought to these characters. It made it one of the best creative experiences of my life."

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Read on for everything you need to know about Never Have I Ever season 4.

Never Have I Ever season 4 release date speculation

Never Have I Ever season 4 will be released in 2023.

We can't wait!

Never Have I Ever season 4 cast

A big new casting announcement has been made for season 4 - Michael Cimino will be joining the cast as Ethan, the new Heartthrob at Sherman Oaks High. We also expect most of the major players to return, so that's:

  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar
  • Poorna Jagannathan as Dr Nalini Vishwakuma
  • Richa Moorjani as Kamala Nandiwadal
  • Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida
  • Jaren Lewison as Benjamin "Ben" Gross
  • John McEnroe as himself
  • Ramona Young as Eleanor Wong
  • Lee Rodriguez as Fabiola Torres

There's also Benjamin Norris as Paxton's best friend Trent, Niecy Nash as Dr Jamie Ryan, Utkarsh Ambudkar as Mr Kulkarni, Sendhil Ramamurthy as Devi's dad Mohan and Ranjita Chakravarty as Devi's grandma Nirmala, among others.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi in episode 301 of Never Have I Ever
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi in episode 301 of Never Have I Ever. Lara Solanki/Netflix © 2022

And it wouldn't be the series it is without John McEnroe as the narrator, with Andy Samberg lending his voice to Ben's episodes.

But there could be some notable absences in season 4.

While we've had confirmation that Paxton (Darren Barnet) will be back, despite heading off to university (or college, depending on what side of the pond you're from), Aneesa (Megan Suri) was MIA in the last two episodes, so it's not clear if she'll return.

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Megan Suri
Will we see Megan Suri reprise her role Aneesa in the fourth season? Netflix

It also feels like we've seen the last of Sarayu Blue and Anriduh Pisharody as mother and son Rhyah and Des.

Plus, we're expecting some other new faces, too, as we've typically seen with all three seasons to date.

Never Have I Ever season 4 plot: What will happen?

Never Have I Ever
Jaren Lewison (Ben) and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Devi) in Never Have I Ever Lara Solanki/Netflix © 2022

Change was in the air at the end of Never Have I Ever season 3.

Devi secured a place at an exclusive study school for her final year, which would have improved her chances of bagging a spot at one of top universities. But she chose to remain at Sherman Oaks to spend as much time as possible with her mum and friends before heading off into the next chapter of her life.

That means there will be no avoiding Ben, who she snogged in the finale (and possibly had sex with after offering him "one free boink" following the news that both Eleanor and Fabiola had lost their respective Vs).

Will Devi and Ben's dalliance lead to more... again?

While Trent will also be staying at school after he failed his final year, Paxton is leaving to study in Arizona, which means we might not see him again – although we're sure he'll be committing to some serious face timing sessions with his buddy, so Barnet's face could pop up from time to time. He also asked Devi to pay him a visit, so a road trip could be on the cards for our protagonist.

Paxton standing in Devi's bedroom
Have we seen the last of Darren Barnet as Paxton in Never Have I Ever? Netflix

With senior year serving up a whole new set of challenges, expect plenty of drama and some heartfelt moments, too.

Speaking about losing her own mother to cancer back in 2012, show creator Mindy Kaling told Marie Claire: "When [Devi] loses her father in the first season, the grief doesn't go away. He's always there.

"It's the same way I feel about my mum. I always am experiencing her loss. But the way I'm experiencing her loss now, the focus changes as it gets further and further away. I can now remember, not as much the times when she was sick and dying, but the lessons I learned from her when she was young and healthy."

Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with RadioTimes.com, cast member Jaren Lewison teased that he thinks "season 4 is the best" yet.

He said: “You know, I want to tell you everything but I think I'd get in trouble. However, I will say that genuinely – I say this every time – but I think each season just gets better and better and better."

He added that he thinks the new season is so strong because "it is our final season and the writers knew that" meaning they were able "to craft what is like the perfect send-off".

He continued: "For me, as a fan of the show and as someone who gets to work with such amazing people every day, in creating it and collaborating and like diving into the show, I don't think that for me there was anything left to be desired."

Never Have I Ever season 1-3 are streaming now on Netflix. Check out our lists of the best series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix – or see what else is on with our TV Guide. Visit our Drama hub for all the latest news.

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