- The new season will also star Meghan Suri, as Aneesa, a new Indian student at Sherman Oaks High, and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Mr. Kulkarni, “the coolest teacher on staff at Sherman Oaks High,” who teaches English.
The second season on Mindy Kaling’s coming-of age series, “Never Have I Ever,” will premiere on Netflix on July 15. The announcement was made on the show’s Twitter and Instagram handles.
The series centers on the complicated life of Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. She’s an overachieving high school sophomore with a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.
The new season will see Devi continuing to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships. Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet, Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young also star.
Netflix said the series’ cast and creators will be coming together to host a “fan-focused trailer event” on June 17 that will feature games, a fan Q&A and teaser clips — all leading up to the 8 p.m. PT premiere of the Season 2 trailer.
“Never Have I Ever” is created by executive producer Kaling, with Lang Fisher serving as co-creator, executive producer, showrunner and writer. The Universal Television project is also executive produced by 3 Arts Entertainment’s Howard Klein and David Miner.
Also joining the cast is actress Meghan Suri, who will be seen as Aneesa, a new Indian student at Sherman Oaks High. Deadline reports that Aneesa’s confidence and radiance will pose an immediate threat to Devi Vishwakumar, played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
Actor Utkarsh Ambudkar will be seen in a recurring role in the sophomore season of the popular series. He will be seen as Mr. Kulkarni, “the coolest teacher on staff at Sherman Oaks High,” who teaches English and is buddies with Devi.
Meanwhile, Ramakrishnan has joined the cast of another Netflix series – “The Netherfield Girls.” Variety says the upcoming Netflix original movie is “a romantic comedy with literary pedigree. The movie is described as a ‘fresh and contemporary’ take on “Pride and Prejudice” in the spirit of the Emma Stone teen comedy “Easy A” and “10 Things I Hate About You,” both of which have taken cues from classic literature and put a modern twist of the tales that inspired them.