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Never Have I Ever 3: Netflix announces premiere date of new season of Mindy Kaling's series; first look photos out

This is the penultimate season of the hit YA show.

  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 02.40 AM, May 09, 2022

Never Have I Ever 3: Netflix announces premiere date of new season of Mindy Kaling's series; first look photos out
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Ramona Young in a still from Never Have I Ever 3

The third season of Netflix's Never Have I Ever will air on August 12, and the streaming service teased the upcoming season with first look photographs on May 8. In the Season Two finale, Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) was once again involved in a love triangle with Paxton (Darren Barnet) and Ben (Jaren Lewinson). Devi and Paxton ultimately make their secret love official and go public now that Ben appears to have moved on with Aneesa (Megan Suri).

Ben believes Devi had always preferred Paxton over him and that everything was finally back to normal until Eleanor (Ramona Young) reveals that Devi had actually felt for Ben and had first chosen him over Paxton. This very certainly means more drama in Season Three, both with the triangle and with poor Aneesa, who simply wants to live her best life. Anirudh Pisharod, who will play Des, an Indian American youth who is as intellectual as Devi but attends an upscale private school, has joined the cast.

Could Nirdesh be a good distraction for Aneesa while Devi is preoccupied with Paxton and Ben?

Eleanor, speaking of Paxton's best friend Trent (Benjamin Norris), ended last season by slow dancing with him. While their current relationship status is unknown, a new photo of the two talking it up between courses has been posted, in which Eleanor is cheesing. Maybe Devi and Paxton will go on more solo dates now that Trent isn't hanging out in his apartment playing video games.

Following her fast leave in the Season Two finale to get some distance from her boyfriend Prashanth (Rushi Kota) and his family, who paid her a surprise visit, Devi's cousin Kamala (Richa Moorjani) is tellingly alone in the photo provided by Netflix. Because she assumed Prashanth was there to propose marriage, her departure was her method of avoiding an arranged marriage.

Instead, she meets up with Devi's English instructor, Mr. Manish Kulkarni (Utkarsh Ambudkar), for a night of karaoke. There were certainly sparks between Kamala and Mr. Kulkarni this season when they interacted. Prashanth's situation isn't looking good, but his parents can undoubtedly find him lots of eligible Indian singles who agree with his notion that women shouldn't be forceful.

After all of the drama from Season Two, Devi and her mother, Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar (Poorna Jagannathan), appear to be closer than ever. Dr. Chris Jackson (Common), Dr. Vishwakumar's love interest, is noticeably absent from the shot. Their romance failed before it could truly get started when Devi found out and freaked out.

There are many relationships to resolve, and just two more seasons of the series remain. The show will end after Season Four, as Deadline announced in early March.

Mindy Kaling is the executive producer, and Lang Fisher is the co-creator, executive producer, showrunner, and writer for Never Have I Ever. Howard Klein and David Miner of 3 Arts Entertainment executive produce Never Have I Ever, which is produced by Universal Television, a subsidiary of Universal Studio Group.