What we know so far about season 2 of Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'

What we know so far about season 2 of Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Ramona Young, and Lee Rodriguez on season one, episode two of "Never Have I Ever."Lara Solanki/Netflix
  • Netflix's breakout teen show "Never Have I Ever" debuted on the streaming service in April 2020.
  • Three months later, the series got renewed for a second season.
  • Filming is currently underway and the cast will feature two new additions: actress Megan Suri and "American Vandal" star Tyler Alvarez.

The first season of Netflix's breakout 2020 teen comedy "Never Have I Ever" may be over, but there's plenty more to look forward to when the show returns for a second season.

Co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, and inspired by the "Office" alum's own childhood, "NHIE" centers on first-generation Indian American teen Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she confronts her grief, navigates high school, and finds herself in a complicated love triangle.

Upon its release in April 2020, the show was watched by more than 40 million households and praised for its diversity and representation. In July, "NHIE" got renewed for a second season.
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Here's what we know so far about season two of "NHIE."

Rising actress Megan Suri is joining the cast

What we know so far about season 2 of Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'
Megan Suri on season six of "Fresh Off the Boat."Raymond Liu via Getty Images

Suri has appeared in movies like "Valentine's Day," as well as shows like "How to Get Away With Murder," "Fresh Off the Boat," and "Atypical."

On "NHIE," the actress will be playing "a new student at Sherman Oaks High, whose confidence and radiance will pose an immediate threat to Devi."
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'American Vandal' star Tyler Alvarez will have a recurring role as a student

What we know so far about season 2 of Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'

In December, Deadline reported that the actor will play a character named Malcom, who "went to elementary school with Devi and her friends but left when he was cast in a Disney Channel show."

On season two of "NHIE," Malcom will return to Sherman Oaks High while still pursuing his acting career.

'The Mindy Project' star Utkarsh Ambudkar is reportedly joining the show as an English teacher at Sherman Oaks High

What we know so far about season 2 of Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'
Utkarsh Ambudkar in March 2020.Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP
Ambudkar, who played Kaling's on-screen sibling on "The Mindy Project," will play Mr. Kulkarni, "the coolest teacher on staff at Sherman Oaks High," Deadline reported in December 2020.
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According to the publication, his character and Devi "are buddies."

'The Boys' and 'Black Lightning' actor P.J. Byrne will have a recurring role as a character named Evan

What we know so far about season 2 of Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'
P.J. Byrne in May 2019.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

According to Deadline, the actor will play "a head research assistant in Kamala's program at Caltech" who's threatened by her intelligence.

Season 2 will have another special episode focused on a different character

What we know so far about season 2 of Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'
Jaren Lewison on season one, episode six of "Never Have I Ever."Netflix
Most of "NHIE" is told from Devi's perspective, with tennis legend John McEnroe (who her late dad was fond of) narrating. The only exception was season one, episode six, which focused on Devi's nemesis Ben Gross (Jaren Lewison) and was narrated by "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg.
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Fisher told Entertainment Weekly that a similarly formatted episode will take place in the upcoming season, "where a different character, you get to hear their special narrator."

Though Fisher didn't reveal which character will have a dedicated episode, fans and star Darren Barnet have expressed interest in learning more about Paxton Hall-Yoshida.

Barnet also told Insider that he'd love to have Brad Pitt or James Franco narrate a potential Paxton-centric episode.
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The release date for season 2 hasn't been revealed yet

What we know so far about season 2 of Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'
Darren Barnet and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan on season one, episode eight of "Never Have I Ever."Lara Solanki/Netflix
The cast began production of season two in Los Angeles in November 2020. It's likely that fans will have to wait until sometime in 2021 to see the new episodes.
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