At the end of the second season of “Never Have I Ever,” Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) finally reunited with her longtime crush, Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet). Now, in the new trailer for the third outing in the Mindy Kaling series, Devi and Paxton are now Daxton, and the whole school is buzzing with their dating.
Initially, Devi is thrilled that her “social status has skyrocketed so much that now people hate [her].” “My face is so relaxed!” she marvels. “Oh my god, that’s why popular people age better.” But eventually, the new attention starts messing with his head. “She’s dying, isn’t she?” It’s like a deathbed, a last wish? Devi overhears a classmate speculating about her relationship with Paxton. “Maybe she’s just a massive bitch,” another offers.
“Nobody else thinks we have any sense,” Devi tells Paxton in frustration. “Nope, you don’t think we make sense,” he replies. Throw in some teenage romantic awkwardness, a potential new crush, and some good old-fashioned insecurity, and Devi has her work cut out for her in Season 3.
As her therapist (Niecy Nash) so aptly puts it, “Have we discovered that being in a relationship doesn’t solve all our problems?
Kaling created “Never Have I Ever” with Lang Fisher. It’s loosely based on his own high school experiences. Kaling also created/co-created “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” the TV reboot of “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Champions,” and “The Mindy Project.” She received six Emmy nominations for executive producing and writing “The Office.” “The Morning Show” and “Monsters at Work” are among his most recent acting credits.
Ramakrishnan recently worked on the voice of Domee Shi’s Pixar film “Turning Red.”
“Never Have I Ever” returns August 12 on Netflix. Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young also star.