Never have I ever season 2: Netflix release date, trailer and who’s in cast with Darren Barnet and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan?

Devi and Paxton return to our screens in the second series of the coming-of-age comedy series

Netflix’s hit comedy-drama, Never Have I Ever, has returned for a second series following its debut season raking in over 40 million viewers.

The show follows an awkward teenager, Devi, on her pursuit of high school popularity and love.

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The Office’s Mindy Kaling is the producer, so it's really no surprise the show is back for another season of relatable characters and coming of age situations.

Here’s everything you need to know about season two of Never Have I Ever, from returning cast members to newcomers, and a refresh of what happened in season one.

Season One recap

The show is loosely based on Kaling’s childhood experiences and makes for heartwarming viewing.

Indian-American 15 year old Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) loses her father and subsequently loses the use of her legs for three months, finding herself wheelchair dependent.

Never Have I Ever follows Devi, a teenager pursuing popularity and boys, as she juggles school, friends and family life (Picture: Netflix)

When the time comes for her to go to high school, she is determined to shake off her quirky persona, ditch the wheelchair and become popular.

She convinces best friend Eleanor that they need boyfriends. Devi becomes friends with classmate Paxton (Darren Barnet), and in the heat of a semi-breakdown, convinces him she wants to have sex with him.

When the time comes, she admits she isn’t ready and the two agree to just remain friends.

Devi tells her two friends, Eleanor and Fabiola that she did lose her virginity to Paxton.

Meanwhile, Devi introduces the audience to her nemesis, Ben (Jaren Lewison).

Devi and Ben attend a Model UN conference together and this fuels their academic feud over who is more intelligent. But things grow increasingly tense when Devi’s mum takes a shine to Ben and invites him for dinner at their house.

Fabiola and Eleanor learn that Devi lied about having sex and fall out with her, but Paxton saves the day when he kisses her at a party to save her from the embarrassment of her lies.

The following day, he returns her ruined party frock to her mother’s house and her mum, Nalini, assumes the worst and tells Devi she is moving the whole family to India.

Devi refuses and takes shelter at Ben’s house, where the two strike up a romance.

Season one ends with both Paxton and Ben expressing their feelings for Devi, setting up season two for a dramatic young love triangle.

Ramakrishnan told Entertainment Weekly: “I feel like we stayed true to season one. It’s a proper transition. I do think season two is better than season one. I like to say, ‘We got no sophomore slump here!'”

Season Two cast

The second series will see many of the same actors return to the show, but there will also be several new faces.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will return as Devi, with Jaren Lewison returning as nemesis-turned-flame Ben Gross and Dan Barnet as Paxton.

Alongside Ramakrishnan, supporting actresses are Ramona Young (Eleanor), Lee Rodriguez (Fabiola), as well as actors Niecy Nash (Dr. Jamie Ryan) and Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohan, Devi’s father who passed away before the series began).

Poorna Jagannathan returns as Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar, Devi’s mother and John McEnroe will be the voiceover of Devi’s narrator, Andy Samberg is Ben’s narrator.

Meanwhile, actor and model Chrissy Teigen will not return as Paxton’s narrator, following allegations she online trolled several stars and she has now been dropped by US store Target, among other brand sponsors.

Replacing Teigen is supermodel Gigi Hadid, who is thought to only be cast for one episode.

Release date

Never Have I Ever is available now on Netflix, it was released on 15 July.