This post contains spoilers for Season Three of “Never Have I Ever.”
You know what they say about kids: They grow up so fast. And Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), the main character of the Netflix high school-set comedy "Never Have I Ever," is certainly growing up — and, as a result, leaving our screens in the coming months.
Netflix announced in March 2022 that "Never Have I Ever" will conclude after a fourth and final season, to be released in 2023. The news came along with co-creator Mindy Kaling's teaser about Season Three, which premiered on Aug. 12.
The official trailer for the upcoming fourth and final season dropped on May 9, showing Devi and Ben taking their relationship to a new level. It also shows a sneak peek at what Devi and her friends will be up to as they graduate high school.
In the critically acclaimed series, Devi — a first-generation Indian American teen — makes her way through high school armed with friends and her signature, and irresistible, sense of humor. In the background, Devi also grapples with grief over her father's death. Tennis legend John McEnroe narrates the twists of Devi's coming-of-age story.
In a note posted to her Twitter account in March, Ramakrishnan shared her thoughts on the announcement that the show would be ending after Season Four.
“I am so proud of us all and everything this show has accomplished ... this show is close to my heart. It is my privilege to help create this story so I promise I'll give it my all and make you all proud. Make myself proud too," she wrote. "Let's do this one more time, yeah?"
The announcement was bittersweet for fans of the show, but audiences still have one more season with Devi and her crew. That's more than enough time for Devi's love triangle with classmates Paxton (Darren Barnet) and Ben (Jaren Lewison) to evolve ... and evolve some more.
Season 3 left fans wanting more of Devi's romantic endeavors
In Season Three, Devi's love triangle actually became a quadrangle when a third love interest came into the picture. Des, played by Anriduh Pisharody, is the son of one of Devi's mother's friends, and she initially discounts him as being a "nerd" before she even meets or sees him. However, once they meet up at a party, she's instantly smitten.
In a recent interview with TODAY, Ramakrishnan explained why viewers can't seem to get enough of Devi's messy love life.
"Mindy (Kaling, the show's creator) says it best and I totally agree with her that in TV especially, secure relationships are boring as hell. If they’re secure and happy all the time, it’s no fun," she explained.
Spoiler alert: While Devi and Paxton start the season in a relationship, they soon break up and she dates Des for a short period of time. By the end of the season, Devi is once again interested in Ben.
Here's what to expect from Season 4, including cast, plot and more
After binge watching Season Three, we're eagerly awaiting the forthcoming fourth season, which will set up the last chapter in Devi's high school career.
The cast is expected to continue through Season Four, barring any major plot changes. Jaren Lewison (Ben), Lee Rodriguez (Fabiola) and Ramona Young (Eleanor) will round out Devi’s crew at Sherman Oaks High School. At home, Devi will be surrounded by family: Poorna Jagannathan plays Devi’s mom Nalini, and Richa Moorjani is Devi’s cousin Kamala. Of course, Paxton will be off at college but we're sure he'll find a way to continue pulling at our heartstrings, as viewers can see in the first teaser.
There's also a possible new love interest for Devi. The teaser introduces Ethan, portrayed by "Love, Victor" star Michael Cimino. Not much is known about his character, but from the looks of it, there might be something between him and Devi.
When is Season 4 premiering?
The final 10 episodes of "Never Have I Ever" will drop June 8 on Netflix.
Likely, "Never Have I Ever" is not the last we'll be seeing of Ramakrishnan, who made her professional acting debut on the show and has since become a breakout star. She lent her voice to the new Disney animated film "Turning Red."
As for what else will Ramakrishnan and the cast go on to do after graduating from "Never Have I Ever?" We'll have to wait and see. Cue "Pomp and Circumstance."