'Never Have I Ever' Fans Aren't Ready to Say Goodbye to Devi and the Gang

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May 24 2023, Updated 3:48 p.m. ET

Fabiola, Devi, and Eleanor in Season 4 of 'Never Have I Ever'
Source: Netflix

The Netflix original series Never Have I Ever is such a relatable one for us; tackling the unnecessarily stressful life of teenage girls is one thing, but having to deal with it all after the death of a parent is a whole new monster.

In the show, Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) goes through just that. In her freshman year of high school, her father passes away, and she's forced to navigate this monumental era in her life while dealing with her not-so-healthy grieving process.

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Three seasons of Never Have I Ever are now available to stream, with the fourth and final season set to premiere on June 8, 2023. As we all mourn the loss of one of our favorite shows, we can't help but wonder: Why is Never Have I Ever ending? Did it get canceled, or did something else happen behind the scenes? Here's what we know.

Ben and Devi during class in Season 4 of 'Never Have I Ever'
Source: Netflix
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Why is 'Never Have I Ever' ending?

In March 2022, the streaming service announced that the highly successful coming-of-age series would end after four seasons. Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher shared the heartbreaking news with fans via social media but noted they were "absolutely thrilled" to even receive a Season 4 renewal.

"We can't wait to reveal all the steamy romance and hilarious adventures we have in store for you," the co-creators added. "Thanks to all our fans for your support — especially you #Bevi and #Daxton stans. We love you!"

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Fabiola, Devi, and Eleanor hugging in Season 4 of 'Never Have I Ever'
Source: Netflix

Following the premiere of Season 3, Mindy Kaling spoke with Today and explained that a four-season run is necessary since Never Have I Ever is technically a teen show.

"Every year, the cast is getting older, and we want them to be believably in high school," Mindy told the outlet. "[Lang and I] knew how we wanted to end the show when we started the show. And four years does seem just to be like the perfect amount of time for a high school show."

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Mindy noted that co-creator Lang Fisher also agreed on a four-season run, adding, "I think it feels nice to us now to have four seasons for four years in high school because high school shows are hard. You don't want everybody to be in their mid-30s still in high school, you know. So you have to let them grow up a bit."

"But it feels nice to know that this was our last season so that we could really land the plane in the right way," Mindy concluded. "Hopefully, fans will be very happy with the way we wrap things up."

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The fans and cast of 'Never Have I Ever' are sad to say goodbye.

As one could expect, it's going to be hard for fans to bid farewell to Never Have I Ever. Many have already shared their thoughts on social media, with one fan tweeting, "I act like I'm ok, but deep down [I'm] depressed because Never Have I Ever is ending." We're right there with you, pal!

"I think that Never Have I Ever is ending too soon. I wanna see Devi is college," a second person shared, while a third fan said they're going "feral over Never Have I Ever ending soon." OK, what a mood.

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Paxton and Trent in Season 4 of 'Never Have I Ever'
Source: Netflix

Now, they're not the only ones struggling to say goodbye! As it turns out, the entire cast was very emotional during their final days on set. Darren Barnet told Today he and Ben Norris, who plays Trent, cried and "thanked each other for having each other's backs and being so kind to one another and being a pleasure to work with."

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Megan Suri added that she shed a few tears after filming her last scene: "Once they called my name and said 'series wrap Megan Suri,' I looked over to my left and Ramona started bawling her eyes out."

"I think that that really hit me, and then I had this like main character moment walking outside of the studio, just like by myself in the middle of the night. I was like crying down the street," she told the outlet.

Season 4 of Never Have I Ever premieres Thursday, June 8, 2023, only on Netflix.

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