'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 Full Cast List: Meet Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and other stars of Netlix show
'NHIE' Season 2 premieres on July 15, Friday on Netflix
Netflix's teenage drama series 'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 premiere is a few days away and we are certain that it will pick up from where it left - the Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet)-Ben Gross (Jaren Lewison) love triangle. Devi Vishwakumar's (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) in-car lip-lock left viewers with burning questions as it did for her. After spending most of the maiden season lusting over Paxton's shapely physique, has she given in to Ben's inimitable charm?
While you think it over and come up with predictions of your own, we're here with a few show titles you can binge on the side - 'Atypical', 'Ginny & Georgia', and 'Riverdale' are some of the high school dramas that will surely keep you hooked. In the meantime, let's take a quick look at the show's cast.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi
Devi is confused, and thus relatable. Like most of us, she finds it tough to decide, make choices, and while at it, she makes mistakes but also learns from them. Her character arc is inspirational and spells growth like no other. The Tamil-Canadian actor, who, according to Vogue India, beat 15,000 applicants to make her debut on the OTT platform, has not signed any future projects yet. 'NHIE' continues to be her only show title so far. However, given her performance and how she is being loved by viewers worldwide, it won't be long before she lands more acting gigs.
"If I didn’t get the show and I was just a 19-year-old girl in university doing my thing, I’d be completely different. I think fame has forced me to mature and have those deep conversations with myself and be my own best friend, especially in quarantine, when you have to spend so much time with yourself," she told the publication in a recently-concluded interview.
Jaren Lewison as Ben Gross
His portrayal of Ben has been loved by all. Although, he was put under a negative light given he was in direct competition with the female lead character Devi. But that's a thing of the past. The way Ben and Devi's relationship ended in Season 1, he's soon getting an upgrade in terms of role. "Darren [Barnet] has said that season 2 is like season 1 but on fire,” said Lewison. “It’s exploding with so much more electricity," he told ETC Canada. Lewison was last seen in Jeremy Renner's 'Tag'.
Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida
It will be interesting to see how Paxton's character reacts given how Devi left things between them by kissing Ben. Barnet is not new to the camera and some of his works include 'American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules' (2020) and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' (2013). He also worked small roles in network shows such as 'This Is Us' and 'Criminal Minds'.
"When I worked at SoulCycle, I’d walk to work on Sunset Boulevard, where I’d be surrounded by billboards," he told the Interview Magazine and added: "And I would just think, ‘Man, how cool would it be, not even to see myself up there, but to just be a part of a show that they were advertising?’ Fast-forward a couple of years, I’m walking down the Strip, and there I am. It’s my face on there."
In addition to the famed trio, Poorna Jagannathan (Nalini), Richa Moorjani (Kamala), Lee Rodriguez (Fabiola), and Ramona Young (Eleanor) will return to reprise their roles in the comedy-drama series.
The official synopsis reads: "In Season 2 of the coming-of-age comedy 'Never Have I Ever', Indian-American teenager Devi continues to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships."
'Never Ever Have I Ever' Season 2 premieres on July 15.