Mindy Kaling on why ‘Never Have I Ever’ ended after four seasons

Never Have I Ever ended with the fourth season which released on June 8, 2023.

Netflix’s young adult series ‘Never Have I Ever’ premiered its fourth and final season on June 8, and fans are in overdrive trying to figure out if there's a college spinoff in the works, courtesy of narrator John McEnroe's closing words "signing off... for now."

While an update on that front is pending from the makers, the show's writer Mindy Kaling explained why it was time for the protagonist Devi played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to grow up, and for the fourth installment to be the final one from the series.

"Four seasons for a high school show felt like it made sense," Kaling told Entertainment Tonight. "They can’t be in high school forever. We have seen those shows. Like, you have been in high school for 12 years. What is going on here? Also, the actors get older and it starts looking insane that a 34-year-old is playing a 15-year-old."

“We really told the story of this 15- year-old girl and that felt like the perfect amount of time,” Kaling added. Like the previous three seasons, the final installment of the show featured 10 episodes. However, since it is too early for spoilers, no details will be revealed, except for Devi’s acceptance into Princeton University.

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