Indian American teen Devi Vishwakumar is convinced sophomore year belongs to her and has big plans for it. Vishawakumar, played by newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, is the protagonist in Mindy Kaling’s coming of age series, Never Have I Ever. The show is reportedly based on Kaling’s own childhood.
All Vishwakumar wants is to succeed in high school, attend cool parties, catch the attention of hotties, especially Paxton (Darren Barnet) and get laid. She’s aided in her endeavours by her best friends, Eleanor (Ramona Young) and Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez). Of course, the path to success is not a smooth one, and Vishwakumar encounters all sorts of obstacles such as her traditional mother, who issues annoying nuggets of wisdom.
Creators: Mindy Kaling, Lang Fisher
Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Darren Barnet
Streaming on: Netflix
Never Have I Ever releases on Monday, April 27.