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Mindy Kaling reveals why Never Have I Ever won’t go beyond season four

I get it, but I don’t like it


The fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever has officially dropped on Netflix and everyone is, rightfully so, heartbroken that Devi and Sherman Oaks High will never return for season five.

Mindy Kaling, the show’s creator, has lifted the lid on why the series will not have more than four seasons and to be fair, she has a valid point in her reasoning. Doesn’t mean I have to like it!

Viewers have grown with Devi, following her on her journey with high school, first loves and the grief of losing her father. As she says goodbye to Sherman Oaks for good, it’s an ending no one was really prepared for.

Speaking to ET Online, Mindy Kaling said Never Have I Ever was always going to be a “high school show”, and so it naturally “made sense” for it to finish when Devi went to college.

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“They can’t be in high school forever,” she said. “We’ve seen those shows. You’ve been in high school for 12 years. What is going on here?”

Mindy also noted that the actors are not going to stay young forever, with Darren Barnet, who plays Paxton, being 32 years old.

“Unfortunately, young people grow up and you can’t be 17 forever,” she told E! News. “The actors get older and it starts looking insane that a 34-year-old is playing a 15-year-old,” she continued.

“We got to know the characters. We really told the story of this 15-year-old girl and that felt like the perfect amount of time.”

Talking about the end of the show, Mindy Kaling said it is a “very emotional finale”. She explained: “I truly love this world and what the actors brought to these characters. It made it one of the best creative experiences of my life.”

If you’re a fan of Mindy Kaling’s work and are keen for more of her witty comedies, The Mindy Project and The Sex Lives of College Girls will have you in bellyaches of laughter, just like Never Have I Ever.

Never Have I Ever season four is now available on Netflix. For all the latest Netflix news, drops, quizzes and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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