Never Have I Ever is an American television series of teen drama and romantic comedy starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. The comedy is partly based on the true story of Kaling's childhood, growing up in the Boston area. It debuted on Netflix on May 21, 2020 and tells the story of an American high school student of Indian ancestry, dealing with her father's death and her desire to climb her high school's social pyramid.
The series received many positive reviews and was described as a watershed for the representation of South Asia in Hollywood and was praised for breaking Asian stereotypes. On July 1, 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second season, released on July 15, 2021.