Netflix has released its first teaser trailer for Never Have I Ever, a coming-of-age comedy series created by Mindy Kaling.
Though Kaling herself isn’t seen in the teaser, her trademark sharp writing and wit is all over it.
The teaser features Devi, who is described as an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations, praying to Hindu gods on the first day of school.
In her prayer, we hear her asking the Hindu gods to make up for her sucky last year and hear her delineate ways they could do just that — including getting invited to a party with alcohol and hard drugs, thinning her arm hair out and getting a boyfriend (but not some nerd from one of her AP classes).
Check out the teaser trailer for Never Have I Ever below!
Never Have I Ever is a new coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl, played by 17-year-old newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan — who was discovered by Kaling after holding a nationwide casting call that drew over 15,000 applicants.
“We see a certain kind of Indian actor all the time in auditions,” Mindy Kaling said in an interview with Variety. “Our show is about a Tamil Indian girl, and typically they’re South Indians and they’re dark-skinned. I felt lucky to be able to do a show about an Indian nerd who’s also badly behaved, to show that because I’m deeply familiar with it.”
Never Have I Ever is created by executive producer Mindy Kaling, with Lang Fisher serving as executive producer, showrunner and writer. The Universal Television project is also executive produced by 3 Arts Entertainment’s Howard Klein, David Miner, and Tristram Shapeero.
Never Have I Ever will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Monday, April 27.