Ahead of the release of the third season of Never Have I Ever, fans knew that the show already had an ending planned.
In March, Netflix announced that the fan-favorite comedy show was wrapping up after four seasons of filming. However, it will not be released for some time yet.
“It’s hard when you have a high school show because you can’t keep them in high school forever,” co-creator Lang Fisher said in an interview with EW about the decision.
“The cast gets older and older. Then you start having, like, 30-year-olds going to high school, and it’s hard to take them to college. I think we felt like this is it; this is good. We can tell this tale and end it the way we want to on a high note and really finish out senior year, and it will feel satisfying.”
For a long time, college has been an obstacle for teen dramas. Hence the decision of Never Have I Ever to dodge it completely.
“It feels false for everyone to go to college together,” Fisher further says. “Or you have to introduce a whole new crew of characters that nobody cares about it. That’s a hard move to make.”
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It’s Better for Never Have I Ever to End
Furthermore, Fisher and co-creator Mindy Kaling recognize the benefits of creating their own conclusions.
“We haven’t edited the finale yet, but I’m really excited about it,” Fisher states. “I think the series finale is going to feel very satisfying to people.”
However, it does not indicate that they’re thrilled to bid farewell to the series they love.
“I don’t know, man, I wish we could just do the show until they’re 50,” Kaling states. “It’s so hard to launch a show, so hard to find talent that’s so good, and the truth is I would follow Devi until her dying day.”
Yet, Kaling is sure that they’ll reminisce and know they made the right thing in the timing of its conclusion.
“We finished season 4, and it’s good. It’s just a testament to how hard it is to say goodbye to characters you love writing,” she further states.
“It takes a while for writers to figure out characters. You write a pilot, and then you hire people, and then you get into this groove; that’s why so many shows growing up lasted like five seasons too long.
“[Laughs] But I do feel that, in a couple years, I’ll look back on this and say, ‘No, that was good that it ended then.’ But right now, I’m not ready to accept it.”
And neither are the fans.
Never Have I Ever season 3 is now available on Netflix.