Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Sex Lives Of College Girls - What We Know So Far

Since her days starring in and writing episodes of "The Office," Mindy Kaling has gone on to participate in a slew of other prominent projects, both behind and in front of the camera. With the ultra popular Netflix teen series "Never Have I Ever" already under her belt, Kaling is currently developing another show for which she will serve as a writer and executive producer, as well as having the creator credit. This upcoming project is titled "The Sex Lives of College Girls" and will be released on HBO Max.

Kaling is co-writing the series with Justin Noble, who has worked with Kaling previously on "Never Have I Ever" as a writer and executive producer. Noble also worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." "The Sex Lives of College Girls" will follow four college freshmen as they navigate their new college lives, including their sexual experiences.

The series was first announced in October 2020, as reported by Deadline, and has since been announcing its growing cast list. Here's everything else we know so far about "The Sex Lives of College Girls."

When will The Sex Lives of College Girls be released?

As of now, neither HBO Max nor Mindy Kaling have made an official announcement about when "The Sex Lives of College Girls" will be premiering on the streaming site. However, one of the show's cast members, Sherri Shepherd, posted a video to Twitter of herself from the set in June 2021 and wrote, "Having fun on the set of [Mindy Kaling's] 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' premiering on [HBO Max] this fall 2021."

If Shepherd's tweet was correct, then "The Sex Lives of College Girls" would be nearing its premiere date, considering that we're already well into August and approaching the end of summer. If Shepherd's subtle release date announcement is accurate, then it seems likely that we'll be getting an official announcement from HBO Max very soon and maybe even a trailer to get our first look into the college-set series.

We also know that filming began in November of 2020, according to the Film & Television Industry Alliance. Considering that the show began its production almost a year ago, it seems incredibly likely that the show will meet its projected fall 2021 release date.

Who will be in The Sex Lives of College Girls?

In October 2020, Deadline reported that the four main cast members — the titular "college girls" whose sex lives will be the focus of the show — had been announced: Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Renée Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott. Chalamet (who is indeed the sister of Timothée Chalamet, for those wondering) has recently acted in Judd Apatow's "The King of Staten Island" alongside Pete Davidson. Kaur's major acting credit so far was for her role in Canadian television series, "The D Cut." Meanwhile, Rapp and Scott, who both have Broadway credits to their names, will be making their on screen television debuts with the upcoming series.

The next cast member to be announced was former Disney Channel star Dylan Sprouse, as Deadline reported in December 2020. After starring in "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "The Suite Life on Deck," Sprouse took a bit of a break from acting before returning with film projects such as 2020's "After We Collided" and 2021's "Tyger Tyger."

The cast is rounded out with actors such as Midori Francis ("Dash & Lily"), Gavin Leatherwood ("Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"), Lauren "Lolo" Spencer ("Give Me Liberty") and Renika Williams ("Modern Love") (via Deadline).

What will The Sex Lives of College Girls be about?

As you may be able to gather from the title, "The Sex Lives of College Girls" will focus on the sex lives of the college-aged women who will serve as the show's protagonists. According to the official plot synopsis reported by Deadline, the series will follow four 18-year-old college freshmen and roommates — Kimberly (Chalamet), Bela (Kaur), Leighton (Rapp) and Whitney (Scott) — as they navigate their new lives as students at the prestigious Essex College in New England, including much focus on their sexually active lifestyles.

Kimberly, who comes from a suburb in Arizona where she was her high school's valedictorian, is entering college as ambitious as ever — but may not be as prepared socially as she is academically. Bela, a "comedy-obsessed New Jersey Native" is outspokenly sex positive, although may be lacking in her own sexual experiences. Leighton, a fourth-generation legacy student at the college and coming from one of the "secretly Republican families of New York City's Upper East Side," has a more reserved personality than her roommates, leading them to often see her as "blunt, judgmental and entitled." Finally, Whitney, strong and self-assured, also comes from a notable family as her mother is the "most powerful Black senator in the country."

With such complex, yet vastly different from one another, lead characters, we are likely to see their respective experiences both overlap and clash with one another's as the season progresses. We'll just have to wait for the first trailer to get our first look into "The Sex Lives of College Girls."