Sam Levinson’s HBO series Euphoria is an adolescent drama conceived and written in the United States. It is loosely based on Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin’s Israeli television drama of the same name. It chronicles the lives of a group of high school kids as they deal with sex, drugs, friendships, love, identity, and trauma. Zendaya plays the lead role, with Angus Cloud, Maude Apatow, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Jacob Elordi, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, and Colman Domingo rounding out the ensemble cast.
On June 16, 2019, it aired for the first time. The series was revived for a second season in July 2019, following two one-hour specials that aired in December 2020 and January 2021. Critics praised Euphoria’s cinematography, plot, score, acting (especially that of Zendaya and Schafer), and approach to its mature subject matter, but it also sparked debate over its use of nudity and sexual themes, which some critics thought was excessive. The series was nominated for the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama and the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme. Zendaya won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her performance.
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Euphoria Season 2 Release Date Speculation
Season 2 of Euphoria was supposed to begin filming in March 2020, but owing to Covid-19, it was pushed back only a few days. Zendaya remarked in an interview with InStyle in August 2020, “There is a lovely second season that has been written, but we need to wait till it’s safer to execute it the way we want to do it.” Season 2 is officially back in production, thus it appears that the moment has come.
Zendaya posted photographs from the site to her Instagram account on May 4, 2021, writing one of Angus Cloud, who portrays Fez in the show, “Missed this kid,” and another of the crew, “And these kids.” “Just being back in general… missed it,” the actress added, tagging the official Euphoria page. Meanwhile, Cassie’s actress, Sydney Sweeney, shared a selfie to Instagram on March 24th with the simple message, “She’s back,” from the grooming chair in what appears to be glam Cassie hair and makeup.
Sam Levinson, the show’s creator, and showrunner stated in an early 2021 interview with IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast that he hoped to begin filming Euphoria season 2 in late March, and this plan appears to be on track based on the cast’s social media activities. “The intention is to release episodes this year,” Levinson said in the same interview, “so that’s hopefully when they will be released.”
Euphoria Season 2 Cast (Main)
- Zendaya as Rue Bennett
- Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard
- Angus Cloud as Fezco (“Fez”)
- Eric Dane as Cal Jacobs
- Alexa Demie as Madeline “Maddy” Perez
- Jacob Elordi as Nathaniel “Nate” Jacobs
- Barbie Ferreira as Katherine “Kat” Hernandez
- Nika King as Leslie Bennett
- Storm Reid as Gia Bennett
- Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn
- Algee Smith as Christopher McKay
- Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard
- Colman Domingo as Ali
The original cast of season 1 is rumored to be in the second season as well but We can also expect new faces to join the cast. While the actors who will join the cast have yet to be announced, we do know that the upcoming season will have at least four new speaking characters, owing to character descriptions that have been submitted in casting calls.
Euphoria Season 2 Plot
Euphoria covers the difficult life of Rue, a 17-year-old heroin addict who has no intention of staying clean after treatment. Jules, a transgender teen searching for her place in the world; Nate, a jock whose anger issues mask sexual insecurities; Chris, a football star who finds the transition from high school to college more difficult than expected; Cassie, whose sexual history continues to haunt her; and Kat, a body-conscious teen exploring her sexuality are all in Rue’s orbit. The series tackles the teenage milieu of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day living with empathy and candor as the classmates strive to make sense of their futures.
Rue Bennett, a teen who has overdosed, returns home from rehab and promptly gets more drugs from her pal Fezco. Jules is a newcomer to town who is enrolled in summer school. Kat, a classmate, invites her to a party hosted by Chris McKay, a prominent college football player. Jules first declines, preferring to meet up with an older man he met through a hookup app. Rue returns home late one night and is forced to take a drug test by her mother. Rue obtains clean pee by asking her childhood friend Lexi for some of hers to pass it.
McKay and his friend Nate discuss their classmate Cassie’s sexual history, and Cassie and McKay are discovered to be dating. Nate’s father is revealed to be the man Jules encounters. She lies about her age, and the two have a sexual encounter before heading to the party. Maddy, who had ended her relationship with Nate, has sex with Tyler at the party to make Nate jealous. Jules is on the verge of attacking Nate as he continues to torment her. She runs into Rue on her way out and takes her home with her.
Euphoria Season 2 Number of Episodes
The length of Euphoria season 2 has yet to be determined, but we may guess it will be similar to the first season’s eight episodes, each lasting about an hour.
Euphoria Season 2 What Could Happen in this Season
We know Rue is alive and Jules has returned to her suburban house from the city thanks to the season 1 finale and the two specials that followed. The second season’s plot is being kept under wraps, but we have been given some intriguing hints from the cast regarding each of their respective characters in the next season.
Hunter Schafer, who plays Jules, indicated in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that she wants Jules to focus more on herself next season – though this is likely to get messy. “I believe I want to see Jules work on herself in the sense that she still has some serious difficulties and to continue to dissect it and feel it out,” she said. I believe she learns via experience. And so, for her to get the experiences she needs without being messy, I feel like I have a loving parent/sister relationship with her.
That’s my wish for her, however, who knows how things will turn out. I’m sure it’ll be messier than I’d hoped for her.” Gia, Rue’s younger sister, is also expected to play a bigger part this season. In an interview with Yahoo, Storm Reid said, ” Gia’s character grows… She develops into her person, with her plot. I don’t want to give too much away, but she’ll play a bigger role in season 2.”
According to actress Sydney Sweeney, Cassie will have a particularly “crazy” plot after a horrific first season. The actress hinted at what that could involve in an interview with Stylecaster. “I may teasingly say that when you ask about season 2, my heart sinks.” In a way that makes you feel like you have no idea what you’re going to watch… Cassie has a lot of work to do to get her act together.