On Tuesday, HBO revealed that the teen drama created and written by Sam Levinson is set to debut Jan. 9. Euphoria, directed by Levinson, follows Zendaya’s Rue Bennett, a drug addict fresh from rehab who’s struggling to make sense of her future. Her life changes dramatically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Schafer), a girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce and like Rue is searching for where she belongs. They navigate the intense dramas of drugs, sex, identity, love and friendship in their small town. The Season 1 finale, which saw Rue and Jules part ways, was followed by two special episodes centering each of the friends.
Nearly a year after HBO aired two special Euphoria episodes, Zendaya dropped a first look at the upcoming season.
With Jules gone, the teaser sees Rue reverting back to her old habits. Tossing and turning to Frank Sinatra’s “Call Me Irresponsible” Rue finds herself in the heat of even more drama. The clip goes on to feature previous cast members Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demi, Barbie Ferreira, Maud Apatow and teases newcomers including Dominic Fike.
“When you’re younger, everything feels so permanent. But as you get older, you begin to realize nothing is and everyone you love can drift away,” Zendaya’s Rue says.
Levinson executive produces with Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Drake, Future the Prince, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokady, Gary Lennon and Jim Kleverweis. The transgender consultant is Scott Turner Schofield and the consultant is Jeremy O. Harris. Kenneth Yu serves as a producer; Ashley Levinson, Harrison Kreiss, and Julio Perez are Co-Producers.
Euphoria is produced in partnership with A24 and based on the Israeli series of the same name, which was created by Leshem and Levin, from HOT.
Watch the teaser below.
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