Euphoria was renewed by HBO just one month after its premiere. At the time, the network’s EVP of programming, Francesca Orsi, noted that show creator Sam Levinson “has constructed a fantasy world with an extraordinary ensemble lead by the tremendously gifted Zendaya.” “We are ecstatic that he picked HBO to air this groundbreaking series. We’re excited to follow these complicated people on their journeys through the difficult society they live in.”
The enthusiasm around the sophomore season is certainly not lacking, despite the lack of details. So here’s all we know about the upcoming chapter of Euphoria thus far.
Will Euphoria be able to combat the pandemic?
The gloomy subject matter frequently mimics real-life dialogues about sexuality, identity, gender, and drug usage. Will COVID-19 be tackled in season 2? As far as Reid is aware, this is not the case. She told ELLE.com, “None of the scripts I saw has the aspects of being smaller or related to the pandemic.” “I believe we’re all simply waiting to see what happens. I understand that Sam [Levinson] is the only one that writes the scripts, so he’s highly involved and puts his heart and soul into Euphoria. I can’t speak for everyone, but I believe our best hope right now is to get through this and return to work.
Teaser for Euphoria Season 2
Thanks to Zendaya’s Instagram, we now have our first look at Euphoria Season 2. The actress posted a brief video on Instagram showing Rue (herself) and Jules (Hunter Schafer) catching each other’s gaze in the school hallway.
“Happy second anniversary, @euphoria…
I hope to see you soon:), “In the caption, Zendaya wrote.
The release date has yet to be determined. However, it was supposed to come in 2020. When HBO released a teaser for its upcoming releases for the year. The second season of Euphoria was featured in the teaser, which has since been removed. However, the network did not provide a specific launch date at the time.
Season 1 premiered on June 16. Therefore fans were eagerly anticipating Season 2 in Summer 2020. June, on the other hand, has passed without any new episodes. It’s uncertain when the next edition of Euphoria will air because the coronavirus halted production (along with the rest of Hollywood).
Will the entire cast of Euphoria be back for the second season?
Even though Fezco’s (Angus Cloud) and Rue’s season 1 ended on a cliffhanger, it’s safe to presume that both, particularly newly-minted Emmy winner Zendaya, will return to the programme in season 2. Likewise, Rue did not die in the end, according to showrunner Sam Levinson.
” I don’t want to cut it short because of who Rue means to me as someone who has battled addiction and come out the other side, and because In terms of the impacts of addiction on Rue and her family and those around her, I believe there is a lot more to explore and unpack “In 2019, he told The Hollywood Reporter. So in many senses, the possibilities are limitless.” While Jules’ season 1 concluded with her hopping a train out of town, Hunter Schafer spoke to EW about her aspirations for her character’s season 2 arc, implying she’ll be back.
“I believe I want to see Jules continue to work on herself because she still has some serious issues that she needs to dissect and feel out,” Schafer remarked. “I believe she learns by experience. As a result, I feel like I have a loving parent/sister relationship with her for her to obtain the experiences she needs without being messy. That is my wish for her, but who knows what the future holds. I’m sure it’ll be messier for her than I’d hoped.”
The rest of the groundbreaking ensemble group includes Barbie Ferreira as Kat Hernandez, Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs, Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard, Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez, Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard, and Storm Reid as Gia Bennett, all set to return for season 2.
Is there a new addition to the Euphoria season 2 cast?
According to a February Backstage post, HBO is looking for a new main actor for the smash show. According to the ad, the network is looking for a “Black male actor, aged 18–25” to play Jamieson, 17 years old.
It goes on to say that he will be an “outsider.” He may have a drug issue, but it’s also possible that he doesn’t. Mischievous. Funny. Unafraid. Sensitive.” There’s also a chance he’ll play a love interest for Rue or Jules, as the actor “must be comfortable with sexual situations and nudity.”
In season 2, we also know that Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce, Waves) will join the cast. Levinson reworked apart because he was scheduled to be in Season 1 but couldn’t due to a scheduling difficulty. He stated, “Sam is still finding it out,” but “based on the table reads, I know this character is unlike anything I’ve ever seen on TV.” Levinson told GQ, “I honestly have no idea how to explain this persona,” but “I can say that Kelvin is one of today’s most talented actors.”
Zendaya is reprising her role as Rue.
Even though Rue’s narrative ended on a cliffhanger in the first season, it appears that we’ll be getting some answers in the following episodes. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Storm Reid, who plays Rue’s younger sister, Gia, hinted what’s to come. Just a heads up: Spoilers are coming.
After the finale, she said, “Yes, our entire show is for your interpretation.” “I saw situations where people asked me if she was dead or alive, or if she had relapsed in the last episode,” she says. “I’m starting to feel like, once again, It’s up to you to figure out what to make of it, and whatever questions you have regarding the eighth episode will be answered in the first few episodes of Season 2.” Rue will be played by Zendaya again.
Zendaya also took to social media to congratulate the programme on its renewal, implying that she will appear in the upcoming season. Later, photos from the table proved her return. She later revealed to InStyle that she enjoyed portraying the part “Rue is one of the people I miss the most. She reminds me of my younger sister in many ways. And it’s a comfort zone for me to return to that role.”
What will the second season of Euphoria be about?
Even before the first season had ended, HBO announced in July 2019 that the second season had been greenlit. “Sam Levinson, the creator of Euphoria, has created a wonderful world with an extraordinary cast lead by the tremendously gifted Zendaya,” says the press release.
In a statement acquired by EW, Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming, said. “We are ecstatic that he picked HBO to air this ground-breaking series. We’re looking forward to following these complex characters on their journeys through the harsh world in which they live.”
Zendaya said in an interview with InStyle that a “wonderful” second season had been written. However, no additional narrative details have been revealed. Levinson is notorious for revising his scripts throughout the production process, and he hasn’t ruled out rewrites for season 2.