HBO Just Announced a Premiere Date and Dropped a Trailer for ‘Euphoria’ Season 2

Who else is desperate for news about Euphoria season two? Less than a month after premiering on HBO back in 2019, the gritty teen drama that sparked a resurgence of glitter eye shadow was renewed for a second season.

“Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has built an incredible world with an extraordinary cast led by the supremely talented Zendaya,” HBO’s EVP of programming, Francesca Orsi, said in July 2019. “We are so grateful that he chose HBO as the home for this groundbreaking series. We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit.”

Here’s everything we know:

A renewal was announced in July 2019. 

The cast and crew got together for a season-two table read. Zendaya (whose character, Rue, seems to be very much alive despite the ambiguous season finale) was pictured next to her costar Angus Cloud (Rue’s somewhat lovable drug dealer, Fezco) during a table read shared in mid-March 2020.

Some new faces will be joining the cast. Back in January 2020, a cast listing reportedly surfaced, revealing three new characters, but all we know for sure is that Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Waves, The High Note) was spotted in photos of the second-season table read.

“It was something that we had talked about for a while, because I wanted to be on [the first season] and things didn’t really go that way,” Harrison Jr. told Variety in May. “Suddenly all the stars aligned and I got to be there. We did our first couple table reads, and they were amazing. And we did our camera test and costume fittings were underway, and sets were being built…we were ready to go. And then the pandemic hit; coronavirus said, ‘Sit down.’ But it’s exciting and everyone is so wonderful on that show. The cast is so fun and sweet and smart, and it’s going to be really special. I’m happy to be part of it.”

Filming was supposed to begin in March—until coronavirus shut down production. “We were supposed to go back to work, I believe, on March 16. And three or four days before that, they were shut down,” Zendaya told M.J. Rodriguez for Variety’s Actors on Actors issue. “I can’t complain. I’m very lucky to be safe and healthy and still know that I have a job, Euphoria, that will be there. I think all we ever wanted was for people to feel seen through our work. And so that’s all I want to continue to do, to show the human side of what addiction does to a person. Hopefully, I get to get back into my Chucks and do it again.”

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