Euphoria is officially returning for season two of HBO drama, an American adaptation of an Israeli series of the exact same name, follows a group of high school students as they navigate teen life trials and tribulations.
Its exploration of love, rage, identity, drugs, sex, and everything in between attracted high praise from both critics and viewers. The series premiere was worldwide watched by more than 5.5 million viewers across HBO’s platforms.
The executive vice president of HBO programming, Francesca Orsi, told The Hollywood Reporter that Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has really built an incredible world with a really extraordinary cast that is led by the very talented Zendaya.
They are so grateful that he chose HBO as the home for this groundbreaking series. Also, they look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit.
So, what can we really expect from the second season? Chatting to InStyle, Zendaya said: “I do miss Rue. She is like my little sister in a lot of ways. And going back to that character is a home base for me.
Euphoria Season 2 | The Wait Could Be Long!
“There is a beautiful second season that has been written. We never know when things can move and get started, but I know that they’re anticipating next year at least early next to get into production,” Colman Domingo (Ali) told Digital Spy in November 2020.
Filming for Season 2 was due to get underway this year, but then COVID-19 halted production. “We had to halt, of course, just to make sure that everyone could be safe,” Sidney Sweeney told NME.
“As soon as it’s safe for us to film Euphoria with the whole Euphoria grandness that comes with it, we’re waiting to do that safely.”
Zendaya said that they were supposed to go back to work, she believes, on March 16 and, three/four days before that, they were shut down. She was like, and she was so close.
They did camera tests and hair and makeup tests, and we got to see everybody, and we had the sets built.”
Luckily, we have had a bridge episode, titled ”Trouble Don’t Last Always”, to keep us company in the meantime. And there’s another one on the way in the New Year.
That’s the second part of Euphoria’s Christmas special double-bill, which we now know is set to premiere in early 2021.