The first season of HBO's Euphoria was an absolute hit when it premiered on June 16 — and was pretty much guaranteed a second season following its debut episode.
In case you have been living under a rock, the controversial series follows a group of high schoolers are dealing with the typical teen themes of love, sex, and drugs. The show has curated a big following with over 5.5 million views across HBO’s platform.
In case you have been living under a rock, the controversial show follows a group of high schoolers who are dealing with the typical teen themes of love, sex, and drugs. It's no surprise that the show has amassed a huge following — with over 5.5 million views across HBO’s platform!
So, will there be a Season 2 of Euphoria?
Though there aren’t any official release dates, HBO recently announced that there will be a second season to the hit show. Following the announcement, HBO’s EVP of Programming Francesca Orsi, called creator Sam Levinson’s show an "incredible world."
She then proceeded to say, "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."
One of the main factors behind the show's success — besides production and plot — is their stellar cast. Actress and singer, Zendaya plays Rue Bennett, who’s a repeated addict. The teen came from rehab and had been struggling to make a life for herself until she meets transgender teen Jules Vaughn (played by Hunter Schafer).
Other notable co-stars include Maude Apatow (aka Judd Apatow's daughter), Storm Reid, and former Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane.
And while there will be a Season 2, Euphoria is not expected to run for years, like other series on television. As HBO President Casey Bloys explained, "Well, the characters are in high school, so there are only so many seasons it can go. There’s a time limit."
But creator Sam Levinson has not set an end date to the series and HBO is planning to just follow Sam’s vision. "We’ll follow Sam’s lead on that," Casey added of the show's future. "There is no set plan. But I don’t think you want 30-year-olds playing high school students.”
What can fans expect from Euphoria Season 2?
Not much is known at the moment, but we know Zendaya will definitely be returning as Rue Bennett. After HBO spilled the beans on the renewal, Zendaya took to Twitter to share the news. "Literally just got the call. Can’t say thank you enough for the support we’ve seen, wow," she wrote.
As far as plot, it is too soon to tell but judging from Season 1, fans can expect it to be as unapologetic and raw as ever. Watch Euphoria on Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on HBO — or binge-watch on HBONow.
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