HBO’s hit YA series “Euphoria” is coming back for another season. HBO confirmed the season two pickup on Thursday afternoon, with Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming making the announcement.
“Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has built an incredible world with an extraordinary cast led by the supremely talented Zendaya. We are so grateful that he chose HBO as the home for this groundbreaking series,” said Orsi. “We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit.”
According to the network, “Euphoria” ranks as HBO’s youngest skewing drama series on the network’s digital platforms. In addition to delivering a series high for its Sunday 10 p.m. premiere telecast, “Euphoria” is growing each week. The series premiere night has already delivered over 5.5M viewers across HBO‘s platforms according to the network.
The eight-episode first season premiered on June 16th, with new episodes airing on Sunday nights. “Euphoria” stars Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”) who heads the ensemble cast of the show, which follows a group of high school students as they navigate a minefield of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship. The series is created and written by Sam Levinson (HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies”), who also directs five episodes of the first season.
The network says that the show explores “the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life with empathy and candor.” The story follows 17-year-old Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who’s struggling to make sense of her future. Her life changes dramatically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and like Rue is searching for where she belongs.
The cast for the first season of “Euphoria” includes Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney.
Sam Levinson created the series and serves as executive producer. Other executive producers include 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.
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