‘Euphoria’ Starring Zendaya Earns a Second Season from HBO

Euphoria Star Zendaya
Zendaya stars in HBO’s ‘Euphoria.’

HBO’s Euphoria will return for a second season. HBO announced the drama’s renewal and confirmed the series is the “youngest skewing drama on the network’s digital platforms.”

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 Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming. “We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit.”

Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home) leads the season one cast that includes Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney.

Euphoria debuted on June 16, 2019 and to do episode one’s been watched by 5.5 million viewers across various platforms. Season one of the drama, created by Sam Levinson (The Wizard of Lies) and based on the Israeli series of the same name, will have an eight episode run.

Levinson wrote season one, directed five episodes, and executive produces. 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 are also involved as executive producers.

The Season One Plot, Courtesy of HBO:

Euphoria centers around a group of high school students as they navigate a minefield of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.

Euphoria puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative, exploring the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life with empathy and candor. The series 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 (Schafer), a girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and like Rue is searching for where she belongs.