Euphoria Season 2 is on its way, so get your glittery makeup and Zendaya fan art ready. Just a few days after Zendaya’s historic win at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards — the 24-year-old actress took home the award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of teen addict Rue Bennett — HBO (Perry Mason Season 2) announced that the final pieces are starting to fall into place for the highly anticipated second season of Euphoria.
COVID-19 threw a significant kink in the production’s plans to release the second season in August 2019, barely a year after the first season’s highly anticipated finale. Still, things are slowly but steadily getting back on track. Here’s all we know so far about the second season of Euphoria.
Release Date of Euphoria Season 2
Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, season 2 filming began in 2021, despite airing season 2 that same year. HBO (My Brilliant Friend Season 3) CEO Casey Bloys told Deadline in late 2020 that season 2 would start in “early 2021.” Season 2 of Euphoria began filming on April 5 in Los Angeles, according to Backstage.
Zendaya returned to work on May 5, 2021. Onset, the actress posted some cute photos to Instagram. “Missed this kid,” she captioned the first photo of actor Angus Cloud (Euphoria’s Fez). “Just being back here in general…missed it,” she said with a photo of the show’s sound stage.
Andere Castmitglieder scheinen ebenso erfreut zu When asked about the filming timeline for Euphoria, Eric Dane responded, “Mid-April Season 2 has begun. I don’t think I shoot for a few weeks, but we do. We’ll get this out as quickly as we can. We set a high bar. That show makes me, and everyone involved, very proud.”
In August 2021, Variety stated that HBO was “eyeing a premiere in late 2021 or early 2022” for season 2.
What to Expect From Euphoria Season 2?
Even before the first season ended, HBO announced in July 2019 that the second season had been approved. According to a statement received by EW, “Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has crafted a wonderful world with an extraordinary ensemble lead by the tremendously brilliant Zendaya.” “We are thrilled he chose HBO for this pioneering series. We look forward to following these interesting people on their adventures in this hard world.”
In an InStyle interview, Zendaya claimed a “wonderful” second season was written. But no narrative specifics have been revealed. Levinson is notorious for revising his screenplays throughout production and hasn’t ruled out rewrites on season 2.
“It’s hard. It’s a challenging season,” Zendaya told Teen Vogue in July. It will be challenging and sad at times, but I think Rue deserves all of that attention because she represents so many people. And I hope to make them proud with our portrayals of Rue and the characters. But I doubt this season will be easy. It won’t be entertaining to see, I’m afraid. Sometimes.”
In a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, co-star Jacob Elordi confirmed that he was also filming. The actor also teased that viewers anticipate an “insane” sophomoric season and “a completely new program” when the show returns. The stunt penises will remain. YAY! Watch his conversation with Julie Bowen below.
In a September feature for British Vogue, showrunner Sam Levinson indicated that the next season would be…dark. This season is tough, and what I love about Z is that she can go dark and then come back to life behind the monitor, eating Cheesecake Factory and cracking jokes.
“I can only understand [addiction] to a degree, so I lean on Sam,” Zendaya stated in the same interview. He was a drug addict as a teen. And he’s been sober since he was 19. That gives me hope. There’s a gleam of optimism in all of this because I know she’s a version of him.”
Trailer of Euphoria Season 2
No complete trailer yet, but HBO has been teasing small snippets from the new season for months. Rue and Jules are spotting one other across the busy corridors of their high school; a smile bursts over Rue’s face.
It was also published during the Emmys, which included two new, very brief sequences from Euphoria season 2. Rue dances along a hall in one scene, while Jules, disguised as Frida Kahlo, has a sketch of Rue on her forehead. The Frida Kahlo scenario is Jeremy O. Harris’ “favourite moment in season 2,” he tweeted after the film emerged.
Cast of Euphoria Season 2
In August, HBO announced three new cast members: Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. (50 Cent’s Black Mafia Family), and singer/songwriter Dominic Fike. “It seems like a continuous music video,” Fike said of the new Euphoria season.
According to a February Backstage post, HBO is looking for a new leading actor for the smash show. The network is looking for a “Black male actor, aged 18–25” to play Jamieson. “An outsider,” it says. Has a drug issue or not. Mischievous. Funny. Unafraid. Sensitive.” The actor “must be comfortable with sexual situations and nudity,” so he might be Rue or Jules’ love interest.
Euphoria Season 2 will also feature Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce, Waves). Levinson reworked apart for him because he couldn’t be in season 1. Sam is still working it out, but I know this character is unlike any I’ve seen on film. “I honestly don’t know how to characterize this character, but Kelvin is one of the most amazing performers working today,” Levinson told GQ.
Lil Nas X says he’s a fan of the show and would have liked to participate in Euphoria season 2, but schedule difficulties prevented him. “I was going to do Euphoria but I wanted to finish my album.” “It’s Season 3,” he told Variety.