'Euphoria' season 2 announced, HBO renews Zendaya show
The show follows the life of 17-year-old Rue Bennett played by Zendaya. She is a drug addict who has just returned from rehab and she meets Jules Vaughn portrayed by Hunter Schafer.
Zendaya's show Euphoria has been renewed for a second season by HBO and the announcement dropped on Twitter July 11 with a psychedelic clip. The show follows the life of 17-year-old Rue Bennett played by Zendaya. She is a drug addict who has just returned from rehab and she meets Jules Vaughn portrayed by Hunter Schafer.
This fateful meeting changes her life. The show premiered June 16 and since then has reportedly received better viewership that increases every week. The show also stars Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney.
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, along with show's creator Sam Levinson, will serve as executive producers. The show is based on the Israeli show of the same name created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin.
Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming said, "'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. We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit."
Recently, Deadline reported that the 'Euphoria' episode titled 'Shook One, Pt. II', which aired at 10 p.m. July 7, recorded a viewership of 609,000. That was a 24% increase in its viewership compared to the previous week.