'Euphoria': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about Zendaya's new TV show
HBO released a teaser to the upcoming young adult series — a teen drama starring Zendaya (and it's produced by Drake!)
"I promise you. If I could be a different person, I would. Not because I want it. but because they do," begins the teaser to the chilling new teen drama series on HBO titled 'Euphoria'. In 2018, HBO picked up the pilot (starring Zendaya). The show follows a group of high school students as they navigate through drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship. The show stars Zendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferriera, Nika King, Hunter Schafer, and Sydney Sweeney. 'Euphoria' is based on an Israeli series of the same name created by Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, and Tmira Yardeni — who also serve as executive producers of the show.
'Euphoria' is set to premiere on HBO on June 16, 2019.
While some footage from the show has already been released, the teaser introduces audiences to the show's various characters, particularly Zendaya, who plays the role of Rue. Even as the plot for the show still lies under wraps, we are gearing up for a young adult series with drama as the group of high school kids navigate a variety of different issues that life throws at them — drugs, sex, identity, love, and friendship, to name a few.
Zendaya as Rue
Zendaya plays the character of Rue, a 17-year-old lying, drug-addicted high school student in 'Euphoria'. She is perhaps most popular for playing the role of Rocky on Disney Channel's 'Shake It Up' and as KC Cooper on 'KC Undercover'. The actress made her breakthrough with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' with the role of Michelle "MJ" Jones. She also starred as Anne Wheeler in the musical drama film 'The Greatest Showman'.
Algee Smith as McKay
Smith is best known for portraying Ralph Tresvant in 'The New Edition Story' miniseries in 2017. In the same year, he gained positive critical response for his role of Larry Reed in Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit'.
Creators of the show
Sam Levinson, writer
The series is written by American actor, screenwriter and director Sam Levinson, who is known for co-writing the 2017 TV movie 'The Wizard of Lies'. Levinson won the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt screenwriting award for his directorial debut film, 'Another Happy Day'.
'Euphoria' is based on the Israeli series of the same name created by Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, and Tmira Yardeni — all of whom are executive producers on the HBO show. Drake and Future the Prince also serve as executive producers of the show.
The 40-second clip offers a glimpse at 17-year-old Rue — a lying, drug-addicted school kid — as she tells the story of issues ailing young adults. The teaser also shows how Rue struggles to keep up with her parents' expectations of her.
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