'Euphoria' season 2: Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about the Zendaya starrer

HBO released a teaser to the upcoming young adult series — a teen drama starring Zendaya (and it's produced by Drake!)


                            'Euphoria' season 2: Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about the Zendaya starrer

"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. 

Release date

'Euphoria' premiered on HBO on June 16, 2019. 

Euphoria will return with a second season following the ongoing debut season's immediate success.

Plot



 

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.

Cast

Zendaya as Rue

Zendaya attends Vanity Fair and Lancôme Toast Women In Hollywood on February 21, 2019, in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

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

Algee Smith attends Prada Men's Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Show on June 17, 2018, in Milan, Italy. (Getty Images)

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

Director Sam Levinson arrives at the Premiere of Neon and Refinery29's 'Assassination Nation' at ArcLight Hollywood on September 12, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

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.

Trailer

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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