HBO's 'Euphoria' trailer successfully highlights teen angst and drugs in the new Zendaya starrer show

HBO's 'Euphoria' trailer successfully highlights teen angst and drugs in the new Zendaya starrer show

HBO has been keeping most of its upcoming show 'Euphoria' as a mystery to viewers, and just like the puzzling teaser of the show HBO had dropped a while ago, 'Euphoria's new trailer is just as dark and mystery-laden. The show is based on an Israeli TV show of the same name and revolves around a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love, and friendship. Zendaya stars in the show that premieres on June 16. The actor, best known for her roles in Disney's 'Shake It Up' and 'K.C. Undercover' plays the role of Rue, a drug-addicted teenager on the show.

Zendaya; (right) Zendaya as Rue in a still from 'Euphoria'

The new trailer showcases aesthetically pleasing shots from the show, in which Rue can be seen struggling with her addiction and also being part of rehab meetings. "At some point, you make a choice about who you are and what you want," Zendaya says in the trailer. "Suddenly the whole world goes dark and nothing else matters but the person standing in front of you. Every time I feel good, I think it’ll last forever — but it doesn’t." The trailer also shows other teenagers with Rue fighting their own battles. The trailer ends with Zendaya's voice reflecting the same emotion as it did in the teaser: "If I could be a different person, I would."

Dark? You bet. The Israeli show on which 'Euphoria' has been based, revolved around the infamous murder of high school student Ra'anan Levy. But 'Euphoria' seems like it focuses on Zendaya's character more than the teenage boy's murder. Sam Levinson, who previously wrote and directed last year’s Sundance entry 'Assassination Nation', both wrote and created the series. 


Watch the trailer here:



About the series dealing with the topic of drug abuse, actor Nika King who is part of the show's cast, said: "Even though it's a remake, Euphoria is its own reality of what a drug-addicted teenager faces on a daily basis." Also starring in the drama series are Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Alexa Demie, and Jacob Elordi. Drake is also a producer on the show, along with a few others. 

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