December 26, 2019 - All photo credit: Eddy Chen/HBO
HBO RENEWS DRAMA SERIES EUPHORIA FOR A SECOND SEASON
DRAMA SERIES EUPHORIA, STARRING ZENDAYA, DEBUTED JUNE 16, 2019.
Drake Is An Executive Producer Of The Show, Created And Written By Sam Levinson
OD on Euphoria Season 1 before 2020 season 2
The official announcement of Euphoria season 2 was made in July, 2019 by Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO programming.
Although, HBO has yet to release the exact premiere date of Euphoria season 2 in 2020, Euphoria season 1 made our list of new groundbreaking and original TV worth the view of 2019 - a.k.a "OD on Entertainment 19"
Please check ratings for the show due to some adult content - mature language and nudity.
“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,” said Orsi. “We look forward to
following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the
challenging world they inhabit.”
EUPHORIA ranks as HBO’s youngest skewing drama series on the network’s
digital platforms. In addition to delivering a series high for its Sunday night 10 p.m.
premiere telecast, EUPHORIA continues to grow every week on HBO’s digital
platforms. The series premiere night has already delivered over 5.5 million viewers
across HBO’s platforms.
Euphoria kicked off its eight-episode first season June 16, 2019 on HBO and debuting new episodes on Sunday nights, EUPHORIA stars Zendaya (“Spider-Man:
Homecoming”) who heads the ensemble cast of the show, which follows a group
of high school students as they navigate a minefield of drugs, sex, identity, trauma,
social media, love and friendship. The series is created and written by Sam
Levinson (HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies”), who also directs five episodes of the first
EUPHORIA puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative, exploring the
teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day
life with empathy and candor. The series follows 17-year-old Rue Bennett
(Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who’s struggling to make sense of her
future. Her life changes dramatically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter
Schafer), a girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and like
Rue is searching for where she belongs.
The cast for the first season of EUPHORIA includes Zendaya, Maude Apatow,
Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King,
Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney.
Season one credits: EUPHORIA was created and written by Sam Levinson, who
also serves as executive producer; executive producers 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; transgender consultant, Scott Turner Schofield; consultant, Jeremy O.
Harris. Produced in partnership with A24 and based on the Israeli series of the
same name, which was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, from HOT.
In Rue’s (Zendaya) orbit are classmates Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), a jock whose anger issues mask sexual insecurities; Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie), Nate’s on- and off-again girlfriend; Chris McKay (Algee Smith), a football star who finds the adjustment from high school to college harder than expected; Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney), whose sexual history continues to dog her; Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow), Cassie’s younger sister and Rue’s level-headed childhood friend; and Kat Hernandez (Barbie Ferreira), a body-conscious teen exploring her sexuality.
In addition to Zendaya, model-activist Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi (“The Kissing Booth”), Algee Smith (“The Hate U Give”), Alexa Demie (“Mid90s”), Maude Apatow (HBO’s “Girls”), Sydney Sweeney (HBO’s “Sharp Objects”) and Barbie Ferreira (creator of the Webby Award-winning video series “How to Behave”), the ensemble cast of EUPHORIA features Angus Cloud as Fezco, a drug dealer who is Rue’s friend; Storm Reid (“A Wrinkle in Time”) as Rue’s sister, Gia; Nika King (“Greenleaf”) as Rue’s mother, Leslie; and Eric Dane (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Cal, Nate’s father, who has secrets of his own.
Recap Episodes 1-6
Episode 1: “Pilot”
Debut date: SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Seventeen-year-old Rue (Zendaya) returns home from rehab with no plans to stay clean.
She meets Jules (Hunter Schafer), who’s new in town, at a party at McKay’s (Algee
Smith) house. Nate (Jacob Elordi) gets in McKay’s head when McKay takes an interest in
Cassie (Sydney Sweeney). Nate and Maddy (Alexa Demie), who have broken up once
again, attempt to make each other jealous. Meanwhile, Kat (Barbie Ferreira) is pressured
to lose something.
Written by Sam Levinson; directed by Augustine Frizzell.
Episode 2: “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”
Debut date: SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
On the first day of school, Rue’s (Zendaya) excited about her new friend, Jules (Hunter
Schafer), but struggles to put the past behind her and gets into trouble at Fezco’s (Angus
Cloud). Nate (Jacob Elordi) becomes obsessed with Maddy’s (Alexa Demie) hookup,
Tyler (Lukas Gage), while trying to get back together with Maddy. Kat (Barbie Ferreira)
finds out that a video of her has surfaced online. McKay (Algee Smith) takes the stress of
college out on Cassie (Sydney Sweeney).
Written and directed by Sam Levinson.
Episode 3: “Made You Look”
Debut date: SUNDAY, JUNE 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Kat (Barbie Ferreira) decides to try camming and has her first session. Jules (Hunter
Schafer) starts falling for a boy online and asks Rue (Zendaya) to help her take some
nudes. Maddy (Alexa Demie) finds something odd on Nate’s (Jacob Elordi) phone.
Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and McKay (Algee Smith) spend the weekend at his school
and go to a party at the frat he’s rushing. Rue is confronted about her lies at NA.
Written and directed by Sam Levinson.
Episode 4: “Shook One Pt. II”
Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Rue (Zendaya) tries to get clean for Jules (Hunter Schafer) and chaperones Gia (Storm
Reid) at the carnival. Jules (Hunter Schafer) encounters Cal (Eric Dane) with his family.
Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Maddy (Alexa Demie), annoyed at their boyfriends, decide
to do molly together. Kat (Barbie Ferreira) hangs out with Ethan (Austin Abrams) until she
misreads a situation. Nate (Jacob Elordi) reveals who he really is.
Written and directed by Sam Levinson.
Episode 5: “’03 Bonnie and Clyde”
Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
In the aftermath of the carnival, Maddy (Alexa Demie) and Nate (Jacob Elordi) are forced
to deal with a police investigation. Jules (Hunter Schafer) begins to feel pressured by her
role in Rue’s (Zendaya) sobriety. Kat (Barbie Ferreira) ignores a confused Ethan (Austin
Abrams) and embraces her new lifestyle. Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) tries to distance
herself from Daniel (Keean Johnson) and focus on her relationship with McKay (Algee
Smith). Cal (Eric Dane) worries about how his actions have affected his sons.
Written by Sam Levinson; directed by Jennifer Morrison.
Episode 6: “The Next Episode”
Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
On Halloween, Rue (Zendaya) worries about her reliance on Jules (Hunter Schafer),
while Jules starts exhibiting concerning behavior. McKay (Algee Smith) questions his
future in football. After a weird night with McKay, Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) spends time
with Daniel (Keean Johnson). Business is booming for Kat (Barbie Ferreira) as she
continues to push Ethan (Austin Abrams) away. Nate (Jacob Elordi) comes up with a plan
to get his life back on track.
Written by Sam Levinson; directed by Pippa Bianco.