Euphoria premiered on HBO in summer 2019 and almost instantly became a smash hit. Since then, fans have been eagerly waiting for the next season, but that wait has been much longer than expected, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic putting Season 2 production on hold. It might be a while before Euphoria Season 2's release date, but filming plans are reportedly going forward in March 2021, so there's definitely hope of getting new episodes soon-ish.
Even though Euphoria Season 2 is still in the works, fans were able to enjoy two Euphoria bridge episodes to tide them over. On Dec. 4, the Euphoria special episode "Trouble Don't Last Always" was released on HBO Max; it aired on HBO on Dec. 6. The special episode focused on Rue (Zendaya) in the time after the Season 1 finale. The second of the two special episodes, “F*ck Anyone Who’s Not A Sea Blob" (which hit HBO Max on Jan. 22 and HBO on Jan. 24), told Jules' (Hunter Schafer) side of the story since audiences last saw her leave Rue on the train platform in the Season 1 finale.
With those two highly anticipated episodes out of the way, here's everything you need to know about Season 2:
Euphoria Season 2 Release Date
Originally, Euphoria Season 2 was scheduled to come out in 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic put the season's production on hold. However, the folks behind the show were able to produce the two special episodes during the pandemic, thanks to the pared-down cast and crew for each of them.
As for Season 2, Euphoria's creator, Sam Levinson, said on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast that he plans to start filming in March 2021. He also revealed he plans to release episodes this year, although he didn't specify when, exactly, that may happen.
Euphoria Season 2 Cast
Fans can expect to see most of the Season 1 cast return for Season 2. Rue's fate was left a bit up in the air in the Season 1 finale, but the first special episode gave fans the chance to check in with her and see that she's alive, though she's not doing so well. In 2019, Levinson told The Hollywood Reporter:
I think Rue has a big journey ahead of her, and a tough one. It's not something I want to cut short because of who Rue means to me as someone who has battled with addiction and come out the other side, and because I think that there's a lot more to delve into and unpack in terms of the effects of addiction on Rue and on her family and those around her. The possibilities are endless in many ways.
In addition to Zendaya as Rue and Schafer as Jules, the Euphoria cast includes Barbie Ferreira, Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Maude Apatow, and Storm Reid.
Euphoria Season 2 Trailer
Euphoria Season 1 and the two Euphoria special episodes are both available now on HBO Max.
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