‘Euphoria’ is one of TV’s hottest shows, and fans have been waiting patiently for season 2. From the new episodes coming in 2020 to the status of filming, here are the latest updates about the second season.
Despite being delayed, Euphoria season 2 is on the way. HBO has already renewed the hit teen drama for a second season. It’s definitely happening, but the timing is still up in the air.
The series captivated audiences when it premiered in 2019 and gave us an amazing ensemble cast of talented young stars, with Zendaya leading the pack. HollywoodLife has rounded up the key updates about the special episodes coming in December, who’s joining the cast in season, and more.
The New Episodes
Euphoria season 2 wasn’t able to premiere in 2020, but there are two special episodes on the way. The first special episode will air on December 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO and follows Rue in the aftermath of being left by Jules at the train station and relapsing. She’ll be celebrating Christmas in the episode, “Trouble Don’t Last Always.” Colman Domingo, who plays Ali, also appears in the episode.
Details about the second episode have not yet been revealed. Both episodes were produced under COVID-19 guidelines.
Back in March 2020, Euphoria’s official social media accounts shared a photo from the first official season 2 table read. Filming was expected to begin, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed most TV productions. Following the 2020 Emmys, HBO president Casey Bloys told our sister site Deadline that Euphoria will likely begin filming season 2 in “early 2021.”
With season 2 production not starting until early 2021, that means it will likely be late 2021 or early 2022 before Euphoria season 2 premieres on HBO. The wait is going to be a long one, but it will be worth it.
Zendaya, who won the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, will return as Rue in season 2. Members of the ensemble cast expected to return include Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney.
When Euphoria’s social media account revealed a look at the season 2 table read, Zendaya and Angus were pictured together. In addition to Rue, fan-favorite Fezco will for sure be back in the second season.
Season 2 is expected to add some new faces to the mix. One actor that we know for sure is joining season 2 is Kelvin Harrison Jr., who notably starred in the critically-acclaimed film Waves. He revealed that he actually wanted to join the cast back in season 1.
“It was something that we had talked about for a while because I wanted to be on season 1 and things didn’t really go that way,” he told our sister site Variety. “Suddenly, all the stars aligned and I got to be there. We did our first couple table reads and they were amazing.”
The End Of Season 1
Season 1 ended on a heartbreaking note with Rue relapsing after Jules left on the train. Rue decided to back out of running away with Jules, who begged Rue to come with her. Meanwhile, Kat and Ethan finally admitted their feelings for each other and got together at the winter formal.
Cassie got an abortion after getting pregnant with McKay’s baby. Meanwhile, Maddy decided to steal a DVD from Nate’s room, and that DVD could potentially expose Nate’s dad. Remember, Nate’s dad has a personal porn collection that Nate discovered as a child. What’s on the DVD was never shown, but Maddy watched it and looked shocked at what she witnessed. At the school dance, Maddy and Nate broke up.
The Show’s Future
Don’t expect to see the Euphoria stars playing high school students for 5 seasons. “Well, [the characters] are in high school, so there are only so many seasons it can go,” Bloys told our sister site TVLine. “There’s a time limit.” He added: “There is no set plan. But I don’t think you want 30-year-olds playing [high school students].”