Everything you need to know about Euphoria
Premiering back in 2019, Euphoria has fast become one of the best TV shows – ranking eighth in The Guardian’s The 50 Best Shows of 2019 list - giving viewers an unfiltered glimpse into the struggles of teenage life in a world of social media, drugs and trauma.
The series follows Rue Bennett, played by Zendaya, a troubled 17-year-old who is battling a drug addiction whilst trying to navigate high school and the complexities that come with being a teenager. An overdose leads Rue to attempt to get sober but complicated friendships and anxieties bring difficult feelings to the surface leading her to relapse.
Rue’s peers come with problems of their own, all grappling with the decisions they have to make about their futures and the anxieties that come with day-to-day teenage life. Nate (Jacob Elordi) is the attractive, popular quarterback with a violent streak; Jules (Hunter Schafer) is a trans woman and Rue’s best friend, but she too has her own family issues to deal with; Cassie (Sydney Sweeney), is pretty and popular but slowly transforms from a people-pleaser to someone seething with resentment. There’s also Kat (Barbie Ferreira), a self-conscious teen who is determined to change her reputation, Lexi (Maude Apatow), Cassie’s younger sister and childhood bestie of Rue; Maddy (Alexa Demie), confident, feisty and Nate’s on-off girlfriend who seemingly has it all; and McKay (Algee Smith) the football star.
Created and written by Sam Levinson, the series also has heavy-weights from the music industry onboard with Drake serving as an executive producer and Labrinth composing the music and soundtrack for both series. Add to that a talented ensemble cast including Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Maude Apatow, Sydney Sweeney, Barbie Ferreira, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer and Algee Smith, it’s easy to see how Euphoria has established itself as a must-see series.
Euphoria is exclusively available on Sky Atlantic, with all episodes available to watch now.
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And here’s the bad news. Whilst we know we’re getting more episodes of Euphoria, we don’t know when this will be.
In an interview with Deadline, HBO Drama Chief Francesca Orsi revealed that writing for the new season had begun but “at this point, we don’t have countless scripts. We can’t start shooting, so the delivery of that show – ideally in 2025 – will be determined on when we can pick back up with Sam, who at this point is all pencils down…”.
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Who is Zendaya?
Zendaya is an American actress and singer. Just like her one-word name counterparts, she has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry and is one of the most prominent actresses of her generation. Her TV career began on Disney Channel and at the age of 21 she made her film debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming – later starring in its sequels, including Spider Man: No Way Home which is available to watch on Sky Cinema. Additional film credits include The Greatest Showman and Dune.
Zendaya’s performance as Rue Bennett in Euphoria earned her critical acclaim, with The Hollywood Reporter calling it “an early career-defining performance”. Her role in the first season saw her win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe for the second.