Season 2 of Euphoria is finally here, so break out the glittery eyeshadow and the Zendaya fan art. A few days after Zendaya’s historic victory at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards—the 24-year-old actress won for her portrayal of teen addict Rue Bennett—HBO announced that the second season of Euphoria was finally coming together. The first episode of the second season aired on January 9, 2022, and a new episode will air each week until the end of February 2022, when the second season concludes.
Is there a trailer for Euphoria season 2?
Yes! “REMEMBER THIS FEELING” was the cryptic tagline for HBO Max’s second season trailer, which premiered on December 20. Narcotics Anonymous meeting: Rue wheeling a suitcase into the meeting; then Rue’s voiceover about Jules, “When I first met her, I was just immediately in love.” More glimpses include Rue and Jules dancing, a bathroom fashion meltdown by Cassie and Maddy (?), Maddy considering pregnancy (?!), and a disastrous New Year’s Eve party in the rest of the trailer. I’m so excited!
What happened at the end of Euphoria season 1?
After Rue relapsed (in a surreal musical sequence), Jules moved to the big city, Kat and Ethan kissed at the winter formal, Cassie sought an abortion, and Maddy stole an incriminating CD from Nate’s room that could expose Nate’s father, the eighth and final episode of season 1 was titled “And Salt the Earth Behind You.”
What will Euphoria season 2 be about?
In an interview with Stylecaster, Cassie’s co-star Sydney Sweeney (who plays her) hinted at an over-the-top season 2 story arc: “When you bring up the possibility of a second season, my heart sinks. When it comes to what you’re going to watch, you guys are completely clueless. Cassandra is in need of some serious self-improvement. I have nothing else to say. It was a complete surprise to me when Cassie’s season 2 storyline turned out to be as bizarre as it was. My jaw drops to the floor every time I read an episode by Sam because I can’t believe this is actually coming from someone’s mind.”
The following is what Zendaya had to say to Teen Vogue in July: “It’s a challenging season, and it’s definitely difficult. Because she represents so many people, I believe Rue deserves to be given the attention she so richly deserves when it comes to her persona. And it’s my hope that our portrayals of Rue and the destinations of all the characters will bring joy to those people. However, I don’t expect this season to be an easy one. I don’t think it’s going to be a lot of fun to watch. Sometimes.”
Elordi teased that fans can expect a “insane” sophomoric season and “a completely different show” when the series returns to television in a vague but tantalising way. A lot more time will be spent in his house with his family, he teased to Esquire.
Sam Levinson, showrunner of Euphoria, confirmed in an interview with British Vogue in September that the new season will be…dark, to say the least. This season has been brutal, and one of the things I admire most about Z is her ability to go to those dark places before immediately returning to her desk, eating Cheesecake Factory, and cracking jokes when the show is cut.
Doniella Davy, the show’s makeup artist, told CNN that the second season is currently in production “the euphoria of an older person…
There has been a lot of time passed. Everyone has matured a little. We’re picking up where we left off, but things have changed a little. The world of Euphoria has undergone changes, just like ours.”
In 2022, when asked about the backlash against season two by Entertainment Weekly, Zendaya said, “Having more time to get to know and explore the characters we didn’t get to see much of last season was critical. As an unreliable narrator, Rue is just trying to get by and not get caught, which is why she’s telling this story in such a sneaky manner.”
Will the whole cast of Euphoria return for season 2?
Previously, showrunner Sam Levinson stated that Rue would not be killed off in the season finale. “According to him, “I believe Rue has a long and difficult road ahead of her, and I don’t want to cut it short because of who Rue means to me as someone who has battled addiction and come out on the other side, and because I believe there’s a lot more to explore and unpack in terms of the effects of addiction on Rue, her family, and those around her.” He made the remarks to The Hollywood Reporter in 2019. In many ways, the options are nearly limitless.”
Despite the fact that the first season ended with Jules boarding a train and leaving town, Hunter Schafer confirmed to EW that she will be returning to reprise her role in the second season.
I’d like to see Jules continue to work on herself because she has some major issues, Schafer said. “I think I want to continue to dissect that and feel it out.” “I believe she gains knowledge through first-hand experience. So that she can have the experiences she needs without being messy, I feel like I have a kind of loving parent/sister relationship with her now. What I want is for her, but I don’t know how things will turn out. I’m sure she’ll have a more difficult time than I expected.”
Barbie Ferreira as Kat Hernandez, Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs, Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard, Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez, Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard, and Storm Reid as Gia Bennett will all return for season 2.
Is anyone new joining the cast of Euphoria season 2?
Euphoria cast members Minka Kelly, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., and Dominic Fike were all added to the show’s cast in August, and they’ll all appear in the upcoming season, which premieres on September 7. Fike described the upcoming Euphoria season to Variety as “a long music video.”
We’ve also learned that Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce, Waves) will join the cast in season 2 as well. Levinson rewrote a part for him because he couldn’t appear in the first season because of a scheduling conflict. ‘From the table-reads, I know that this character is unlike anything I’ve ever seen on screen,’ he said of Sam. GQ quotes Levinson as saying, “I honestly have no idea how to describe this character, but I can say that Kelvin is one of the most talented actors working today.
What happened in the in-between Euphoria episodes?
“Special COVID episodes” were released between seasons 1 and 2 to help fill the time between the two seasons. In an August interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Zendaya first hinted at the in-between episodes. A “limited number of people in a safe environment” episode, “I don’t know how to describe it,” she said at the time. “Because we, as the creators of Euphoria, also miss it.”
Rue’s Christmas celebrations were featured in the first episode of December, titled “Trouble Don’t Last Forever,” which aired on December 1. ‘F*ck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob’ was co-written by Levinson and Schafer for the second episode.
A conversation between Levinson and Schafer about which animals they most closely resembled resulted in the episode’s unusual title, according to Schafer in an interview with Vulture. A sea blob or an angel, as she called it, is one of her favourites. “It’s a translucent, glowing, gelatinous creature with wings. I’m thinking, “Maybe in another life, I could live in a vessel like that.””
Schafer’s identity is strongly tied to the title and the sea blob, she said. “People who are dissatisfied with the binary, static view of what it means to be human, handed to us from the start, may also relate to the idea of wanting to inhabit another vessel. It’s saying, “Fuck anyone who isn’t down for that.”‘ Everyone, however, is on board with the idea of a low-key party. So it’s not really a prank. Fuck standards are being raised.”
What are critics saying about Euphoria season 2?
“Euphoria’s extreme nature makes it easy to compare the series to a rollercoaster ride,” Complex’s William Goodman wrote. Having made it through the drop, there’s a sense of calm that comes with realising you’re about to plummet. While it may not be a household name, “The Second Season” has established itself as the best showcase of young acting talent on television.
“The new episodes offer scenes that are so insightful or artfully presented that Euphoria can feel in that moment like one of the very best shows television has produced in a while,” writes Rolling Stone’s Alan Sepinwall in his review. It’s also possible to be annoyed by others who are so self-indulgent and obnoxious that you’re left wondering if you enjoyed the better parts at all.”
Is it just me or does Euphoria feel like it’s two years into a global crisis in its broadening of traditional teen narratives for an audience permeated by anxiety and fear at every age?
The second season has so far earned an 92 percent audience score and 80 percent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, with the “critical consensus” reading: “As willfully provocative as ever in its second season, Euphoria still isn’t for all tastes—but when its addictive ingredients are mixed just right, the results remain intoxicating.”