A lot has changed since we last saw HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Euphoria. That was way back in summer of 2019, by the way. COVID has hit this show particularly hard, and while there were a couple of specials to acknowledge the pandemic and move stories forward, a proper second season finally arrives next month, bringing Zendaya back to the role that won her an Emmy.
Only now, Zendaya is a much bigger star than she was when the first season concluded. Will that lead to more eyeballs on the show that deals with addiction, love, identity, heartbreak, friendship, and so much more. Based on what we see here, Zenday’s recovering addict Rue is quite literally dragging her baggage around with her. How that ends up impacting this thing she has for Jules (Hunter Schafer), we’ll just have to wait and see but something tells me whatever is in Rue’s bag is going to be a disaster.
Zendaya is surrounded by an incredible ensemble that includes Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney. The series was created by Sam Levinson, who directed Zendaya in her most dramatic film to date, Malcolm & Marie. Excellent film and she’s great in it. She’s also in the #1 movie in the world right now, something called Spider-Man: No Way Home. Heard of it?
Euphoria season 2 hits HBO on January 9th 2022.