HBO's controversial yet highly-praised teen drama series filled with nudity, violence, and drugs, is coming back.
HBO's Euphoria had a quite controversial start for season 1 due to numerous explicit scenes.
Critics were questioning just how much sex scenes, drugs, and nudity are considered too much for a series that revolves around the lives of Gen Z characters.
Despite the explosive controversies, Euphoria managed to rise above its conservative critics. Its raw depiction of the complicated lives of its young characters became the same factor that hooked the younger audience.
Let's take a look at what the future holds for Euphoria.
Yes, Euphoria has been officially confirmed for season 2! The show was so successful that HBO didn't take long to announce a follow-up season. The renewal announcement came in July 2019, before season 1 episodes even ended.
This is the best thing for HBO to do considering the show gets an average of 5.5 million views per episode as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
HBO's executive VP of programming Francesca Orsi spoke to THR regarding the renewal and said: "Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has built an incredible world with an extraordinary cast led by the supremely talented Zendaya… We are so grateful that he chose HBO as the home for this groundbreaking series. We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit."
Season 1 aired in June 2019, unfortunately, season 2 wouldn't be able to follow the same schedule.
Just like most movies and television shows worldwide, Euphoria was forced to shut down film productions.
Recently, Jacob Elordi who plays Nate Jacobs in the series spoke to GQ and confirmed they haven't started filming yet.
“I was supposed to start shooting, but shit was starting to get weird in LA...And the last place on Earth I want to be when shit gets weird is America, so I booked a ticket and dipped out.”
Elordi who also plays Noah in the Netflix popular teen series The Kissing Booth is currently stuck in Brisbane, growing a mullet and following his artistic pursuits.
Meanwhile, Elordi's co-star Zendaya revealed that they were already so close to filming before they were forced to shut down due to the pandemic.
Speaking to Variety, the actress revealed: "We were supposed to go back to work, I believe, on March 16, and, literally, three or four days before that, they were shut down. I was like, 'I was so close.' We did camera tests and hair and makeup tests, and we got to see everybody and we had the sets were built."
There are speculations that season 2 will be here by next year. However, with Euphoria still put on indefinite hold, it remains unknown when we could ever lay our eyes on season 2.
We're expecting major casts to reprise their roles. Zendaya will definitely be back as Rue, to narrate the lives of her pals. Jacob Elordi is expected to be back as Nate Jacobs.
The other characters expected to return are Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow), Fezco (Angus Cloud), Kat Hernandez (Barbie Ferreira), Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney), Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie), Chris McKay (Algee Smith), Gia Bennett (Storm Reid), Ethan Lewis (Austin Abrams), and Cal Jacobs (Eric Dane).
Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate through sex, drugs, friendships, love, identity, and trauma. The first season was almost a happy ending, however, just like any highs, its all bound to go down.
Rue found herself spinning in a trippy, dizzy ending that made fans worry about her well being. One thing is certain though, Rue is not dead and she's not telling all these stories from the afterlife like what fans theorize.
"This is the first I'm hearing [that theory]. My feeling is that that's pretty morbid. That's a different show, isn't it?" Elordi revealed via IndieWire.
The Jacobs family's reputation will be at stake in season 2 after Maddy found a scandalous video of Cal Jacobs and Jules.
Fezco is likely to turn into more criminal activities after failing to pay Mouse back.With that said, we're expecting Rue and the rest of the gang to continue to face their challenges.
The show is still on hold so it's impossible to provide an expected date for the official release of the trailer. For now, we will just leave you with Euphoria's season 1 trailer to recollect some of the most important moments of the show.