Euphoria Season 2: Release Date, Cast, And More

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Stick some rhinestones on your cheeks and find the most vibrant pigment you can for your eyeshadow, because "Euphoria" is coming back, besties! HBO's smash-hit series about the trials and tribulations of troubled teens was a massive success after its debut in 2019, and fans have been impatiently waiting for the show's delayed return (Thanks, COVID!) ever since. Well, the time has finally come and we've got everything you need to know about "Euphoria" season 2.

Euphoria Season 2 Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

After the pandemic-related production delays on season 2, series creator Sam Levinson directed and wrote/co-wrote two special episodes of "Euphoria" last winter. "Trouble Don't Last Always" was an hour-long conversation between Zendaya as Rue and Colman Domingo as Rue's sobriety mentor Ali, and the follow up, "F*** Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob," centered on a therapy session starring Hunter Schafer's character, Jules. The episode was also co-written by Schafer, adding genuine sincerity to one of the most groundbreaking transgender characters on television.

Fortunately, "Euphoria" season 2 finally has a release date! The show will air on HBO and will be made available on the HBO Max app as well as Sky Atlantic and NOW for those in the UK on January 9, 2021.

What is Euphoria Season 2 About?

HBO just released their first trailer for season 2, but labeled the trailer as a "tease," meaning we still don't know a whole lot about what's to come in season 2. From the mind of showrunner Sam Levinson ("Assassination Nation," "Malcolm & Marie") and loosely based on the Israeli television miniseries of the same name, "Euphoria" is about a group of high schoolers doing their best to navigate the chaotic world of the American teenager, including dealing with issues of identity, peer pressure, substance abuse, friendships, family life, sex, romance, and mental illness.

What we do know compared to last season is that Rue is back to using drugs after her stint in rehab, and Jules is feeling some kind of way after leaving town (and leaving Rue on the train platform). As for the season 2 trailer, Fezco is fighting someone, a strange man attacks Rue, Rue is seen running from the cops, Cassie is sharing a car with toxic masculinity incarnate Nate Jacobs, there's a drug raid, a new character with a face tattoo (Dominic Fike) stares ominously, there's a glittery dance party, Maddy celebrates a birthday, and Gia Bennett continues to be the voice of reason for her sister.

Euphoria Season 2 Cast, Crew, & More

Sam Levinson is continuing as the showrunner and the main creative force behind the series, but "Euphoria" season 1's directorial duties were split amongst Levinson, Augustine Frizzell, Jennifer Morrison, and Pippa Bianco, so there's a strong likelihood that season 2 will split directorial duties as well.

As for the cast, all of our faves are back. Zendaya as Rue Bennett, Hunter Schafer as Jules, Sydney Sweeney as Cassie, Jacob Eloridi as Nate, Barbie Ferreira as Kat, Angus Cloud as Fez, Alexa Demie as Maddy, Nika King as Leslie, Storm Reid as Gia, Algee Smith as Christopher, Maude Apatow as Lexi, Eric Dane as Cal, and Colman Domingo as Ali have all been confirmed to return.

HBO also confirmed four new additions to the cast: Minka Kelly of "Friday Night Lights," up-and-comer Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr. of "Black Mafia Family", musician Dominic Fike, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. of "Waves" are all playing new characters.