Everything We Know About Season Two Of 'Euphoria'
*Spoilers for Euphoria season one ahead.*
Sex, drugs and US suburbia - that's just part of what made eight-part series Euphoria a runaway hit this summer.
Created by Sam Levinson, the gritty teen drama offered a fresh perspective to the lives of Gen-Z high schoolers, exploring their struggles with social media, dating, and addiction in a refreshing way.
From a banging soundtrack by Labrinth, One Direction animated fan erotica and 30 penises in a single episode - how could it not have been renewed for a second season by HBO?
With many of the characters in varying degrees of emotional distress, where can Euphoria go next? Well, in a bid to satisfy our TV thirst, here's everything we need to know about season two:
What happened in Euphoria Season 1?
Euphoria, which is an American adaptation of an Israeli series of the same name, left viewers on the edge of their seats when it came to an end in August.
Viewers watched as the characters' personal drama came to a crescendo. After she and kind-of girlfriend Jules (Hunter Schafer) parted ways on the train platform, Rue (Zendaya) broke her three-month sobriety and attempted to numb the heartbreak with painkillers.
Cassie (Sydney Sweeney), with the support of her mother and sister Lexi (Maude Apatow), headed to the abortion clinic after she fell pregnant with McKay's (Algee Smith) baby. Maddy (Alexa Demie) discovered the truth about Nate's (Jacob Elordi) father.
They don't things by halves on HBO (or Sky Atlantic on this side of the pond).
What will happen in Euphoria Season 2?
There's no doubt that the series will continue to tackle heavy topics such as love, identity, drugs and sex in their sophomore season. Yet, it's too early to say what to exactly expect from the plot, mainly because it hasn't gone into production.
And it appears that not even the cast know what to expect as Zendaya revealed she had been pestering Euphoria creator and writer Sam Levinson for answers about her character Rue, who seemed to relapse in the closing moments of the finale.
The Spiderman actress told Elle in October: "I harass him daily".
Although her persistence has yet to pay off, the 23-year-old admitted she wants on-screen couple/BFFs Rue and Jules, who we saw head to the city for a new life, to reunite - only when they find their individual happiness first.
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While nothing has been set in stone about the plot, Barbie Ferreira has quenched our thirst somewhat when she teased the possibility of an LGBTQ+ storyline for her character Kat Hernandez and explained that she'd like to see Kat "make bad decisions".
She told the New York Times: "I think Kat's a little queer, but that might be my perspective."
Aside from these little titbits, we have so many questions - is Nate going to get his comeuppance for his assault of Maddy? Will she out his dad's double?
Where is Fez (Angus Cloud) after his spontaneous robbery went awry? Can we please have another episode like 'Shook One Pt. II' and a reprise of the carnival?
When will Euphoria Season 2 return?
Fans of the teen drama were pleasantly surprised on Monday when HBO announced that Euphoria will be returning to screens sometime in 2020 when the network released a sizzle reel of its forthcoming shows.
Although we're thrilled to know it's back sooner rather than later, they are yet to confirm an air date.
Despite the exciting news, we should probably note that Rue and the gang's time is limited - limited because the characters are in secondary school and nobody can be frozen in time... yet.
HBO president Casey Bloys told TVLine in July: "Well, [the characters] are in high school, so there are only so many seasons it can go."
Who can we expect back for Euphoria?
Zendaya confirmed in July she will be returning to the show as Rue on Twitter when she got the news the show was being renewed for a round two.
She penned: "Literally just got the call. Can't say thank you enough for the support we've seen, wow...". We're also assuming Barbie Ferreira will reprise her role as Kat following her NYT interview.
Other than that, we've had no official cast confirmations, but we're expecting Jules (Hunter Schafer), Lexi (Maude Apatow), Fezco (Angus Cloud), Cal (Eric Dane), Maddy (Alexa Demie), Nate (Jacob Elordi), Leslie (Nika King), Algee Smith (McKay), and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney).
And fingers crossed, British singer and producer Labrinth will be once again composing the music for season 2 - because 'All For Us' is an absolute banger.
Euphoria is available to watch on Sky Atlantic or NOW TV now.
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