‘Euphoria’ Season 2: Hunter Schafer Wants This For Jules Next Season

(Warning: The following article contains spoilers for the first season of Euphoria.) It hasn’t even been two months since the incredible season finale of HBO’s new hit drama Euphoria, but fans are already clamoring for season 2 of the show. Fortunately, HBO executives had the foresight to renew the show for a second season before the first one even finished airing. However, since that announcement was made, there has been no concrete information about when we can expect the next season to premiere. Actors of the show have confessed that filming for the second season hasn’t yet begun and probably won’t until 2020.

Hunter Schafer talks Euphoria Season 2
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Euphoria fan theories

But just because we don’t have much info about Season 2 of Euphoria doesn’t mean that we can’t speculate about what we hope to see in the upcoming season. As the show has a loyal following, fans are coming up with incredible theories about the show’s possible trajectory. One of the most popular fans theories is that Rue (played by the extremely talented, Zendaya) actually died from an overdose during the season finale and will be narrating from beyond the grave in the upcoming season. While we hope that fan theory is just that, a theory, we can’t rule anything out given the dark nature of the show.

Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn

But not everyone has lost the hope of a brighter future for Euphoria’s sophomore season. The series’ breakout star, Hunter Schafer (who plays the sweet and magnetic Jules) is hopeful that her character will continue to work on herself and exorcise some of her demons. With Jules being such a lifeline to Rue, it can be easy to forget that Jules herself is burdened by no small amount of trauma. In Episode 4 of Euphoria (Shook Ones Pt. II), we learn that Jules has suffered from anxiety, body dysmorphia, and even attempted to commit suicide during her stay at a mental hospital.

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What Schafer wants for Jules next season

Clearly, Jules hasn’t dealt with all the pain from her past, and that is exactly what Schafer wants her to focus on for season 2. “I think I want to continue to see Jules work on herself in that she’s still got some major issues, and to continue to dissect that and feel it out. I think she learns from experiencing things. And so to experience what she needs to, without being messy, that’s from the sort of loving parent/sister relationship I feel like I have with her. That’s what I want for her, although who knows how it will play out. I’m sure it will be more messy than I would hope for her,” Schafer shared in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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We absolutely adore this response from Schafer. While many fans are more concerned with Rue’s relationship with Jules (which is borderline unhealthy and codependent), Schafer realizes that Jules’ main priority needs to be herself and making she is in a good place. We hope that some this agency bleeds into the storyline of Euphoria Season 2. Until then, we will be binging the first season again on HBO.