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After a hiatus of two years, Euphoria Season 2 is finally here. The show’s first season introduced Zendaya’s character Rue, a teenage addict who also serves as the series’ narrator. Along the way, fans got to know other high schoolers in her circle. Euphoria also released two specials in the years following season 1. Now that the show is back for season 2, here’s everything fans need to know about when to catch new episodes.

Zendaya as Rue and Dominic Fike as Elliot in Euphoria Season 2. Rue and Elliot talk in the school hallway.
Zendaya as Rue and Dominic Fike as Elliot in ‘Euphoria’ Season 2 | Eddy Chen/HBO

What is ‘Euphoria’ Season 2 about?

Euphoria Season 2 picked back up on New Year’s Eve. Rue Bennett has fully relapsed and gets caught up in a tense situation with Fezco and a female drug dealer. Meanwhile, in the wake of Nate’s breakup with Maddie, he starts hooking up with her best friend Cassie. Rue meets Elliot at the New Year’s Eve party and the pair form a friendship based on getting high together. Jules eventually warms up to Elliot, though she doesn’t know until episode 4 that Rue isn’t sober anymore.

Amidst this chaos, fans also got a backstory for Nate’s father Cal. Episode 3 of Euphoria Season 2 revealed that Cal was in love with his best friend Derek in high school. Although the pair shared a kiss, Cal’s girlfriend (and future wife) Marsha discovered she was pregnant soon after. Cal did what he felt was right and stayed with her to raise a family. He hides his sexuality from his family for decades until he reveals everything in episode 4.

What time do new episodes of ‘Euphoria’ Season 2 come out?

For fans who want to watch new episodes of Euphoria Season 2 right when they come out, never fear. Viewers with a cable package with HBO can catch new episodes every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST. New episodes of Euphoria also become available on the streaming service HBO Max at 9 p.m. EST on Sundays, according to Decider. Euphoria Season 1 is available for purchase on Amazon.

Like the first season, Euphoria Season 2 will only be eight episodes long. Episode 5 will air Sunday, Feb. 6 and if the show stays on schedule the finale will air on Feb. 27, 2022. Euphoria was also recently renewed for a third season by HBO.

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‘Euphoria’ recieved critical acclaim

Euphoria is a fairly controversial series for more reasons than one. The series is jam-packed with drug use, nudity, and sexual content, and Euphoria Season 2 continues this trend. However, the series has also received critical acclaim and its viewership only seems to be increasing.

The first season of Euphoria won three Emmy Awards — one for Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) and another for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, according to Zendaya, who plays the protagonist Rue was also awarded Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the show. Despite the controversy, fans are praising the show and it seems to be more popular than ever.