‘Euphoria’: Storm Reid Just Revealed How Season 2 Will Address the Pandemic

Like everything else in Hollywood, production on Season 2 of HBO’s acclaimed drama, Euphoria came to a halt in March 2020 as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spread rapidly across the world. Only now, nearly six months later, are projects getting back into the swing of things.

Since Season 1 of the acclaimed series ended in 2019, fans of Euphoria have been desperate to see what Rue (Zendaya) is up to now following her possible death or overdose. The series follows the 17-year old recovering from addiction as she tries to slide back into the normal life and habits of a teenager.

On her journey, she bonds with a new girl, Jules (Hunter Sachfer), who is hiding her own secrets. In the series, Storm Reid stars as Gia, Rue’s younger sister, and she just revealed how Euphoria will address this unprecedented time.

When will Season 2 of Euphoria premiere?

Initially, the hit series was set to return in the latter half of 2020. On Dec. 15, 2019, HBO included Euphoria in its upcoming year lineup with an enticing sizzle reel.

“My favorite thing to do in the world is watch great TV,” they captioned the video. “But watching hype sizzle reels is a close second. See what’s available to stream now and what’s coming in 2020.”

Filming Season 2 had literally just gotten underway in early March when the show’s official Twitter account posted a photo of  Zendaya and Angus Cloud who plays Fez sitting together at a table read. Just over a week later Stay-At-Home orders were issued across the country. Considering the time line, we don’t think we’ll see Euphoria until 2021.

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This is what Season 2 of ‘Euphoria’ is about

When Season 1 of Euphoria ended a lot of loose ends were left blowing in the wind. Over the course of Season 1, Rue had fallen in love with Jules but we don’t know if Jules returned her feelings. As stated previously, we’re not quite sure if Rue is dead or alive. Nate is still running around here loose.

 “I have no information, other than my character is supposed to be developing and becoming her own,” Reid told Entertainment Tonight. “So I am very excited about that.” Later, the A Wrinkle In Time star told Elle,

The scripts she had seen for the show are pretty incredible. I feel like this season we’ll really get to see who she is outside of just being Rue’s little sister. She will really become her own person and her own character and she really is growing up in the show, which I love.

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‘Euphoria’ won’t address the pandemic

Since the scripts for Season 2 were already writtern prior to the pandemic, and things are alredy so pushed back and delayed, there won’t likely be any rewrites.

“None of the scripts I read have the elements of being smaller or relating to the pandemic,” Reid told ELLE. “I think we’re just all waiting to see what’s going to happen. I know that Sam [Levinson, the show’s creator] is the only one who writes the scripts, so he’s very involved and puts his heart and his all into everything that goes into Euphoria. I can’t speak for everybody, but I think our hope right now is to get over this and be able to go back into production like we planned and do it safely.”