The new HBO show, Euphoria has Zendaya playing a very different kind of a role. It also didn’t take long for it to be controversial due to the topics it covers and nudity involving teenage characters. Will the show return for Season 2 or be canceled? Here is everything you need to know.
Zendaya previously warned that Euphoria is for mature audiences
“Just a reminder before tonight’s premiere, that Euphoria is for mature audiences,” she wrote. “It’s raw and honest portrait of addiction, anxiety and the difficulties of navigating life today. There are scenes that are graphic, hard to watch and can be triggering. Please only watch if you feel you can handle it. Do what’s best for you. I will still love you and feel your support. Love, Daya.”
The show follows multiple high school students navigate the hardest parts of life. She plays Rue who is struggling with addiction.
She previously said she wanted to do more episodes of the show
The actress was prepared for there to be controversy around the show given teens are shown using drugs, being sexually active, and more. She also talked about already wanting to return to the role right after filming.
“I’ve been nocturnal, meaning I slept for two hours last night because I’m still on night shoot schedule and can’t get rid of it,” Zendaya told Collider. “I wanna go back to my home, which is Euphoria. That’s where I live. I wanna go back. It sucks because I’ll be comparing everything I do, I feel like, to this, for the rest of my life, which is okay because it’ll force me to push myself and continue to raise my own bar.”
She continued, “But it’s gonna be hard because this is such a special experience. You don’t get to play people like this often. It’s just a special thing.
What would happen if there’s a second season? Zendaya answered that given what she knows about Euphoria’s creator, Sam Levinson.
“The only thing that gets me through is knowing that Sam is who he is now, and has a wonderful, beautiful family,” she answered. “That’s gonna be Rue. So, in my head, Rue is gonna grow up and become a writer and director, and she’s gonna have a family. That’s what I hold onto. No matter what she goes through, this is the out product, so she’s gonna be all right. That gets me through.”
The show was renewed for Season 2
“Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has built an incredible world with an extraordinary cast led by the supremely talented Zendaya,” Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming, said in a statement according to Entertainment Weekly. “We are so grateful that he chose HBO as the home for this groundbreaking series. We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit.”
The star also tweeted that she got the news with “Literally just got the call. Can’t say thank you enough for the support we’ve seen, wow…” Hunter Schafer, who plays Jules, also tweeted, “completely losing my sh*t on a plane rn AHSGDDHAH.”
It’s unknown when filming for the next season will start, but it looks like the cast is very excited about the news.