Even though the second season isn't even halfway over, Euphoria has already been confirmed for the third season. Yes, you read that right. We will be getting more drama, glittery makeup, and character arcs.
"Sam [Levinson], Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken Season 2 to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart," said Francesca Orsi, Executive VP of HBO Programming, adding that they're "excited" to continue the journey with the show's cast and crew.
We don't know the exact date (or year) when the show's next instalment will premiere. Until then, we're tuning into the developments of Euphoria Season 2.
What you should know about Season 2
In case you missed it: Euphoria Season 2 — the 2019 show that first trended online for its gritty portrayal of love, hate, identity, sexuality, and more among high school students (and unconventional makeup looks) — premiered on HBO on Sunday, 9 January!
Ahead of the show's second season premiere, Zendaya Coleman (who plays Rue in the show) issued a PSA on Instagram for her fans. "I know I've said this before, but I do want to reiterate to everyone that Euphoria is for mature audiences," she wrote. "This season, maybe even more so than the last, is deeply emotional and deals with subject matter that can be triggering and difficult to watch. Please only watch it if you feel comfortable. Take care of yourself and know that either way you are still loved and I can still feel your support. All my love, Daya."
With that in mind, we're curious to see how Rue and Jules (Hunter Schafer) will deal with the aftermath of their "breakup"? Will Nate's (Jacob Elordi) complex antagonistic character ever be explained? We spill the beans on the show's release date, cast updates, and share plot speculations below.
We’re meeting new cast members
A new season means new characters and boy, are we in for a ride. Joining the cast are Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights and Titans), Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. (Black Mafia Family) and singer-songwriter Dominic Fike. How their characters will play in the current dynamic between the original cast — comprised of Zendaya (who won an Emmy for her role), Hunter Schafer, Alexa Demie (Maddy Perez), Jacob Elordi, and Barbie Ferreira (Katherine Hernandez) — hasn't been confirmed.
Rue's not dead
While the first season ended on a rather sad note for Rue — Rue and Jules had a tearful final scene and Rue was shown having a relapse after being sober for three months, leading to speculations about her death — we can definitely say that Rue is coming back in Euphoria Season 2.
For one thing, Zendaya shared a teaser video back in June that shows Rue smiling at Jules in the middle of a crowded East Highland High School hallway. HBO also released a special episode that follows Rue in the aftermath of the first season.
Less glitter and fewer rhinestones ahead
Just ICYDK, each character has their signature makeup look that involves glitter and/or rhinestones that symbolise their character arc or their current emotional state. But if you're already a fan of the show's bold experimental makeup looks, we’re sorry to say that there may not be as much glitter and many rhinestones in the second season.
However, Euphoria's head makeup artist Doniella Davy has shared that the makeup will be more refined. According to an interview with Allure, Doniella said that they're switching out neon eye makeup in favour of more muted shades; rhinestones will be put into temporary retirement, and chunky glitter tears will be replaced by finely milled shimmer shadows.
With how the show ended on a cliffhanger for a lot of characters, we can only speculate how their looks will change in the coming season. But oh, do we wish that we’ll still see some of Maddy’s rhinestone makeup here and there. We’re keeping our fingers crossed in the meantime.
We know its airing schedule already
Now that you know some of the confirmed and rumoured details about Euphoria season 2 — plus an official confirmation for season 3 — will you be hopping on a TV marathon of its debut season? You can catch it on HBO Go and HBO Max in Southeast Asia.
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