Euphoria season 2: Trailer, release date, cast and show plot

Euphoria is back (Picture: HBO/Kobal/Shutterstock)

The long-awaited second season of Euphoria is back, and thanks to Zendaya who casually dropped the trailer on Tuesday, fans are now counting down the days to see what lies ahead for Rue Bennett.

The series follows a group of edgy high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex, and violence.

The Dune actress recently teased us on what we should expect, promising a ‘difficult season’ ahead.

So, ahead of its release here’s what you need to know.

Is there a trailer for Euphoria season 2?

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Yes there is. Fans have been longing for some insight into the second chapter of the teen drama, and when the 25-year-old style icon missed this year’s Met Gala to film the show, some were extra curious over what was in store.

The Malcom and Marie star dropped the trailer on her social media platforms along with the caption: ‘ EUPHORIA SEASON 2. JANUARY 9.’

Rue immediately sets the sinister tone in her voiceover, viewers hear her say: ‘When you’re younger, everything feels so permanent.

‘But as you get older, you begin to realise nothing is… and everyone you love can drift away.’

Yeah we can’t either!

When is Euphoria season 2 UK release date?

Zendaya’s portrayal of Rue Bennett earned her an Emmy win (Picture:HBO)

The HBO drama, which follows recovering drug addict Rue addict, aired its first season back in 2019, with a one-off special which was released in December 2020, and another in January this year.

The broadcaster has now announced that the second full season will premiere on January 9, 2022.

Filming for the upcoming season was meant to take place in March 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, production was halted for a couple of months.

It will premiere in the US first before coming to the UK, where viewers can watch Sky Atlantic and NOW.

Who is in Euphoria season 2?

Will Rue get back on track? (Picture: PA)

Viewers can expect to see some familiar faces in season two as well as some new ones:

Rue Bennett- ZendayaGia- Strom ReidHunter Schafer – Jules VaughnCal Jacobs – Eric DaneNate Jacobs – Jacob ElordiKat Hernandez – Barbie FerreiraLexi Howard – Maude ApatowCassie Howard – Sydney Sweeney

The official Euphoria season two casting website revealed four new characters who will appear in the brand new series. Their screen names are rumoured to be Darian, Ray, Ami and Serena.

What is Euphoria season 2 about?

The network’s official Season 2 synopsis reads: ‘Amidst the intertwining lives in the town of East Highland, 17-year-old Rue must find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss, and addiction.’

The season one finale saw Rue relapse after three months of sobriety, so we can imagine her character will face a challenging recovery journey.

In an interview with British Vogue, Zendaya discussed what it was like working alongside creator Sam Levison.

She said: ‘I have to lean on Sam. He was an addict for many years as a teenager, and he’s been clean since he was 19 years old.

‘That’s the thing that makes me hopeful. When we have all this really dark s**t – especially this season breaks my heart for Rue – there’s a glimmer of hope because I know that she is a version of him.’

Euphoria season 2 will premiere in January 9 2022.

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