Zendaya's New Series Euphoria Renewed for a Second Season at HBO
The show has garnered controversy over its graphic subject material
The show, which premiered in June, stars the 22-year-old Disney Channel alum as Rue, a high school student just out of rehab. While staying in recovery, Rue navigates her friendships and relationships — especially one with new student Jules, played by Hunter Schafer.
HBO announced the renewal in a press release on Thursday. Euphoria is still airing its eight-episode first season, and the network did not provide a premiere date for the second season.
“Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has built an incredible world with an extraordinary cast led by the supremely talented Zendaya. We are so grateful that he chose HBO as the home for this groundbreaking series,” Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO programming said on Thursday. “We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit.”
“Literally just got the call,” Zendaya wrote on Twitter on Thursday, just after news of the renewal was announced. “Can’t say thank you enough for the support we’ve seen, wow…”
The show also stars Maude Apatow (Girls), Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects), Eric Dane (The Last Ship), Algee Smith (The Hate U Give) and Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Booth).
Euphoria has caused some controversy over its graphic subject material.
“I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it,” he wrote about the scene hours after the episode had aired.
According to HBO, the series premiere of Euphoria has already been watched by over 5.5 million viewers.
Euphoria airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. on HBO.