“Euphoria” fans will have to wait well into next year for season 2, but in the meantime, HBO has officially confirmed two special episodes of the popular teen drama.
The first is set to air Sunday, Dec. 6 on the premium cabler, before heading to stream on HBO Max. Both episodes were produced under COVID-19 guidelines, according to sources.
Titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” the first episode will find Rue (Zendaya) in the aftermath of being left by Jules (Hunter Schafer) at the train station and relapsing. The episode, written and helmed by series creator Sam Levinson, follows Rue as she celebrates Christmas. HBO will reveal the title, plot and date for the second episode at a later date.
News of the specials comes almost exactly a month after Zendaya wowed the TV world with her stunning Emmys win. She will be joined in the first special by Colman Domingo, reprising his role as recovering addict Ali from season 1.
Zendaya confirmed the news via social media, tweeting, “We really missed them. Two special ‘Euphoria episodes coming soon.”
Alongside Levinson, “Euphoria” is executive produced by Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Drake, Future the Prince, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokady and Gary Lennon. Will Greenfield serves as a co-executive producer.
The show is produced in partnership with A24 and based on the Israeli series of the same name, which was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, from Hot. It was nominated for six Emmys total, carrying home three statuettes during the virtual ceremony back in Sept. Other than Zendaya’s performance, “Euphoria” also won for contemporary makeup and original music and lyrics.
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An important role. Jacob Elordi found a new challenge when he landed the leading part in the upcoming film 2 Hearts, which is based on the true story of college student Christopher Gregory.
“When I came on board, I met his family — they’re really wonderful family, and the movie was a real family affair,” the Euphoria star told Us Weekly exclusively. “It was a super personal story to them. I met Chris Gregory’s parents and we had some really wonderful experiences. It ended up being a bit of a journey in itself.”
The film is based on Gregory’s father Eric’s 2017 book, All My Tomorrows: A Story of Tragedy, Transplant and Hope. Chris tragically died at the age of 19 after suffering a brain aneurysm. He then donated his organs to five different people, including Jorge Bacardi of the Bacardi Rum dynasty. The film chronicles Chris’ love story with Sam (Tiera Skovbye) before detailing another love story happening in the same time frame — Jorge (Adan Canto) falling for Leslie (Radha Mitchell).
“I tried to do as much research as I could,” the Kissing Booth actor told Us. “We actually filmed quite a large portion of the film before I met his parents. I met them in Hawaii, and by that point, we had shot a bulk of the movie.”
Upon meeting, Eric told Elordi that his son “reminded him of Steve McQueen,” something that threw the actor off.
“I just thought, like, ‘F–k. I’ve f–ked the whole thing,’ because I did not nearly do Steve McQueen, whatsoever,” the Australia native said with a laugh. “But, I think he was happy with it. I hope so. I want to bring him pride and a lot of love to their family.”
Although this movie filmed years ago — it was the first role Elordi landed after 2018’s The Kissing Booth — the actor shared with Us that he’s not picky about what types of scripts he’s drawn to.
“I don’t think too much in that regard. Because, you know, I could make any movie anytime if I found that script appealing,” he said. “I just want to be part of real human stories — conversational kind of pieces with real characters with real flaws who have real conversations.”
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Jacob Elordi isn’t just another heartthrob. The 23-year-old actor has the grit to travel to dark places on the HBO TV series “Euphoria,” where he plays Nate, a high school jock with anger management issues. More recently, Elordi switched courses to reprise his role as Noah in the Netflix rom-com “The Kissing Booth 2,” a sequel to the hit 2018 movie (a third installment has already been shot). Up next he stars in the indie drama “2 Hearts” (in theaters on Oct. 16) and in “Deep Water,” a thriller with Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, scheduled for release later this year.
For Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood issue, Elordi talked over Zoom from his home in Brisbane, Australia, about preferring to play the bad guy.
“Euphoria” is set in high school. What shows about high school did you watch growing up?
I watched “High School Musical.” I was actually a big fan of that. I watched “Gossip Girl” start to finish. It’s intense. The soundtrack on that is crazy, by the way, if you go back and watch it. Also, Chuck Bass. What an irredeemable character. I believe he rapes two girls in the first episode, and then by the last season, you love him. How do you do that? What kind of arc is that?
What’s it like playing a morally questionable character?
When I was younger, I didn’t question it so much. I just wanted to work and make movies. If the script is acknowledging them — and they’re meant to be there, and not just an outcome of bad writing — then I think it’s much more interesting to play it. I’d hate to play someone who’s morally correct all the time. We do shitty things all the time to each other.
Did you have to audition for “Euphoria”?
It was super simple. It was really just like a conventional audition process. I went down to the casting office, fumbled through my lines and ended up getting called back. And yeah, it was just like that. Sorry, I have a cough. I think I have this asthma thing going on. It’s not the virus. Please don’t jump to any conclusions.
What can you tell us about “Euphoria” Season 2?
Sam [Levinson] changes scripts like a madman. I could tell you something now, and it would not be at all relevant to what I’m going to read when we go back. It’s ever changing, even up until the day that we’re shooting.
Head over to Variety to read the rest of the interview!