When is Euphoria season 2 coming out? Everything fans need to know

'It's gonna be devastating sometimes,' Zendaya warns of Euphoria season 2

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Following Zendaya's latest reveal, fans are asking: "When is Euphoria season 2 coming out?" The lead actress has been dropping hints about the HBO sensation, and she admits its next chapter won't be for the faint of heart. 

The Disney alumna and voice of Lola Bunny in Space Jam: A New Legacy has been open about her recent projects, saying Euphoria season 2 will be "difficult" during an interview with Teen Vogue. The Emmy-winning actress even goes so far as to claim that it will not be fun to watch. 

"It's gonna be hard and it's gonna be devastating sometimes, but I think Rue really deserves all of that care when it comes to her character," Zendaya revealed to the publication.

Where did the characters leave off and what's going on next with Euphoria season 2? Let's take a peek.


When is Euphoria season 2 coming out? 

Production is currently underway for Euphoria season 2. However, HBO has yet to announce the show's premiere date. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, filming for the second season had been delayed several times, but sources believe we'll see a final product in late 2021 or early 2022, so keep your fingers crossed. Be sure to keep an eye out here for updates.

Watch the Euphoria season 2 trailer

The brains behind the series are certainly keeping things under wraps. The teaser trailer for Euphoria season 2 simply takes place in a high school; we find Rue (Zendaya's character) smiling as peers walk by in a crowded hallway. Oddly enough, she looks relatively happy for a character who is about to undergo some dark moments. 

What is Euphoria about?

Like its YA peers, Euphoria addresses the ups and downs of life as a teen, including love, identity, vices, and more. However, what sets the show apart from others is its strong, emotional content. 

In season one we find Rue, a high schooler who just finished a stint in rehab, who toys with the idea of a friendship and flirtation with Jules, a town newbie who is taken advantage of by an older man and threatened by his son. The pair part ways but do make their way back to one another at some point; it's a bit unclear how things will be for the two of them next season. 

These ladies aren't the only characters struggling with demons; Nate uncovers highly explicit sexual material from his father, which ultimately affects his relationships with other characters throughout the show. Maddy is abused by a boyfriend; Cassie is in an abusive relationship (and had a complicated relationship with her father), and Kat becomes a seductive cam girl. 

All in all, Zendaya was right—this story won't be easy to tell. According to Digital Spy, we can expect two new male characters in their late teens to join the show, so it's likely they'll affect the current dynamic in some way. 

We'll be sure to fill you in as we learn more!

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.