When is 'Euphoria' season 2 coming out? A brand-new trailer has the answer

Drugs, dancing, drama and more await in 'Euphoria' season 2—and here's when it all drops

Hunter Schafer, Zendaya HBO Euphoria Season 1 - Episode 4
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If you've been repeatedly asking, "When is Euphoria season 2 coming out?" we finally have an answer for you. 

A brand-new trailer of the HBO series has dropped, revealing more than just charming clips of Emmy-winner star Zendaya singing along to Frank Sinatra's "Call Me Irresponsible." It also showed quick clips of your favorite characters, possible plot points and even a few newcomers to the show's sophomore season. 

In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, Zendaya admitted that Euphoria season 2 won't be for the faint of heart, even going 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," the actress revealed to the publication.

Where did the characters leave off and when can we expect Euphoria season 2 to drop? Here's what to know. 


When is 'Euphoria' season 2 coming out? 

Thanks to a brand-new teaser, we can finally mark the official release date down on our calendars: Euphoria season 2 will return to screens on Sunday, January 9, 2022. 

The second season will feature eight hour-long episodes and will be available to view on both HBO and HBO Max. Subscriptions are $9.99 per month, but if you'd like to opt for a commercial-free experience, the cost is $14.99 per month.

You can catch up with the debut season on the streaming platform. If you're still on the fence about subscribing, you can catch Euphoria's pilot episode online for free to help you decide! (We think all signs will point to "yes".) 

Watch the 'Euphoria' season 2 teaser:

See the brand-new 'Euphoria' season 2 trailer:

If you thought things were intense during the first teaser, you haven't seen anything yet. 

This more in-depth look at the sophomore installment gives a greater picture at Rue's life: working on her addiction in meetings, struggling with her family and, most notably, her attraction to Jules. 

"When I first met her, I was just immediately in love," Rue says at the beginning of the trailer. "As soon as I saw her, I was just immediately afraid to lose her."

There's plenty to unpack: have a look below and decide for yourself what you think these clues mean for the season 2 plot. 

Who will be in the 'Euphoria' season 2 cast?

Along with several reported new cast members, including Minka Kelly, Dominic Fike, and Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr., the cast for Euphoria season 2 will feature: 

  • Zendaya
  • Hunter Schafer
  • Nika King
  • Jacob Elordi
  • Eric Dane
  • Sydney Sweeney
  • Angus Cloud
  • Algee Smith 
  • Alexa Demie
  • Barbie Ferreira
  • Storm Reid
  • Maude Apatow
  • Javon Walton
  • Austin Abram

What is 'Euphoria' season 2 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. 

The logline for season 2 reads: "Amidst the intertwining lives in the town of East Highland, 17-year-old Rue (Zendaya) must find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss and addiction."

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. 

Raise your hand if you're ready for January 9! Rue, we'll see you soon.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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