Attention! The wait for more Euphoria is (somewhat) over!
On Monday, Emmy-winning series star Zendaya unraveled the news on social media that the HBO series is getting two special episodes, with the first one airing Dec. 6. “We really missed them,” she wrote, captioning an cryptic photo of her character Rue’s reflection in an eye.
Now, if you haven’t watched season 1 I suggest you stop reading, as I will be diving into some season 1 spoilers…you’ve been warned!
The new episodes will pick from where the season 1 finale left off. After being left by Jules (Hunter Schafer) at the train station and relapsing, the special episode follows Rue as she celebrates Christmas. Written and directed by series creator Sam Levinson, the episode titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always” also stars Colman Domingo, reprising his role as recovering addict Ali from season 1. The title and date of the second episode are forthcoming, and both special episodes were produced under COVID-19 guidelines.
Earlier in August, Zendaya hinted at a potential “bridge episode” during a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live stating, “We’re trying to figure out how to eventually be able to create a season 2 that we’re all really proud of and get all the best out of it that we want but also still being very safe,” she said. “So, we might end up doing a little bridge episode. I don’t really know how to describe it, but an episode that we can do with a limited amount of people in a safer environment that can, I don’t know, give people something.”
Now, the time has finally arrived! So, remember to tune into Euphoria’s season 2 premiere on Dec. 6 on HBO at 9 p.m. ET/PT, or to stream it on HBO Max.