Zendaya Talks 'Euphoria' Season 2: 'It's Going to Be Devastating'

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If you thought Euphoria season 1 was intense, just wait until you see season 2.

Actress Zendaya recently spoke with Teen Vogue about the show and admitted that season 2 might be hard to watch. She explained,

“I think this season’s not going to be easy, though. It’s not going to be a fun watch, I don’t think. Sometimes.”

The cast is currently filming the second season and is, according to Zendaya, in “the thick of it.” They’re apparently working long days and nights in an attempt to make sure they do right by the characters — and by the fans.

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She explained,

“It’s very personal to, not only ourselves and all the people who work on it, but also to other people who have been able to relate so deeply to the characters or see their experiences being reflected through Rue. So we take that very seriously.”

She continued,

“And it’s definitely challenging, it’s a challenging season. 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 because I think she represents a lot for so many people. And I hope to make those people proud with our depictions of Rue [and] where all the characters go.”

The Euphoria cast and crew reportedly started filming season 2 around March/April. They haven’t announced a premiere date yet but Zendaya shared a short teaser video on Instagram in June and wrote,

“See you soon :)”

Euphoria season 1 originally premiered in June 2019. When the production of the second season was derailed by the pandemic, they put together two special episodes — one for Rue and one for Jules — that aired December 2020 and January 2021 respectively.

Season 2 is expected to come out by the end of 2021.

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