IMDb rating: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 79%Watch full episodes now
The trailer for Season 2 of Euphoria hit over 1 million views on YouTube within 12 hours when it dropped at the end of November. The groundbreaking, controversial hit series stars Zendaya as teenage addict Rue, trying to find hope while balancing the pressures of love and loss amid the intertwining lives of the town of East Highland.
In 2020, Zendaya (The Greatest Showman, Spider-Man: Far from Home) became the youngest ever actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the role, which also earned her the 2019 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Drama TV Star and a 2020 Black Reel Award, among other accolades.
Euphoria has an 8.4/10 rating on IMDb and a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, having won 2020 Emmys for Original Music & Lyrics and for Contemporary Makeup. The two-part special bridging the pandemic-enforced gap between seasons was nominated for a Peabody Award and three 2021 Emmys, for Cinematography, Make-up and Costume.
Once again helmed by series creator Sam Levinson, the eight-episode second season’s cast includes trans superstar and GALECA Dorian Award nominee Hunter Schafer as Jules, along with a who’s-who of rising young stars including SAG Award nominee Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus, The Handmaid’s Tale), Black Reel Award nominee Algee Smith (The Hate U Give, Judas and the Black Messiah), and BET and Teen Choice Award nominee Storm Reid (The Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in Time), and Austin Abrams (This Is Us, Paper Towns), as well as People’s Choice Award nominee Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy).