Euphoria (American TV series)

2019 American teen drama television series

Euphoria is an American teen drama television series created by Sam Levinson. It is based on the Israeli miniseries of the same name created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levi.[4][5] Euphoria tells about a group of high school students about their experiences of sex, drugs, friendship, love, identity, and trauma.[6] The series stars Zendaya. It was premiered on HBO on June 16, 2019.[7][8] In July 2019, the series was continued for a second season.

GenreTeen drama
Created bySam Levinson
Based on
Written bySam Levinson
Narrated byZendaya
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Sam Levinson
  • Drake
  • Future the Prince
  • Lauren Santos
  • Ron Leshem
  • Daphna Levin
  • Tmira Yardeni
  • Ravi Nandan
  • Kevin Turen
  • Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein
  • Mirit Toovi
  • Yoram Mokadi
  • Gary Lennon
  • Marcell Rév
  • Drew Daniels
  • Adam Newport-Berra
  • André Chemetoff
  • Julio Perez IV
  • Harry Yoon
  • Laura Zempel
Running time59-61 minutes
Production companies
  • A24
  • The Reasonable Bunch
  • Little Lamb
  • DreamCrew
  • Tedy Productions
Original release
ReleaseJune 16, 2019 (2019-06-16) –
present (present)

Premise change

Euphoria follows teenagers in the fictional town of East Highland, California, who seek hope while balancing the strains of love, loss, and addiction. Topics such as child abuse, drug abuse, toxic relationships, toxic positivity, hookup culture, mental illness, codependency, infidelity, relapsing, repressed homosexuality, sobriety, human trafficking, domestic violence, rape, toxic masculinity, drug dealing, dating violence, and grief are explored.

Cast and characters change

  • Zendaya as Ruby ''Rue'' Bennett, a teenage drug addict who is fresh out of rehab and struggling to find her place in the world. She serves as the show's narrator.
  • Maude Apatow as Alexandra ''Lexi'' Howard, Rue's childhood best friend and Cassie's younger sister.
  • Angus Cloud as Fezco ''Fez'' O'Neill, a local drug dealer with a close relationship to Rue.
  • Eric Dane as Cal Jacobs, Nate's strict, demanding father with a dangerous double life.
  • Alexa Demie as Madeleine ''Maddy'' Perez, a popular student and Nate's on-and-off girlfriend.
  • Jacob Elordi as Nathaniel ''Nate'' Jacobs, a high school athlete, and Maddy's on-and-off abusive boyfriend, whose anger issues mask his sexual insecurities.
  • Barbie Ferreira as Katherine ''Kat'' Hernandez, (seasons 1–2), a girl fighting for body positivity while exploring her sexuality.
  • Nika King as Leslie Bennett, Rue and Gia's mother.
  • Storm Reid as Georgia ''Gia'' Bennett, Rue's younger sister.
  • Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn, a transgender girl who enters a turbulent relationship with Rue after moving to East Highland.
  • Algee Smith as Christopher ''Chris'' McKay (season 1; guest season 2), a young football player and Cassie's ex-boyfriend who has difficulties adjusting to college.
  • Sydney Sweeney as Cassandra ''Cassie'' Howard, Lexi's older sister and McKay's ex-girlfriend with an infamous sexual history that continues to haunt her.
  • Colman Domingo as Ali Muhammed (b. Martin) ("Trouble Don't Last Always"; recurring seasons 1–2), a man in recovery from drug addiction who often speaks at Rue's Narcotics Anonymous meetings and eventually becomes her sponsor.
  • Javon "Wanna" Walton as Ashtray O'Neill (season 2; recurring season 1), Fez's unofficially adopted "little brother" and a drug dealer.
  • Austin Abrams as Ethan Daley (season 2; recurring season 1), Kat's love interest.
  • Dominic Fike as Elliot (season 2–present), a new "friend" of Rue's, who comes between her and Jules.

References change

  1. Romero, Ariana (June 4, 2019). "Euphoria Review: The Night Is Dark & Full Of Terrors (& Teens)". Refinery29. Retrieved April 25, 2020. It's impossible to imagine the parents who may flock to Big Little Lies surviving an episode of the pure Gen-Z tragedy that is Euphoria.
  2. San Vincete, Romeo (September 24, 2019). "Euphoria Gets Second Season, Twenty Years of Merrily We Roll Along". Hotspots Magazine. Retrieved April 25, 2020. And now there'll be a season two – thank goodness, because all its story lines ended in cliffhangers – so when we gather up our courage to dive back into the relentlessly grim teenage tragedy, it'll probably already be waiting for us.
  3. Verma, Shikhar (August 28, 2019). "THE 13 BEST HOTSTAR TV SHOWS THAT ARE WORTH YOUR TIME". High on Films. Retrieved April 25, 2020. While being compared with 13 reasons why for the obvious reasons, 'Euphoria' comes out as a much self-aware tragedy that makes the best use of the pop-culture influences.
  4. "Euphoria – TV Productions". Tedy Productions. Archived from the original on June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  5. Dwilson, Stephanie Dube (August 4, 2019). "Israeli 'Euphoria' vs HBO 'Euphoria': Comparisons & Videos". Archived from the original on August 4, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  6. Andreeva, Nellie (July 30, 2018). "'Euphoria' Pilot Starring Zendaya Picked Up To Series By HBO, Drake & Future the Prince Join As Executive Producers". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  7. "HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview – Fall 2018". The Futon Critic. October 4, 2018. Archived from the original on June 13, 2020. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  8. "Zendaya's HBO Drama Euphoria to Premiere in June — Watch Teaser". TVLine. April 11, 2019. Archived from the original on April 12, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2019.

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