Good news, my friends! HBO has confirmed that Euphoria season 2 is coming in 2020. And while some may’ve assumed this, some fans (me) have been burned by TV shows before. TV shows whose new seasons don’t come out every year. I’m talking about you, Mindhunter. Goddamn.
Anywho, HBO took to its Twitter to unveil a whole slew of shows headed to the small screen next year. There’s but a flicker of Euphoria in the mashup but we’ll take it. Other new seasons coming to the network include Westworld, The New Pope, Succession, Barry, Bad Education, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and A Black Lady Sketch Show.
Considering the acclaimed show premiered back in June, maybe circle that month. Maybe.
Euphoria season 1 introduced us to 17-year-old Rue (Zendaya), who struggles with drug addiction after an overdose. She meets Jules (Hunter Schafer) who Rue falls in love with. There’s also Nate (Jacob Elordi), who we don’t like very much. I’ll stop there because I want to talk about Rue again, so here’s your official SPOILER ALERT.
If you haven’t watched all of season 1 yet, I’d close this yarn after watching the HBO clip.
Season 1 ended with Rue seemingly relapsing after about three months of sobriety. There are a tonne of theories going around on social media, especially because of the musical number with the choir (see the video below). A popular theory is, as grim as it is, that Rue overdosed and died.
But the show’s creator Sam Levinson shot that theory down pretty fast.
After the season finale, Levinson told The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks “Rue has a big journey ahead of her, and a tough one.
“It’s not something I want to cut short because of who Rue means to me as someone who has battled addiction and come out the other side, and because I think that there’s a lot more to delve into and unpack in terms of the effects of addiction on Rue and on her family and those around her.”
Asked again about Rue, Levinson said: “Yes, Rue is not dead. That I can say for certain.”