Euphoria, an American teen drama, has become a cultural phenomenon as well as a rating success. Season 2 of HBO’s remake of Sam Levinson’s Israeli miniseries premiered on January 9. The scandalous and visually sensational Sam Levinson series will return for a third season, allowing fans to chase the same high they experienced after Season 2.
The Emmy-winning high school drama was a foregone conclusion for a junior year renewal. Along with the addictive amount of social media traction and buzz it generates on a weekly basis, the first three installments of Season 2 have nearly doubled in per-episode viewership when compared to its freshman season.
According to Variety, to date, the premiere episode of Season 2 on January 9 has received 13.1 million total viewers across HBO and HBO Max. That is nearly a 100 percent increase from the 6.6 million average audience size attracted by Season 1 episodes during their summer 2019 runtime. Furthermore, the Season 2 premiere was the most social premium cable episode since the season finale of “Game of Thrones” in May 2019.
“Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of ‘Euphoria’ have taken Season 2 to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart,” announced Francesca Orsi, executive vice president, HBO Programming, in a statement. “We couldn’t be more honored to work with this gifted, wildly talented team or more excited to continue our journey with them into Season 3.“
The series follows Rue (Zendaya), a 17-year-old drug addict who must find hope and survive while balancing the pressures and confusions of love and loss in the town of East Highland. Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Colman Domingo, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, Storm Reid, Austin Abrams, Algee Smith, and Chloe Cherry also appear in Season 2.
“Euphoria,” based on Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin’s Israeli miniseries of the same name, was created, written, directed, and executive produced by Levinson in collaboration with A24. “Euphoria” is executive produced by Leshem and Levin, as well as Levinson, Kevin Turen, Ravi Nandan, Drake, Adel “Future” Nur, Will Greenfield, Ashley Levinson, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, and Zendaya.
“Euphoria’s” Season 2 finale airs on February 27. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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