What You Need to Know About “Euphoria” Season 2

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Lovers of “Euphoria” have been starved for another season since 2019, and it seems that it is finally happening. Except for the two-episode holiday special that was released in early 2021, there have been no updates on the original storyline presented in Season One, and especially the plot twist at the end. Yet there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

It is scheduled to premiere on HBO on Jan. 9, 2022, which is a lot closer than many have been anticipating due to COVID-19 slowing down productions for projects. Beloved star Zendaya dropped a trailer for it on Twitter.

For those who have not watched yet, “Euphoria” focuses on Rue, played by Zendaya, and a variety of other high school students played by Alexa Demie, Hunter Schafer, Sydney Sweeney and Barbie Ferreira, among others. Although many of these actors already had a start in Hollywood, the release of “Euphoria” made many viewers fall in love with them.

More specifically, the show centers around the difficulties the high school students are facing while growing up, including substance abuse, mental disorders, love, relationships and more. The writing and acting certainly makes it an intense watch for anyone looking to get into it.

Rumors for the next season say that Rue is back, although it is not going to be an easy season for her, which is expected by many due to her past behaviors. There will also be more in-depth information about Nate Jacobs’ family. Jacob Elordi, who plays Jacobs, told Esquire in a telephone interview published Nov. 30, “There’s a lot more time in his house, with his family.” Jacobs struggles with the power dynamic between him and his abusive father, and projects his issues onto many of the other students in the show.

One thing the last season was highly praised for was the makeup and outfits. The glittery eye and face makeup done throughout the first season created tons of inspiration among teenagers and young adults. Even Alexa Demie’s iconic I.AM.GIA set essentially caused a cultural revolution among college students. The aesthetic of the show, built with different colors, lights and sparkles, is definitely something to be excited for within the next season.

Make sure to tune in on Jan. 9 to see the first episode of the second season of “Euphoria.” Tag us on Instagram, @VALLEYmag, with your favorite looks!

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