Star Hunter Schafer co-wrote the episode, premiering January 24, with collection creator Sam Levinson.
One other particular version of “Euphoria” is arriving early on HBO Max (January 22) forward of an official airing on HBO January 24. This time round, the particular episode facilities solely on the character Jules (Hunter Schafer), final seen bidding Rue (Zendaya) farewell at a practice station within the Season 1 finale. Watch the trailer for the episode, titled “F–ok Anybody Who’s Not a Sea Blob,” under. The episode, like December’s hour-long particular centered on Zendaya’s character within the aftermath of her relapse, will even happen over the Christmas vacation, with Jules reflecting on her 12 months.
The brand new “Euphoria” episode is coming after the present’s robust displaying on the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards, the place the Sam Levinson-created highschool drama took residence three of the night time’s prizes. The collection’ greatest Emmy win was for Excellent Lead Actress in a Drama Sequence, which made Zendaya the class’s youngest winner in historical past. “Euphoria” additionally received Emmys for Excellent Up to date Make-up and Excellent Unique Music and Lyrics.
The bonafide second season of the HBO hit hasn’t begun filming but, as surging COVID-19 continues to maintain productions on maintain. Levinson and the forged have been initially on the brink of start filming Season 2 again in March simply earlier than the Hollywood shutdown. The present’s eight-episode first season wrapped its run over a 12 months in the past on August 4, 2019.
“F–ok Anybody Who’s Not a Sea Blob,” like final month’s extensively acclaimed installment, serves as a bridge between the 2 seasons to carry followers over. IndieWire’s Ben Travers had high praise for the primary particular, writing:
Its ninth episode is an abrupt change of tempo. “Bother Don’t Final All the time” — aka, Particular Episode “Half 1, Rue” — is basically a two-hander between Zendaya’s lead character and her sponsor, Ali, performed by Colman Domingo. After a gap fantasy displaying what may have been if Rue and Jules (Hunter Schafer) had truly run away collectively within the Season 1 finale (as an alternative of Rue fleeing residence to relapse via music video), the particular episode spends its whole time in a diner pulled straight from an Edward Hopper painting… The 2 wade by means of self-pity, self-blame, self-hatred, and many tougher matters, and it’s a credit score to writer-director Sam Levinson that the dialog progresses with substance.
Sam Levinson was additionally busy throughout quarantine placing collectively his new characteristic “Malcolm and Marie,” which he wrote and directed with Zendaya and John David Washington starring. The black-and-white chamber drama drops on Netflix February 5.