The 'Euphoria' Season 2 Trailer Is Finally Out And It Looks Seriously Dark

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*Warning: This article contains spoilers*

Get ready to tune into the new season of HBO's teen drama Euphoria, because season two is on its way.

The first season of the gritty drama, which premiered in June 2019, follows a group of teenagers as they experiment with sex, get wrapped up in the world of social media and struggle with mental health.

Following the release of season one, HBO's executive vice president of programming, Francesca Orsi, said the show 'has built an incredible world with an extraordinary cast led by the supremely talented Zendaya', as reported by Deadline.

Since season one aired Zendaya has received high praise for her portrayal of protagonist Rue Bennett, who suffers with drug addition and her mental health, in the series.

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Photo credit: FilmMagic - Getty Images

The actor even won the award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series’ at the 72nd Emmy Awards in 2020, making her the youngest ever actor to win such an accolade.

'I just want to say there is hope in the young people out there - I know that our TV show doesn't always feel like a great example of that - but there is hope in our young people and I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets, "I see you, I admire you, I thank you",' she said on receiving the award.

Zendaya's ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi who plays villain Nate Jacobs, also starred in the series.

Here’s everything you need to know about Euphoria season two:

When will Euphoria season two be released?

After plans for season two were delayed due to the pandemic, the show aired two special episodes ahead of its release, which showed Bennett in the wake of a relapse.

It has since been revealed that the next season will officially stream on January 9, 2021 - hurrah!

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Photo credit: Michael Kovac - Getty Images

What’s the Euphoria season two plot?

Episode eight ('And Salt the Earth Behind You') of season one ended upsettingly with Bennett’s overdose, after the person she loves – Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer) – leaves her on a train platform.

Season two will pick up from Bennett's relapse. She had previously been sober for three months.

Judging by the recently released trailer, which came out on YouTube on November 23, it looks as though Bennett is about to encounter more upsetting moments and violent altercations.

Police raids are juxtaposed with partying and it appears trauma, once again, is at the core of the show.

Who stars in season two of Euphoria?

Alongside Zendaya, last season’s characters including Bennett’s best friend Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow), confident self-charged Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie) and Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), will star.

New cast members include Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly, who will portray a drug-addicted housewife, along with Indie singer Dominic Fike and rapper Lil Meech.

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Photo credit: Patricia Schlein/Star Max - Getty Images

Is there a Euphoria season two trailer?

Yes and you can watch it in full at the top of this article.

What has Zendaya said about season two?

The Spider-Man actor has said the new season was ‘challenging’ to film in a recent interview with Teen Vogue.

'It's a difficult season, I'm kinda in the middle of it,' she said. 'I had like a 2.30am wrap time last night, we're in the thick of it. But, you know, the show was intense.

'And it's very personal to, not only ourselves and all the people who work on it, but also, to other people who have been able to relate so deeply to the characters or see their experiences being reflected through Rue.'

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