HBO’s Euphoria, starring history-making Emmy winner Zendaya, will not be back until 2022 at the latest. But fans can expect a surprise this year.
Casey Bloys told Deadline that the second season of Euphoria is aiming for an early 2021 production start date. The production date had to move because of the coronavirus, which shuttered most of Hollywood during the early part of 2020. Originally, March was intended to be the second season production start date. But now, with the series set to begin filming next year, it could be 2022 before season two ever airs.
However, Bloys said that HBO is working on a “special COVID episode” of the series to give fans relief from the potential two-year wait. Zendaya had also given fans a hint about the existence of the special episode in August on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, calling it “a little bridge episode.”
“I don’t really know how to describe it,” she said, “but [it’s] an episode that we can do with a limited amount of people in a safer environment so we have something to live on until we are able to go into Season 2.”
In an interview with ET Online, Zendaya went into detail further, “All I can really say is that season 2 won’t happen for a while, but we do have a couple bridge episodes that we’re shooting currently that aren’t really part of season 1 or season 2 but kind of give people a little something different with Euphoria to hold us over a little bit until we’re able to do a full season 2,” she said. “But I’m very happy with the work that we’re doing so far, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it, really.”
Zendaya’s role on the show earned her an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, making her the youngest actress ever to win the prize. As reported by IndieWire, the series’ Emmy wins in multiple categories has made it HBO’s biggest award winner yet.