The trailer of the special episodes that we reported to you about before Euphoria has released. It reveals that the story is picking up from where it was left last time with Rue.
The character is played by Zendaya who recently won an Emmy for her performance on the show. (Spoiler Alert!!)When the show premiered its last episode, it ended with Rue leaving Jules at the train station. The storyline of the HBO Original Series, Euphoria, follows the lives of high schoolers who deal with complicated relationships, sex, love, drug abuse, etc.
The show has encouraged the much-needed conversation of high school. The cast includes Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, and Eric Dane. Euphoria garnered immense popularity in 2019 and won multiple awards for best makeup and music. This also enabled Zendaya to become the youngest actress to win the award in Emmys history.
The actress portrays a drug addict who struggles to stay sober. In the last episode of the first season, Rue leaves Jules at the train station after making plans to run away with her. This made her distraught as she started doing a line of cocaine and relapsed.
HBO released the trailer for the special episodes that will be released this month. The trailer sees Rue depressed as she waits in a diner booth. It further shows scenes from the previous finale episode as she changes her decision to not run away with Jules. The feeling of remorse is cut off as the character’s sponsor, Ali calls her name.
“I think that there’s a lot more to delve into”
The character of Ali is played by Colman Domingo, who asks Rue why she called. Rue looks up at her with guilt as the trailer portrays everything the series is. Zendaya’s character struggles with her decision to not go with Jules, with whom she was falling in love. This led her to harm herself as she finds to escape the pain by using drugs.
Rue seems to be asking for help from her sponsor as she is drowning in her own sorrow. Euphoria is a gritty, stylistic show that is filled with as much pain as it is with glitter, and though it sometimes goes off the deep end with its exaggerated moments of teenage drama, it really understands the emotions of its characters; these are characters that teenagers and young adults can actually look at and identify with.
Zendaya’s character battles drug abuse at such a young age and the death of a parent. The second season of the show will not start filming until early 2021. However, the special episode of Euphoria called Rue premieres on December 6.
Zendaya took to her social media to announce back in October, two special episodes of Euphoria are coming to HBO pretty soon. A premiere date for season two of Euphoria has not been revealed, however, Zendaya announced that the series is coming out with two special episodes soon. She tweeted, “We really missed them. Two special Euphoria episodes coming soon. First one December 6th on HBO.”
HBO has also revealed that the episode will be Christmas-themed and features Rue, played by Zendaya, celebrating the holiday season. This comes after the devastating end of season one. The episode is titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always”.
Special Episode For Fans
For fans of the show, let’s take a recap. In the season finale, Rue relapsed after three months of sobriety. The relapse was incorporated in a touching music video to the original song, All For Us.
Some fans were scared that it was actually Rue dying instead of relapse. However, Sam Levinson has clarified that it is not the end of her character. He told an entertainment portal that Rue is not dead.
He gave a little more insight and revealed that the character has a big journey ahead of her. The show creator revealed, “It’s not something I want to cut short because of who Rue means to me as someone who has battled with addiction and come out the other side, and because I think that there’s a lot more to delve into and unpack in terms of the effects of addiction on Rue and on her family and those around her. The possibilities are endless in many ways.”
Rue’s musical relapse came right after Jules (Hunter Schafer) escaped to the city without her and while Maddy (Alexa Demie) might have acquired footage of what Cal (Eric Dane) has been up to. Kat (Barbie Ferreira) and Ethan (Austin Abrams) also finally got together, giving the finale it’s one happy ending.
It is also revealed that the two special episodes will not be a part of season two. The filming for the second installment will begin in 2021. Zendaya revealed on her appearance in Jimmy Kimmel Live that they will go into production on the sophomore season when the coronavirus pandemic forced them into shutting down.
“We had done table reads and wardrobe fittings and all kinds of things, and then obviously everything happened,” she told guest host Ben Platt. “We got shut down, literally two days before we were about to start our first day of shooting.
The Emmy-winning actress had revealed at that time that they are planning a little bridge episode for the fans. The bridge would be filmed with a limited amount of people and it will be a little something to live on till season two.
Euphoria‘s first special episode will air on December 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO and HBO Max.