Zendaya took to her social media to announce 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 just 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”.
Spoiler Alert!! 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.”
Special Episode For Fans
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 Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO and HBO Max.