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Remember this feeling
— Tagline[src]

Euphoria was renewed for a second season on July 11, 2019 by HBO. Production started in February 2020, only to be postponed due to the circumstances involving COVID-19.

During an interview on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, Sam Levinson confirmed the plan was to start filming the second season in late March of 2021 and start rollout on completed episodes on HBO before the end of December.[1]

The season premiered with "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door" on January 9, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and is available to stream on HBO Max.[2] Like the first season, it consists of eight episodes.

Premise

Zendaya is back in Season 2 of this series that follows a group of teenagers as they navigate an unstable world.

Episodes

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2.01 | January 9, 2022
Rue and Jules cross paths for the first time since Christmas as East Highland rings in the new year.

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2.02 | January 16, 2022
As the semester kicks off, Jules questions Rue and Elliot's new friendship. While Cal hunts for answers, Nate makes a tough decision. The lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur as Kat ponders her relationship, and Maddy contemplates the decision to end hers.

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2.03 | January 23, 2022
Rue pursues a new business venture as she helps forge a friendship between Jules and Elliot. Cassie settles into a routine, while Lexi pours herself into mounting a school play. Maddy considers getting back together with Nate, and Cal finds a target.

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2.04 | January 30, 2022
At Maddy's birthday party, relationships are celebrated and questioned. Meanwhile, Jules turns to Elliot for advice and Cal takes a trip down memory lane.

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2.05 | February 6, 2022
Fate has a way of catching up with those who try to outrun it.

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2.06 | February 13, 2022
As relationships with mothers are tested, Rue tries to recover. Meanwhile, Lexi questions the possible backlash from her play, and Nate celebrates his newfound freedom.

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2.07 | February 20, 2022
Art imitates life as the East Highland crew watches their complicated dynamics reflected in Lexi's long-awaited play. Meanwhile, Fezco gets ready to attend.

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2.08 | February 27, 2022
As the show goes on, fragments of memories collide with the present and future.

Credits

Cast

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring



Crew

Directed By

Written By

  • Sam Levinson
    (7 episodes)

Created By

  • Sam Levinson
    (7 episodes)

Created, Written and Directed by

Executive Producers

Producers

Co-Producers

Directors of Photography

Production Designer

Edited By

Music Composed By

Casting By

NY Casting By

Choreography By

Unit Production Manager

  • Will Greenfield
    (8 episodes)

First Assistant Directors

Second Assistant Directors

Costume Designers

Supervising Editor

  • Julio C. Perez IV
    (4 episodes)

Associate Producer

Music Supervisors

Sound Designer

Consultants


Production

Sometime between February and March 2021, there was a casting call posted on the website Backstage. Filming was scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2020, with the first table read on March 11, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Production of Season 2 began in March 2021, with filming following from April to November 25, 2021[3]. Filming took place at Ulysses S. Grant High School, Alta Dena Dairy, Bowlium Lanes[4] in Montclair, CA., Favorite Liquor[5] in Burbank, CA., and Odd Ball Cabaret[6][7] in North Hills, CA.

Trivia

  • The entire season was filmed in the 35mm format on Kodak Ektachrome, thanks to Kodak converting parts of its factory to make it possible. According to director of photography Marcell Rév, "Season 1 was very in the moment, and had a present feel to it. Season 2 feels like some sort of memory of high school. Emotionally—the [Ektachrome] film felt like the right choice."[8]
  • This season takes place between December 31, 2018 and February 2019.
  • HBO Max had so much activity from fans on the season premiere night that it caused HBO Max to crash.[9]
  • The season premiere night tallied more than 2.4 million viewers across HBO’s platforms, marking the strongest digital premiere night performance for any episode of an HBO series.[10]
  • The second season premiere scored more than nine times higher than its first season premiere in digital viewing, which came in June 2019 via HBO Go and HBO Now.[11]
  • According to Eliana Victoria Alcouloumre, Season 2 filmed for 150 days and filming officially ended on November 25, 2021. 150 days before then was June 28, 2021, which could possibly be the first week of filming.
  • According to the mass casting call held, shooting would have potentially began late March and carried onto December and introduced brand new characters.
  • Just days into preparing episodes for its second season, Euphoria was among the many shows where production was halted in March as a safety precaution.[12]
  • For the second season they had already done table reads, wardrobe fittings and all kinds of things, before they got shut down, two days before they were about to start the first day of shooting.[12]
  • According to the website Backstage, filming on the season began on April 5, 2021 in Los Angeles.[13]
  • This season continues the theme of naming episodes after songs, but is not strict to it, such as with the title for episode 3.
  • According Google Trends, Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer, Alexa Demie, and Dominic Fike are the top searched Euphoria cast members in the United States.[14]
  • Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, The Theater and Its Double, and A Thousand Little Trees of Blood are the top three most-tweeted episodes.[15]
  • Fezco, Rue Bennett, and Nate Jacobs are the characters that have received the most tweets this season.[15]
  • There were 270K Tweets about Twitter’s favorite slow-burn endgame couple, Lexi and Fezco.[15]

Soundtrack

Song Artist Album Scene
Call Me Irresponsible Labrinth & Bobby Darin The teaser for Season 2.
Skeletons (Lexi Needed a Break) Labrinth Euphoria Season 2 Official Score (From the HBO Original Series) Ending of the Season 2 trailer.
ICE (We Should Do Drugs) Labrinth Euphoria Season 2 Official Score (From the HBO Original Series) Fezco and Maddy's teaser trailers.
Washing Off The Blood Labrinth Euphoria Season 2 Official Score (From the HBO Original Series) Nate's teaser trailers.
Nate Growing Up Labrinth Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series) Nate buys beer at the gas station and spots Cassie sitting outside in "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door".
The Lake Labrinth Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series) Multiple scenes in "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door".
When Things Come to an End (tentative title) Labrinth The camera flashes a spotlight on the characters; Rue and Jules get into a relationship in "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door".
Auld Lang Syne Labrinth End credits of "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door".
Going to the Hospital (tentative title) Labrinth Maddy drives Nate to the hospital; Maddy and Cassie run beside Nate's hospital bed in "Out of Touch".
Live or Die (Euphoria Version) (tentative title) Labrinth Nate dreams of starting a family with Cassie in "Out of Touch".
First Day of School (tentative title) Labrinth Jules standing in the school hallway in "Out of Touch".
When You Are Near Me (Interlude) (tentative title) Labrinth Cal and Cassie in the swimming pool; Cal "dies" in "Out of Touch".
Cassie's Feelings (tentative title) Labrinth Unknown scene in "Out of Touch".
Lexi's Feelings (tentative title) Labrinth Unknown scene in "Out of Touch".
Fun At The Alley Labrinth Euphoria Season 2 Official Score (From the HBO Original Series) Jules, Maddy, Kat and Ethan at the bowling alley; the girls taking pictures on the bowling lanes in "Out of Touch".
Yeh I Fuckin' Did It Labrinth Euphoria Season 2 (An HBO Original Series Soundtrack) Cal asks Nate where the disk of Cal and Jules is; End credits of "Out of Touch".
No Intentions of Staying Clean (tentative title) Labrinth Rue and Elliot give a slideshow of how no one knows that Rue is still doing drugs in "Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys".
Lexi and her Family Drama (tentative title) Labrinth Lexi's family argues at the dinner table in "Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys".
I'm Tired Labrinth Euphoria Season 2 Official Score (From the HBO Original Series) The Gospel singer sings at the church service as Rue hugs him and her father in "You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can".
See You Assholes Later Labrinth Euphoria Season 2 Official Score (From the HBO Original Series) A picture of Rue and Jules falls from Jules' wall; Elliot stands in the church; Jules and Elliot hook up; Ending scene in "You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can".
Rue's I'm Tired Zendaya Euphoria Season 2 Official Score (From the HBO Original Series) 3-year-old Rue in the bathtub in "Stand Still Like the Hummingbird".
A Way to Escape (tentative title) Labrinth Rue trying to find a way out of Laurie's apartment in "Stand Still Like the Hummingbird".
All For Us Labrinth Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series) Rue on the phone with Ali; Opening title card in "A Thousand Little Trees of Blood".
Things Don't Feel Good (tentative title) Labrinth N/A
Dracula (Nate Sees Cassie) Labrinth Euphoria Season 2 Official Score (From the HBO Original Series) Multiple teasers for the remaining Season 2 episodes.
Outside the Closet (tentative title) Labrinth N/A
The Effective Decision (tentative title) Labrinth N/A
So Alone (tentative title) Labrinth N/A
Elliot's Song Dominic Fike & Zendaya Euphoria Season 2 Official Score (From the HBO Original Series) Rue and Elliot make up; Elliot sings for Rue.
When Things Come to an End (tentative title) Labrinth The shootout between the SWAT Team and Ashtray; Fezco pleads with SWAT not to shoot and Ashtray to come out of the bathroom; Ashtray pretends to be dead, shoots a SWAT member and is shot dead.

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