Euphoria (TV series)

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Created bySam Levinson
Based on
  • Ron Leshem
  • Daphna Levin
  • Tmira Yardeni
Written bySam Levinson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes(list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
Original networkHBO
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Euphoria is an upcoming American teen drama television series created by Sam Levinson, based on the Israeli series of the same name created by Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, and Tmira Yardeni, that is set to premiere on HBO on June 16, 2019.[1][2]


Euphoria follows "a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship."[3]

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Zendaya as Rue Bennett, a 17-year-old recovering drug addict struggling to find her place in the world.
  • Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn, a trans girl who quickly befriends Rue after moving to town.
  • Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs, a high school athlete with anger issues.
  • Algee Smith as Chris McKay, a young football player who is having difficulties adjusting to college.
  • Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez, Nate's on-again and off-again girlfriend.
  • Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard, Rue's sensible childhood friend and Cassie's younger sister.
  • Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard, Lexi's older sister with an infamous sexual past.
  • Barbie Ferreira as Katherine "Kat" Hernandez, a body conscious teen exploring her sexuality.
  • Angus Cloud as Fezco, a local drug dealer with a close relationship to Rue.
  • Storm Reid as Gia Bennett, Rue's 14-year-old younger sister.
  • Nika King as Leslie Bennett, Rue and Gia's mother.
  • Eric Dane as Cal Jacobs, Nate's father who is hiding secrets from his family.



No.Title [4]Directed by [4]Written by [4]Original air date [4]U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"Augustine FrizzellSam LevinsonJune 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)TBD
2"Stuntin' Like My Daddy"Sam LevinsonSam LevinsonJune 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)TBD
3"Made You Look"Sam LevinsonSam LevinsonJune 30, 2019 (2019-06-30)TBD
4"Shook One Pt. II"Sam LevinsonSam LevinsonJuly 7, 2019 (2019-07-07)TBD
5"'03 Bonnie and Clyde"Jennifer MorrisonSam LevinsonJuly 14, 2019 (2019-07-14)TBD
6"The Next Episode"Pippa BiancoSam LevinsonJuly 21, 2019 (2019-07-21)TBD



On June 1, 2017, it was announced that HBO was developing an adaptation of the 2012 Israeli television series Euphoria created by Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, and Tmira Yardeni. The production was expected to be written by Sam Levinson who was also set to executive produce alongside Leshem, Levin, Yardeni, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi, and Gary Lennon.[5]

On March 13, 2018, HBO Programming President Casey Bloys announced at the INTV conference in Jerusalem that the network had given the production a pilot order. It was further announced that A24 Television would serve as a production company for the pilot.[6]

On March 27, 2018, it was announced that Augustine Frizzell would direct the pilot episode and serve as co-executive producer.[7] On July 30, 2018, it was announced that HBO had given the production a series order. It was further announced that every episode of the series will be written by Levinson, additional executive producers are to include Drake, Future the Prince, Ravi Nandan, and Kevin Turen, and that production companies involved with the production are slated to include A24 Television.[3]


On June 5, 2018, it was announced that the pilot would star Zendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Hunter Schafer, and Sydney Sweeney.[8] On October 31, 2018, it was reported that Algee Smith had been cast to replace Brian "Astro" Bradley in the series regular role of McKay, which Bradley had played in the pilot episode. It was further reported that Austin Abrams had also been cast in the series.[9]


  1. ^ "HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Fall 2018". The Futon Critic. October 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Zendaya's HBO Drama Euphoria to Premiere in June — Watch Teaser". TVLine. April 11, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (July 30, 2018). "'Euphoria' Pilot Starring Zendaya Picked Up To Series By HBO, Drake & Future the Prince Join As Executive Producers". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "HBO Drama Series "Euphoria," Starring Zendaya, Debuts June 16". The Futon Critic. May 17, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 1, 2017). "'Euphoria' Provocative Teen Drama Based On Israeli Format In Works At HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  6. ^ White, Peter (March 13, 2018). "HBO Hands 'Kids'-Meets-'Trainspotting' Teen Drama 'Euphoria' Pilot Order Based On Israeli Thriller". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  7. ^ White, Peter (March 27, 2018). "'Never Goin' Back' Director Augustine Frizzell To Direct HBO's Teen Drama Pilot 'Euphoria'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Hipes, Patrick (June 5, 2018). "Zendaya To Topline HBO's Drama Pilot 'Euphoria'; Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Astro & Eric Dane Co-Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (October 31, 2018). "'Euphoria': Algee Smith & Austin Abrams Cast In HBO Teen Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 31, 2018.

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