Euphoria season two is still a while away, but we have two special episodes to hold us over until then. Following the release of the Rue-centric episode starring Zendaya on 6 Dec. (the episode aired on Sky Atlantic on 7 Dec.), HBO announced that the second episode will air on 24 Jan. and will be all about Jules. The special episode, which is cowritten and co-executive produced by actress Hunter Schafer, will follow Jules over Christmas as she looks back on the previous year. If HBO and Sky Atlantic repeat what they did for the first episode, the second special episode will air simultaneously in the UK very early in the morning on 25 Jan. (like, 2 a.m. early), and then air again later that evening for those who don't want to stay up that late.
Euphoria was supposed to start filming its second season back in March, but production shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We were supposed to go back to work, I believe, on 16 March, and, literally, three or four days before that, they were shut down," Zendaya told Variety. "I was like, 'I was so close.' We did camera tests and hair and makeup tests, and we got to see everybody and we had the sets were built."
In August, Zendaya teased the possibility of a small reunion episode or two to hold viewers over until the cast could safely film again. "I don't really know how to describe it, but an episode that we can do with a limited amount of people in a safer environment that can, I don't know, give people something," she said. We can't wait to see what they have in store when the second episode, titled "F*ck Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob," airs.