Euphoria (TV series)
|Written by||Sam Levinson|
|Country of origin||United States|
Euphoria is an upcoming American teen drama television series, 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.
Euphoria follows "a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship."
Cast and characters
- Zendaya as Rue
- Storm Reid as Gia
- Maude Apatow
- Algee Smith as McKay
- Eric Dane
- Alexa Demie
- Jacob Elordi as Nate
- Barbie Ferreira as Katherine
- Nika King
- Hunter Schafer as Jules
- Sydney Sweeney
- Austin Abrams as Ethan
- Lukas Gage as Tyler
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.
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.
On March 27, 2018, it was announced that Augustine Frizzell would direct the pilot episode and serve as co-executive producer. 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.
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. 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.
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