HBO has unveiled the official trailer for Euphoria, an upcoming teen drama series led by Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming).
Based on an Israeli series of the same name, Euphoria follows a group of high school students and their ups and what-look-like-extreme downs, touching on drugs, sex and social media. The behind-the-scenes team includes writer Sam Levison (The Wizard of Lies, Assassination Nation) and music artist Drake as executive producer.
It looks like a potentially hard-hitting exploration of the teen experience, the trailer below bringing to mind Gus Van Sant and even Harmony Korine. Although its garnered much attention with shows like Game of Thrones, Westworld and Big Little Lies of late, HBO doesn’t currently have a hit “teen” series. This could be it.
Euphoria, also starring Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney, begins on HBO on June 16.
Official synopsis for Euphoria:
Following a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media, the series will be executive produced by Drake, along with manager Future the Prince. The ensemble cast includes: actor and singer Zendaya, Maude Apatow (Girls), Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects).
Euphoria is an American adaptation of an Israeli show of the same name, and all episodes are written by Sam Levinson (Assassination Nation), who also serves as executive producer. The series will be produced in partnership with A24 (Lady Bird, Random Acts of Flyness, 2 Dope Queens, Pod Save America) and includes executive producers Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi and Gary Lennon. Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, who created the Israeli series, are also set to executive produce.