Euphoria | Season 1 | Starts Monday, June 17 at 9:30pm AEST
Superstar actor and singer Zendaya stars in the dynamic new HBO drama series Euphoria, which follows a group of high-school students as they navigate a mine field of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship, streaming on Foxtel Now and screening on FOX SHOWCASE on Mondays from June 17.
Based on the groundbreaking Israeli series of the same name, Euphoria is a provocative, authentic and unforgettable eight-part drama that puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative.
The series takes an up-close-and-personal look at what it’s like to be a young person today, in a story that’s equal parts shocking and empathetic.
Serving as a guide through the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life is 17-year-old Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who’s struggling to stay clean and make sense of her future.
Her life is changed drastically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a trans girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and, like Rue, is searching for where she belongs.
Also in Rue’s orbit are classmates Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), a jock whose anger issues mask sexual insecurities; Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie), Nate’s on-and-off-again girlfriend; Chris McKay (Algee Smith), a football star who finds the adjustment from high school to college harder than expected; Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney), a sweet girl whose sexual history continues to dog her; Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow), Cassie’s younger sister and Rue’s level-headed childhood friend; and Kat Hernandez (Barbie Ferreira), a body-conscious teen exploring her sexuality.
Creator/writer Sam Levinson directed five of Euphoria’s episodes. In addition to Levinson, EPs include Drake and Future the Prince. Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, who created the Israeli series on which Euphoria is based, also serve as executive producers.
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