HBO also shared a new teaser for the acclaimed Sam Levinson-created series, starring Zendaya. And while it has indeed been more than two years since the first season ended, fans were generously given a pair of “bridge episodes” back in December 2020 and January of this year, respectively. The first, titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” focused on Zendaya’s character Rue while the second—co-written by Hunter Schafer—focused on Schafer’s character Jules.
At the 2020 edition of the Primetime Emmys, Zendaya took home the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award for her performance as Rue, becoming the youngest to ever receive the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honor.
In addition to Tuesday’s premiere date unveiling, HBO also shared a new teaser. Catch that above. Euphoria returns Jan. 9.
Earlier this year, Zendaya and Levinson linked up for the black-and-white drama Malcolm & Marie, co-starring John David Washington. Amid promo for the film, now available on Netflix, Zendaya—who will next be seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home—revealed that Levinson had initially pitched her on a “meta-Disney” horror project.
“He’s like, ‘What if we did something almost like a horror movie where you’ve lost it because you still think you’re on K.C. Undercover?’” she told GQ of the idea back in January.