If you're a fan of HBO's hit show, Euphoria, you know better than most that patience is certainly a virtue. It's been over a year since the show's first season dropped and thanks to the impacts of a global pandemic, the release of the heavily anticipated season 2 is nowhere in sight. Thankfully, there's some positive news for us to hold on to, with the news that two new episodes will be arriving to the streaming platform in December.
Taking to Instagram, Euphoria's leading lady, Zendaya, shared the announcement with fans, revealing that there would be two special episodes released to bridge the gap between season 1 and 2.
"We really missed them. Two special Euphoria episodes coming soon. First one December 6th on @hbo," wrote the actress.
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The first bonus episode, titled "Trouble Don't Last Always" will follow a different storyline to the main series, coinciding with the holiday season – following Rue (Zendaya) as she celebrates Christmas with her mum (Nika King) and younger sister, Gia (Storm Reid). The episode will also feature Colman Domingo reprising his role as Ali and presumably, Hunter Schafer as Jules. Now, we have our first look at the bonus episode; the first trailer featuring Rue post-relapse after being left by Jules at the train station.
Watch the trailer below.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in August, Zendaya hinted at the possibility of two bonus episodes being released before the premiere of season 2 – on the premise of a COVID-safe environment, of course.
“We might end up doing a little bridge episode,” Zendaya revealed to the late-night talk-show host. “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… so we have something to live on until we are able to go into Season 2.”
Zendaya made history last month, after becoming the youngest actress to ever win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Rue.
"Still don’t really have any words....feeling so much love right now, thank you," wrote the actress.
The first of Euphoria's new episodes will HBO and HBO Max on December 6.