When the HBO hit series, Euphoria, premiered on our screens for the first time, it was immediately obvious that the dark and gritty teenage coming-of-age story was going to go the distance. It makes perfect sense then, that the streaming platform would continue to invest in more teenage fare while we patiently wait for the release of Euphoria's season two. Enter the latest HBO series, Generation (or Genera+ion if you're wanting to get a lil' fancy) – the upcoming Gen Z drama we're placing at the top of our future watchlist.
Backed by Girls star, Lena Dunham, Generation looks to follow a group of high school students as they navigate their sexuality, relationships, and family. Coupled with the overwhelming toxicity of social media pressures, disapproving teachers and ignorant parenting.
From watching the first trailer for the series, each half-hour episode will focus on a different student's experiences and perspectives, as they navigate their current, longing and future intimate relationships. As per the official synopsis, Generation will look at how the student's "exploration of modern sexuality — devices and all — tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love, and the nature of family in their conservative community."
Watch the first trailer for the HBO series, Generation, below.
Notably, the series has been written by 19-year-old Zelda Barnz and her dad, filmmaker Daniel Barnz. "I wanted to see myself and kids my own age represented on TV in a way that felt real, without judgment or nostalgia," shared Zelda in a statement.
"I’m so appreciative of my mentor and soul-sister Lena Dunham for all her support and guidance, and so thankful to HBO Max for making this crazy dream come true."
Confirmed cast members, Nathanya Alexander (Ocean’s Eight), Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger (The Sinner), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Marth Plimpton, Chase Sui Wonders, and Justice Smith will tell Barnz's story.
The first three episodes of Generation will premiere on March 11 on HBO Max.