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HBO's new series 'Euphoria' is a raw and provocative look at teenage life. The show stars Zendaya, who plays a high school student struggling with drugs, sex, and identity. HBO has been criticized for airing such explicit content, but I believe that it is important to showcase the challenges that teenagers face today. The show has already been renewed for a third season, so be sure to check it out!

1. What is HBO 'Euphoria'?

HBO's 'Euphoria' is a new series that stars Zendaya as a high school student struggling with drugs, sex and identity. HBO has been criticized for airing such explicit content, but I believe that it is important to showcase the challenges that teenagers face today. The show has already been renewed for a third season, so be sure to check it out!

Euphoria is an American HBO television series created by Sam Levinson. The show stars Zendaya as Rue Bennett, a teenage recovering drug addict who struggles with relapsing. Other main characters include Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a transgender girl searching for where she belongs; Kat Hernandez (Barbie Ferreira), a body-positive teenager; and Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), a football player whose toxic masculinity masks his insecurities.

The series has been renewed for a third season.

2. The cast of HBO 'Euphoria'

The show stars Zendaya as Rue Bennett, a 17-year-old recovering drug addict who struggles with relapsing. Other main characters include Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a transgender girl searching for where she belongs; Kat Hernandez (Barbie Ferreira), a body-positive teenager; and Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), a football player whose toxic masculinity masks his insecurities.

3. The plot of HBO 'Euphoria'

Rue Bennett (Zendaya) is a 17-year-old recovering drug addict who struggles with relapsing. Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a transgender girl searching for where she belongs; Kat Hernandez (Barbie Ferreira), a body-positive teenager; and Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), a football player whose toxic masculinity masks his insecurities, are also main characters. The series follows all four of them as they try to navigate their way through high school and deal with the various challenges that come with being a teenager.

4. The reception of HBO 'Euphoria'

HBO's 'Euphoria' has been praised for its raw and honest portrayal of teenage life. The show has also been criticized for its explicit content, but many believe that it is important to showcase the challenges that teenagers face today. The series has been renewed for a third season.

5. The future of HBO 'Euphoria'

HBO has renewed 'Euphoria' for the third season, so be sure to check it out! The show continues to be a raw and honest portrayal of teenage life, and it will be interesting to see how the characters continue to grow and develop over time. Euphoria is definitely a series that you won't want to miss!

Casting Call and Audition Tips:

If you're interested in being a part of HBO's 'Euphoria', here are some tips to help you prepare:

- Research the show and familiarize yourself with the characters. This will help you understand the tone of the show and what the producers are looking for.

- Be honest about your own experiences. The show is based on real-life, so the producers are looking for actors who are comfortable sharing their own stories.

- Be prepared to audition for multiple roles. The producers are still casting for the third season, so you may have a better chance of being cast if you're open to playing multiple characters.

HBO's "Euphoria" surpasses "Game of Thrones" As The Network's Second-Most Watched Show.

The HBO show "Euphoria" is now second only to "Game of Thrones" in viewership, having recently surpassed the 2004 ratings.

The Zendaya-starring drama hit a series high with its Season 2 finale episode Sunday when it aired on HBO and HBO Max. Viewership for the "Euphoria" Season 2 premiere in the United States is approaching 19 million people.

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The premiere episode of "Euphoria" Season 2 has drawn 16.3 million HBO subscribers, making it the most-watched season premiere in 18 years for HBO programs other than "Game of Thrones," which attracted an average of 46 million viewers across its eighth and final season in 2019. (When Nielsen updated how it tracked HBO's viewership in 2004, the pay TV channel introduced several streaming services, including HBO Go, HBO Now, and HBO Max, complicating comparisons of average viewership for programs that aired before that year and those that debuted after.)

Here are the average viewership numbers for each season of "Game of Thrones," according to HBO: Season 1 – 9.3 million, Season 2 – 11.6 million, Season 3 – 14.4 million, Season 4 – 19.1 million, Season 5 – 20.2 million, Season 6 - 25.7million, Season 7- 32'8 and finally 46 in 8thseason. These conversions included views from linear content, on-demand, and other platforms now sunset, like HBO go And HBO Now.

HBO calculates viewership by counting its programming to 90 days after premiering across all platforms. HBO will monitor "Euphoria's" growth until it reaches that 90-day mark, when a more accurate apples-to-apples comparison to "GoT" will be available.

"Euphoria" Season 1 averaged 6.6 million viewers during its first 90 days across all platforms.

On Sunday, "Euphoria" was once again the most popular HBO Max program in the United States for the seventh week in a row and the top series in Latin America and Europe for that period.

According to a report by Variety, published on February 1st, the average viewership for "Euphoria" increased by 100% following the release of only four episodes from its second season. The show also hit an all-time high when it aired against Super Bowl LVI on February 13th.

In addition, "Euphoria" is now said to be the most-tweeted-about show in America, with 34 million tweets credited to it.

The second season of "Euphoria" is about teenagers in East Highland who struggle with love, loss, and addiction. The final episode saw several of the season's significant conflicts come to a head--some more violently than others.

Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow// Javon WaltonDominic Fike // Storm Reid and Austin Abrams all-star in the series.

"Euphoria" is directed and executive produced by Sam Levinson and written, produced, filmed, and edited by him. Kevin Turner, Ravi Nandan, Drake, Adel "Future" Nur, Zendaya, Will Greenfield, Ashley Levinson, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Gary Lennon Mirit Toovi Tmira Yardeni Yoram Mokady are among the executive producers.

Maude Apatow, Who Stars In The TV show 'Euphoria,' Responded To Being Labeled A 'nepotism baby.'

"Euphoria" actress Maude Apatow has rejected claims that her career success is due to nepotism, labeling herself a "nepotism baby."

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Apatow, the eldest daughter of director Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann, played high schooler Lexi Howard in HBO's series. (HBO is a Warner Bros. Discovery subsidiary.) In recent years, she has appeared in several other projects after co-starring with her mother in her father's films "Knocked Up" and "This Is 40."

"I try not to let it get to me because I obviously understand that I'm in such a lucky position," Apatow told Net-A-Porter. "A lot of people [in a similar position> have proven themselves over the years, so I've got to keep going and make good work."

She continued: "It's so early in my career, I don't have much to show yet, but hopefully, one day, I'll be really proud of the stuff I've done by myself."

"Dad always reads what I write, but I have to be at a certain point. I'll wait until I'm almost done and then get notes from him. I get annoyed because he'll come up with a better idea, but he's super helpful. So is my mom," she said.

The third season of "Euphoria" is currently in the production process.

 Last season's storyline involving Apatow's Lexi and Fezco [Angus Cloud] became a major subplot, culminating in a cliffhanger finale.

"I'm so scared for them!" Apatow told the publication. "I know nothing yet, but I can't wait to see how it all goes down."

After Winning His First Emmy, Colman Domingo Teased The "Big Swings" That Will Be Taken In Euphoria Season 3.

Colman Domingo just won his first Emmy for his break-out role in Euphoria.

In the HBO/HBO Max series, Sam Levinson plays Ali, a Narcotics Anonymous sponsor for Zendaya's Rue.

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At the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday, he joked about what might be in store for the show's third season. There is no set release date yet, but it is most likely to come out sometime next year.

"Sam Levinson and I had some really deep conversations as of last weekend actually," Colman said. "here he's talking about the arcs of all the characters and what he wants to do to expand that, to actually re-examine at times. It's an organism, and he wants it to keep shifting it in many ways, and I think he's going to take some really big swings actually with Season 3. He's someone who, once there's an expectation of the show, he wants to smash that expectation because he truly is a consummate artist, and he wants to make sure he's telling some really compelling storytelling. And just because we had some successes before with this season, he said, 'Let's not rely on that. Let's move forward. I'm going to go deeper with these characters. I'm going to really peel away the layers of them and just get to the human heart."

Domingo also discussed how it felt to be an Afro-Latino actor winning in his category. He spoke about his father's side of the family, saying, "They're from Belize and Guatemala, and all over Central America, and I feel very proud. I'm sure they're screaming in the streets for me. They're very proud of me being a part of this and representing not only Afro-Latinos but also representing humble people for West Philadelphia as well. You know, working class parents and step-fathers and mothers, so I think I represent so many of them so it feels really, really good."

He spoke about his experience working closely with Zendaya over the past two seasons, revealing a genuine connection that began before they met.

"Zendaya and I have such an interesting history because I met her when she was about five or six years old when I was at the California Shakespeare Theatre," he said. "One day, she was like, 'You know, my mom used to run the box office at California Shakespeare? I used to love this actor who came in wearing all white on a motorcycle.' That was me. We have such a connection, which is very deep and complex. It feels like we know each other for many, many, many years and many lifetimes."

HBO Max Crashes Due to 'Euphoria' Season 2 Finale

The second season finale of Euphoria reportedly caused HBO Max to crash over the weekend.

According to reports, the HBO Max platform hit a spike in issues around 8:55 p.m. E.T. The season finale was going to premiere at 9 p.m. E.T. Those who attempted to watch HBO Max saw an error message: "Something Went Wrong. Sorry, we're having trouble communicating with the service. Please close the app and try again."

In a statement, WarnerMedia commented on the situation, "We've seen the tweets from some of our users who had trouble accessing HBO Max around 9 p.m. E.T. and are engaging directly to help get them back into the platform." Approximately 30 minutes, HBO Max restored its platform, and complaints reached 52,000.

It is not the first time this has happened to HBO Max, but it demonstrates the immense popularity of HBO's Euphoria.

According to Twitter, there have been 30 million tweets since the second season premiered in January, pointing to a 51% increase in engagement since Euphoria's first season.

Meme culture is now the current norm with any significant series, but it is incredible to see how Euphoria has transformed the industry.

HBO’s 'Euphoria' Renewed for Third Season

The award-winning drama series Euphoria will return for a third season, HBO announced on February 4, 2022. The news arrives halfway through the second season of the hit show created by Sam Levinson. 

In the second season, Zendaya reprised her role as Rue, a high school student struggling with drugs and her relationship with Hunter Schafer's Jules. Season one actors appearing alongside Zendaya include Nika King, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Storm Reid and Austin Abrams.

Musician Dominic FIke made his acting debut in season two of Euphoria, playing Elliot. 

“Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken season two to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming. “We couldn’t be more honored to work with this gifted, wildly talented team or more excited to continue our journey with them into season three.”

The first episode of Euphoria’s second season has garnered 14 million viewers across all platforms since its premiere on January 9, HBO reports.

Euphoria Cast:

  • Zendaya as Rue Bennett, a recovering drug addict struggling to find her place
    • Janice LeAnn Brown, McKenna Roberts, and Aliyah Conley as young Rue
  • Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard, Rue's best friend, and Cassie's younger sister
  • Angus Cloud as Fezco, a drug dealer with a close relationship with Rue
  • Eric Dane as Cal Jacobs, Nate's father who is hiding secrets from his family
  • Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez, Nate's sometime-girlfriend
    • Keilani Arellanes as young Maddy
  • Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs, a high school athlete whose anger issues mask his sexual insecurities
    • Gabriel Golub as young Nate
  • Barbie Ferreira as Kat Hernandez, a self-conscious teen exploring her sexuality
    • Johanna Colón as young Kat
  • Nika King as Leslie Bennett, Rue and Gia's mother
  • Storm Reid as Gia Bennett, Rue's younger sister
    • Hyla Rayne Fontenot as young Gia
  • Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn, a transgender girl who quickly befriends Rue after moving into town
    • Clark Furlong as young Jules
  • Algee Smith as Christopher McKay, a young football player and Cassie's boyfriend who is having problems adjusting to college
    • Yohance Biagas-Bey and Zakai Biagas Bey as young McKay
  • Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard, Lexi's older sister and McKay's girlfriend with a notorious sexual history that continues to impact her life
    • Kyra Adler as young Cassie
  • Colman Domingo as Ali (specials–present; recurring season 1), a man in recovery from substance use disorder who often speaks at Rue's Narcotics Anonymous meetings and ultimately becomes her sponsor
  • Alanna Ubach as Suze Howard, Lexi and Cassie's alcoholic mother
  • Lukas Gage as Tyler Clarkson, a college student who is brutally attacked by Nate for having sex with Maddy at a party
  • John Ales as David Vaughn, Jules's father
  • Tyler Timmons and Tristan Timmons as Troy McKay and Roy McKay, McKay's twin brothers
  • Javon Walton as Ashtray, Fezco's "little brother"
  • Sophia Rose Wilson as BB, a friend of Maddy, Kat, and Cassie
  • Bruce Wexler as Robert Bennett, Rue's father
  • Ruben Dario as Ted Perez, Maddy's father
  • Austin Abrams as Ethan Lewis, Kat's love interest
  • Keean Johnson as Daniel, Kat's ex-boyfriend who takes an interest in Cassie. Isaac Arellanes portrays young Daniel.
  • Paula Marshall as Marsha Jacobs, Nate's mother
  • Zak Steiner as Aaron Jacobs, Nate's brother
  • Mercedes Colon as Mrs. Hernandez, Kat's mother
  • Tyler Chase as Custer, who works with Mouse
  • Meeko as Mouse, Fezco's supplier
  • Marsha Gambles as Miss Marsha, who works at Frank's

Euphoria Casting Calls:

Update (February 18, 2021): The HBO Euphoria is now holding auditions for a season 2 speaking role. Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in 2021. Check out the casting call breakdown below.

 

HUSBAND / WIFE OPEN SUBMISSIONS - EUPHORIA

SEEKING REAL LIFE COUPLE FOR HBO’s EUPHORIA:

  • [HUSBAND] 30s-40s, MALE, BUFF WITH TATTOOS 
  • [WIFE] 30s-40s, FEMALE, BLONDE & VOLUPTUOUS 

MUST BE AVAILABLE IN LOS ANGELES:

  • COVID TEST THURSDAY 9/16 AND SHOOT FRIDAY 9/17

Please note that Production cannot accept visas. 

Apply Now

 

HBO EUPHORIA CASTING CALL

Working on the HBO Max series, EUPHORIA in Northridge on Sun. Sept 12th, seeking NON-UNION ONLY men and women to play PEDESTRIANS W/ CARS (no white or red. NO 2021 cars). 

*** THIS IS A NIGHT SHOOT IN NORTHRIDGE***. 

Test dates are Thurs 9/9 and Sat 9/11.

Note that you are okay working overnight in Northridge. 

Apply Now

 
HBO 'EUPHORIA' Casting Call
 
Working on the HBO Max series, EUPHORIA in Northridge on Wed. Sept 15th, seeking PAID-UP SAG ONLY men and women to play HOMELESS.
  • *** THIS IS A NIGHT SHOOT***.
  • Test dates are Sun 9.12 and Tues 9.14 in Burbank.

Apply Now

 

HBO EUPHORIA Casting Call Working on EUPHORIA on Thurs Aug 19th, in the L.A. area, seeking paid-up SAG ONLY, males and females, 30s-60s, all ethnicities to play HOMELESS people. Production DOES NOT want an over-the-top "tent" look - just someone "down on their luck, sitting on the ground, holding a cardboard sign, asking for change" look. Please only send the info and photo requested. No additional info, links or photos.

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Actor (Jamieson), HBO's 'Euphoria' Season 2

Casting Euphoria Season 2

  • Jamieson: 18+ to play 17. Black. Male/Non-binary. An outsider. Might have a drug problem, might not. Mischievious. Funny. Unafraid. Sensitive.

This is the only role we are currently casting for. Please only submit if you fit the above description.

Deadline March 1st, 2021.

  • 18+
  • Based anywhere in the United States
  • No acting experience necessary

Apply Here

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 UPDATE (January 22, 2020): The HBO Euphoria casting directors created an online form for acting auditions. If you are interested, you can fill out the following Google form. You must sign in with a Gmail account to submit. See the full casting and audition details below. HBO has picked up the teen drama series “Euphoria” for a second season and is now casting multiple speaking roles.

According to “The Hollywood Reporter”, the eight-episode drama received a second season order on Thursday, July 11th. The series centers around a young 17-year-old drug addict named Rue who is out of rehab. She becomes friends with a new trans girl at her school, Jules, and the two quickly develop an inseparable bond as they deal with growing up as a modern-day teenager.

Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has built an incredible world with an extraordinary cast led by the supremely talented Zendaya,” Francesca Orsi, executive VP HBO Programming, said Thursday in a statement. “We are so grateful that he chose HBO as the home for this groundbreaking series. We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit.”

The series stars Zendaya as Rue, Hunter SchaferMaude Apatow, Eric Dane, Algee Smith, Storm Reid and Sydney Sweeney and premiered on HBO on June 16, 2019.

“Euphoria” is ranked as one of the most popular drama series on HBO. Sunday night’s episode drew a series-high 609,000 viewers in its 10 PM slot. The series has grown each week since its June 16 debut on HBO’s digital platforms. The series premiere night has already delivered more than 5.5 million viewers across HBO’s platforms.

How to audition for a speaking role?

According to IMDB, Jessica Kelly and Mary Vernieu are the Los Angeles casting directors behind “Euphoria”. Jessica Kelly is known for casting “Precious”, “The Maze Runner” and “The Box”. Mary Vernieu is known for her work on Looper (2012), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and Narc (2002).

Euphoria Casting Calls

 

Seeking actor to play a young Paula Marshall for HBO’s Euphoria.

Must be available on the following dates: 4/19 - 5/18, 7/2 - 7/6

Must be a U.S. Citizen or hold a valid Green Card. Visas are not accepted.

Talent should appear, female, white, ages 18-25, and look like actress Paula Marshall.

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Previous Open Casting Calls

Jennifer Venditti is the New York Casting director for the project and holding open casting calls for speaking roles in the upcoming new season of "Euphoria".

Casting directors are now casting the following speaking roles for the upcoming second season of HBO's 'Euphoria':

  1. Darian: 18+ to play 17. Any ethnicity. An outsider. Sensitive. Vulnerable. Mischievious. Definitely not the cool kid at school but one of the more interesting kids.
  2. Ray: 18+ to play 17. Any ethnicity. Attractive with an edge. Working class. Pure heart. Scrappy but a fighter. Not verbose or educated but has all the words he needs.
  3. Ami: 18-20's. Drug Addict. Stripper. Hates her boyfriend. Talks shit. Can't read a room. Has a big mouth. Can make a bad situation worse.

How to Apply: You must be 18 and older and based anywhere in the United States. No acting experience is necessary. If chosen, this is a paid opportunity. To apply for a speaking role in the second season of HBO's 'Euphoria' send a video audition click here. For more information, check out the submission guidelines below

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HBO's 'Euphoria' Season 2 Casting Call

We are seeking talent for the following roles. No prior acting experience necessary.

If you think you fit the description of one of those below, please submit yourself for consideration! Please fill out the form below and instructions on how to submit your audition/interview video.

ROLES: DARIAN: Male. 18+ to play 17. Any ethnicity. An outsider. Sensitive. Vulnerable. Mischievous. Could struggle with addiction. Definitely not the cool kid at school but one of the more interesting kids. 18+ ONLY. ROLE MAY INCLUDE SEXUAL CONTENT AND/OR NUDITY. RAY: Male. 18+ to play 17. Any ethnicity. Attractive in a real and accessible way. Working-class. Pure heart. Might be going nowhere in life but has a smile so genuine it's not depressing. Scrappy but a fighter. Not verbose or educated - has all the words he needs. 18+ ONLY. ROLE MAY INCLUDE SEXUAL CONTENT AND/OR NUDITY. AMI: Female. 18-20's. Drug addict. Stripper. Hates her boyfriend. Talks shit. Can't read a room. Can make a bad situation worse. 18+ ONLY. ROLE MAY INCLUDE SEXUAL CONTENT AND/OR NUDITY.

SERENA: Female. 50's+, Caucasian. Sassy and tough. A real character. The kind of women who partied her whole life and attended every White Snake concert and now she has several different hustles just to make a living. HOW TO SUBMIT: Please fill out the following form and submit videos + photos if you would like to be considered for this project! If there is interest, we will reach out with next steps!

Depending on the role, please tape yourself answering the following questions:

RAY AND DARIAN: - Tell me your name. - Where do you live? - How tall are you? - What do you do? - How would you describe (identify) yourself? - Tell me about your last memorable dream. - If you could change something about yourself, what would it be? - Have you ever been in love or heartbroken? Can you describe the moment when you knew it? - Describe the last perfect day you had, what happened?

AMI AND SERENA: - Tell me your name. - Where do you live? - How tall are you? - What do you do? - Describe what a perfect day would be like for you? What would happen? - Tell me about your last memorable dream. - Describe the last wild night you had. What happened? Describe in detail. - When was the last time you got really pissed off or got in a fight what happened? Describe in detail.

HOW TO CREATE THE AUDITION/INTERVIEW VIDEO: -Please keep video 5-8 minutes or under. -If you use your phone to record your interview, please make sure to shoot it HORIZONTALLY (not vertically). -Please make sure to set up the camera so it is facing you (frame from chest up) and speak directly into it to tell your story. -Submit a full body and a close up photo If you have issues uploading or accessing the form below, simply email your videos, photos and contact info click here.

PROJECT DETAILS: EUPHORIA is a TV series produced by HBO. The show follows a group of high school students as they attempt to cope through the complications of being young in America today and make sense of an uncertain future. The show shoots in LA from March to the end of the year (# of workdays is pending role). Must be okay with traveling to LA. If cast in the project, it is a paid opportunity. Travel and housing included. Talent can come from anywhere in the U.S.

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