Zendaya who last month won an Emmy for her portrayal of Rue in HBO’s dark drama series – said the first special will arrive in December.
“We really missed them,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a picture showing Rue’s reflection in an eyeball.
Zendaya tagged Euphoria co-star Hunter Schafer in the post, appearing to confirm she would be reprising her role as Jules.
The first episode, titled Trouble Don’t Last Always and set to air in the US on December 6, takes place after the finale of season one and follows drug addict Rue as she celebrates Christmas.
HBO has yet to announce a premiere date for the second special episode and there is no news about when they will arrive in the UK. Both were produced under Covid-19 guidelines.
Zendaya, 24, had previously discussed the possibility of a “bridge episode” between seasons one and two of Euphoria.
During an August appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s chat show, she said: “We’re trying to figure out how to eventually be able to create a season two that we’re all really proud of and get all the best out of it that we want but also still being very safe.
“So, we might end up doing a little bridge episode. 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 that can, I don’t know, give people something.”
Hollywood star Zendaya won the best lead actress in a drama Emmy in September, beating a stellar field that included Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Colman and Jodie Comer.
Euphoria (American TV series)
Euphoria is an American teen drama television series created by Sam Levinson, loosely based on the Israeli miniseries of the same name. Euphoria follows a group of high school students through their experiences of sex, drugs, friendships, love, identity and trauma. The series stars Zendaya and premiered on HBO on June 16, 2019 In July 2019, the series was renewed for a second season.
Euphoria received positive reviews from critics, who praised its cinematography, story, score, performances, specifically those of Zendaya and Hunter Schafer, and approach to its mature subject matter, although it did become the subject of controversy due to its use of nudity and sexual content, which some critics perceived to be excessive. The series received nominations for the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme, and the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. For her performance, Zendaya won the Primetime Emmy Award and Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.