With Euphoria creator Sam Levinson and Emmy Award-winning lead Zendaya set to bring back the critically-acclaimed series for two special episodes, viewers are getting a look at the poster key art for the Rue (Zendaya)-focused first special "Trouble Don't Last Always" ahead of its Sunday, December 6 (9 pm ET/PT) debut on HBO and HBO Max. Written and directed by Levinson, "Trouble Don't Last Always" picks up after a season finale that saw Rue relapsing after being left at the train station by Jules (Hunter Schafer). Co-starring Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead), the special focuses on Rue as she celebrates Christmas (with the title and date of the second special episode set to be announced shortly).
Even before making it official in October, Zendaya had hinted at a return to the show's universe for something "special" to help bridge the wait for the second season. "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," she said at the time. Here's a look at Zendaya's post revealing the key art above:
Part 1: Rue pic.twitter.com/DZvGVZvBNz
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) November 26, 2020
Euphoria's renewal came as no surprise: the new series ranks as the youngest-skewing dramatic series on HBO's digital platforms. Even more impressive to HBO is the show's continued weekly growth: with episodes continually drawing new series' highs throughout its run in its 10 p.m. timeslot alone (and the series premiere pulling in more than 5.5 million viewers across HBO's various platforms). This year, the series would contribute to HBO's massive Emmy Awards haul- netting awards for Zendaya as Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, as well as awards for Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
Created, written, and executive produced by Levinson, HBO's Euphoria is produced in partnership with A24 and based on the Israeli series of the same name, which was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, from HOT. Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Drake, Future the Prince, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokady, and Gary Lennon serve as executive producers; with Will Greenfield serving as a co-executive producer.