Zendaya to Star in HBO’s Euphoria, Executive Produced by Drake

Students navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship

Zendaya to Star in HBO's Euphoria, Executive Produced by Drake

HBO announced today it has given a series order to Euphoria, which follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship. All episodes of Euphoria are being written by Sam Levinson, who also executive produces.

The cast includes Zendaya (The Greatest ShowmanSpider-Man: Homecoming) as Rue, Maude Apatow as Lexi, Brian “Astro” Bradley as McKay, Angus Cloud as Fezco, Eric Dane as Cal, Alexa Demie as Maddy, Jacob Elordi as Nate, Barbie Ferreira as Kat, Nika King as Leslie, Storm Reid as Gia, Hunter Schafer as Jules, and Sydney Sweeney as Cassie.

Euphoria is based on the Israeli series of the same name from HOT that was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin.

The executive producers include Drake, Future the Prince, Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi, and Gary Lennon. Augustine Frizzell directed and co-executive produced the pilot.

A24 is the company behind the upcoming series.