The second special episode of the Emmy-winning HBO drama series Euphoria will receive an early premiere on HBO Max beginning Friday, January 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT in advance of its HBO premiere on Sunday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The second special episode, directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson and titled “F*ck Anyone Who’s Not A Sea Blob,” follows Jules (played by Hunter Schafer) over the Christmas holiday as she reflects on the year. Schafer serves as co-executive producer on the second special episode, which she co-wrote with Levinson. Both special episodes were produced under safety guidelines.
The first special episode, “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” debuted December 6 on HBO and had an early streaming premiere on HBO Max starting December 4. It was the #1 most social program on premium cable throughout that weekend.
Euphoria received three Primetime Emmy awards this year, including Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series (Zendaya), Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
Euphoria is created and written by Sam Levinson, who also serves as executive producer. The executive producers also include Kevin Turen, Ravi Nandan, Zendaya, Drake, Future the Prince, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokady and Gary Lennon.
Will Greenfield serves as a co-executive producer. The show 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.
Having kicked off its eight-episode first season June 16, 2019 on HBO, Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate a minefield of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.
Euphoria puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative, exploring the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life with empathy and candor.
The series follows 17-year-old Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who’s struggling to make sense of her future. Her life changes dramatically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and like Rue is searching for where she belongs.
The cast for the first season of Euphoria includes Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney.
Possessions, the French-Hebrew language psychological thriller from StudioCanal, is set to debut on HBO Max on Thursday, January 28. The Max Original International series is directed by BAFTA-nominated Thomas Vincent (Bodyguard).
The series tells the story of Natalie, a young French expatriate in Israel, who is charged with the murder of her husband on their wedding night. Karim, a French diplomat in charge of helping French citizens who have to deal with the Israeli authorities, slowly falls for Natalie.
He cannot figure out whether the young lady is deeply lost and vulnerable, or dangerously manipulative. Obsessed with this case, Karim will dive into Natalie and her family’s mysterious past.
Possessions is written by Shachar Magen (Sirens) in collaboration with Valérie Zenatti (A Bottle in the Gaza Sea) and stars Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Reda Kateb (Close Enemies, Django), Dominique Valadié, Ariane Ascaride, Judith Chemla, Noa Koler, Aloïse Sauvage, Tzahi Grad Roy Nik and Tchéky Karyo.
The series, created by leading production company Haut et Court TV (No Man’s Land, The Returned), is produced by Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Simon Arnal and Carole Scotta and co-produced by Eilon Ratzkovsky, Osnat Nishri and Keren Misgav Ristvedt from Quiddity, for CANAL+ and Yes TV Israel.
The series was created with the participation of CNC, BeTV, LA SACEM, developed with the support of the CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME – MEDIA of the European Union, and COFINOVA DEVELOPPEMENT 13.
The Lady and the Dale
This four-part documentary series from Emmy-winning producers Mark and Jay Duplass (Room 104) traces the audacious story of Elizabeth Carmichael, a larger-than-life entrepreneur who took the world by storm with her promotion of a fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car known as The Dale in the middle of the 1970s oil crisis.
Liz’s promotional zeal thrust her into fierce public and media scrutiny which uncovered a web of mystery and suspicion about the car’s technology and her own checkered past.
Co-directed by Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Drucker, The Lady and the Dale mixes animation, archival footage, and interviews with Liz’s family members and gender scholars, including Susan Stryker. The result is a probing exploration of family and identity seen through the lens of the rise and fall of a fearless and wily innovator, an extraordinarily resilient woman and a dedicated parent.
The series debuts with two back-to-back episodes Sunday, January 31 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with new episodes airing subsequent Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The Lady and the Dale will premiere on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.