The second “Euphoria” special episode, “F*CK Anyone Who’s Not A Sea Blob,” which centers on Hunter Schafer’s Jules, is planned to stream ahead on HBO Max.
The special episode will be accessible starting Friday, Jan. 22 on the streaming service, but it is still set to make its linear debut on Sunday, Jan. 24 on HBO. Along with this declaration, HBO released a trailer for the new episode, which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/s1P5czi0H_g
The episode pursues Jules through her Christmas holiday after the events taking place in Season 1. In the first season finale, Jules impulsively left the town alone on a train after her plan to run away with Rue fell aloof. This new episode, co-written by Schafer and creator/director Sam Levinson, will deal with the consequence of this decision for Jules, as the previous special did that for Rue.
Produced under COVID-19 production guidelines, the episode is likely to abstain from some of the more bizarre, crowded party scenes typical of the show’s first season. Instead, the trailer takes a more thoughtful tone for Jules, who, with some time and distance, is now looking at her relationship with Rue in a new light.
“Rue is the first girl who didn’t just look at me. She actually saw me me that’s underneath the million layers that’s not me,” she says in the trailer.
When she is asked why she ran away, the trailer cuts between several shots of Jules and Rue, as well as moments in Jules’ earlier childhood with her family. Although she doesn’t answer in the short clip, the actual episode may offer more transparency and closure.
Schafer, apart from starring in and co-writing, also co-executive produced this episode. Zendaya, Levinson, Kevin Turen, Ravi Nandan, Drake, Future the Prince, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokady and Gary Lennon executive produce the series, with Will Greenfield serving as a co-executive producer.
“Euphoria” is based on the Israeli series created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, and is made in partnership with A24.