Euphoria - a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
Euphoria is an American teen drama television series created and written by Sam Levinson for HBO and based on the Israeli miniseries of the same name created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin. The series follows Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a recovering teenage drug addict who struggles to find her place in the world, and follows a group of high school students through their experiences of identity, trauma, drugs, self-harm, family, friendships, love, and sex.
Euphoria premiered on June 16, 2019. In July 2019, the series was renewed for a second season, preceded by two one-hour specials broadcast in December 2020 and January 2021. The second season premiered on January 9, 2022, and in February 2022, the series was renewed for a third season. The series has received numerous accolades, including 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 a Primetime Emmy Award and a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
The show has received positive reviews, with praise for its cinematography, plot, score, performances of the cast (particularly Zendaya and Schafer), and approach to its mature subject matter. It has also been considered controversial for its nudity and sexual content, which some critics found excessive due to the teenage setting. It is the second most watched show in HBO history, behind Game of Thrones.