Zendaya warns new season of Euphoria could be ‘triggering’ and ‘difficult to watch’ for some people


Actress Zendaya has shared a warning to fans that the new season of Euphoria contains themes that could be “triggering” and “difficult to watch”.


Following delays due to the pandemic, Euphoria has made its highly-anticipated return and it seems like everyone is talking about it.


The hard-hitting coming-of-age drama follows a group of teenagers in the US, dealing with topics such as mental health, drug addiction, revenge porn and sexual assault.

Ahead of the premiere of the second season, Zendaya took to social media with the following warning to her younger fans: 

“I know I’ve said this before,” she wrote on 9 January, “but I do want to reiterate that Euphoria is for mature audiences.

“This season, maybe even more so than the last, is deeply emotional and deals with subject matter that can be triggering and difficult to watch.

“Please only watch if you feel comfortable.

“Take care of yourself and know that either way you are still loved and I can still feel your support.”


It’s been over two years since the season one finale aired, but two specials were released in the interim.


Speaking t0 Teen Vogue in July, the star touched on complexity of the filming process: “It’s a difficult season, I’m kinda in the middle of it. I had like a 2:30 a.m. wrap time last night, we’re in the thick of it. But, you know, the show was intense.”


In the drama, Zendaya plays main character Rue – a 17-year-old who is battling addiction and depression, while trying to find her place in the world. Hunter Schafer, Eric Dane and Maude Apatow are among the big names in the supporting cast of the show, which has won Emmys and People’s Choice Awards.


The second season of Euphoria premiered Sunday  (January 9) on HBO Max in the US, and Monday (January 10) for UK viewers on Sky Atlantic and NOW.