Euphoria: HBO teen drama, featuring actor-singer Zendaya, Storm Reid, to premiere on 16 June

Press Trust of India

Apr 15, 2019 13:09:11 IST

Euphoria, fronted by actor-singer Zendaya, is set to premiere on HBO on 16 June, the network announced.

The new trailer for the drama, which dropped Thursday, revealed the airing date.

Based on Israeli series of the same name, the show will see Zendaya portray Rue, a lying drug-addicted 17-year-old girl in the series.

Revolving around a group of teenagers, an official synopsis of Euphoria describes how the show "follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship."

The series is directed by Augustine Frizzell.

Written by Sam Levinson, the show also features Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Brian Bradley, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Hunter Schafer and Sydney Sweeney.

The Israeli show was created by Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin and Tmira Yardeni, who also serve as executive producers on the American version.

The US adaptation will be produced by A24. Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi, and Gary Lennon are attached to executive produce.

Zendaya will also reprise her role in Spider-Man: Far From Home, slated to be release in theatres on 5 June.

Updated Date: Apr 15, 2019 13:09:11 IST