Zendaya, who plays Rue Bennett, a character recovering substance addiction on Emmy-nominated series announced on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live episode! The producers will release a bonus an episode of the series — keeping fans over before it can start production on season 2.
“We’re trying to figure out how to eventually be able to create a season 2 that we’re all really proud of and get all the best out of it that we want but also still being very safe,” Zendaya told guest host Ben Platt about shooting amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
“We might end up doing a little bridge episode,” Zendaya, 23, teased regarding bonus episode for the fans of Euphoria. “I don’t know how to describe it, but an episode that we can do with a limited amount of people in a safer environment that can, I don’t know, give people something.”
Zendaya explained how everything was put on hold just 2 days before the shoot due to the global health crisis, explaining the same she told Platt, “We were headed into season 2 and we had done table reads and wardrobe fittings and all kinds of things and then obviously everything happened and we got shut down.”
“Literally like two days before we were about to start the first day of shooting,” Zendaya said.
Zendaya had previously opened up in her September cover story about the possibility of Euphoria for InStyle.”I do miss Rue,” Zendaya told the magazine. “She’s like my little sister in a lot of ways. And going back to that character is a home base for me.”
“There is a beautiful second season that has been written, but in order to do it the way we want to do it, we need to wait until it’s safer,” Zendaya explained.
Last month Zendaya received her first Emmy nomination in a drama series for outstanding lead actress. She said the honor had left her “honestly speechless.”
The actress shared a heartfelt message on Instagram after knowing about her nomination and expressed her gratitude for the show and her fellow castmates. “My heart is just overflowing with love and gratitude,” she wrote alongside a photo taken while shooting the series. “I’m so incredibly honored to work beside the talented people that I get to call family.”
Euphoria, which premiered in June 2019 with eight episodes, follows Rue on her way back to high school just out of rehab. Rue is exploring her friendships and relationships while in recovery — especially one with Jules (Hunter Schafer).