The opening episodes saw our protagonist Rue Bennett (Emmy-winning Zendaya) relapse into drug use, but also reunite with her lover and best friend Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer).
Elsewhere, Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi) looks set to pursue a dramatic love triangle with ex-girlfriend Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie) and troubled best friend Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney).
Finally, Rue’s friend Fezco (Angus Cloud) takes action and faces grave danger, but also grows closer to Cassie’s sweet sister, Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow).
Ahead of the new season, actress Alexa Demie told RadioTimes.com, “This season is even more intense in the decisions each character makes and how they affect the other characters.
“The decision one character makes will greatly affect another character and that only raises the stakes for everyone. This season has been much more intense, especially with each other.”
So with all of that in mind, here’s your guide to the Euphoria season 2 cast and characters.
Euphoria Cast: Full List of Characters and Actors
Zendaya plays Rue Bennett
What happens to Rue in season 2? Our main character and narrator of the series has relapsed into drug use and reconciled with Jules. However, Rue also grows closer to newcomer Elliot in the new episodes. Will her romance with Jules survive? And will Rue ever become clean?
Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn
What happens to Jules in season 2? Jules enters into an official romantic relationship with Rue but is suspicious of her behavior and her connection to Elliot – but this love triangle takes an unexpected direction. Jules also gets closer to Kat and Maddy in the new episodes.
What else has Hunter Schafer starred in? Schafer will be heard in the English dub of the Japanese animated film Belle and will soon be seen in Cuckoo.
Nika King as Leslie Bennett
What happens to Leslie in season 2? Widowed single mother Leslie supports her daughter Rue but is unaware that she has relapsed into drug use.
What else has Nika King starred in? King has had television roles in the series Greenleaf, Best Friends Whenever and 2 Broke Girls.
Eric Dane as Cal Jacobs
What happens to Cal in season 2? Nate’s father comes to terms with his dysfunctional relationship with his son as secrets between them come to light. We will also learn more about Cal’s past.
What else has Eric Dane starred in? Dane is best known for his role as Dr. Mark “McSteamy” Sloan on Grey’s Anatomy, Jason Dean on Charmed, and Captain Tom Chandler on The Last Ship. Dane has also appeared in the films Marley & Me, Valentine’s Day and Burlesque.
Angus Cloud plays Fezco
What happens to Fezco in season 2? Much more is uncovered about Fezco’s origins, criminal connections, and motives. Fezco also acts against Nate and grows closer to Lexi.
What else has Angus Cloud starred in? Euphoria is Cloud’s lead role, but he also appears in the North Hollywood movie.
Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs
What happens to Nate in season 2? Nate continues his streak of bad behavior and pent up feelings, while dealing with a toxic new love triangle with his ex Maddy and best friend Cassie.
Algee Smith as Chris McKay
What happens to McKay in season 2? Fresh off his breakup with Cassie, McKay will struggle to be around her and has no idea how she behaves around Nate. McKay is not a major character in Season 2.
What else did Algee Smith start in? Smith is also known for his roles on The New Edition Story as Ralph Tresvant and his turn in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit. Smith also starred as Jake Winters in Judas and the Black Messiah and appears in the movie Mother/Android.
Sydney Sweeney plays Cassie Howard
What happens to Cassie in season 2? An emotionally vulnerable Cassie falls in love with Nate after he breaks up with McKay and risks the wrath of her best friend Maddy in the process. Where will its downward spiral end?
Alexa Demie plays Maddy Perez
What happens to Maddy in season 2? Maddy is spending time with her friends Kat and Jules following her split from Nate, but feels unable to resist her ex-boyfriend – knowing that he is sleeping with her best friend Cassie.
What else has Alexa Demie starred in? Demie appeared in small roles in the Ray Donovan series, Love and The OA. Demie has also had roles in films such as Mid90s, Waves and Mainstream.
Barbie Ferreira plays Kat Hernandez
What happens to Kat in season 2? Kat is in a relationship with her boyfriend Ethan but struggles to deal with her lack of desire for him despite their outward appearance of happiness. Will she put an end to their idyll?
What else has Barbie Ferreira starred in? Ferreira also appeared in the HBO series Divorce and the HBO Max movie Unpregnant.
Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard
What happens to Lexi in season 2? Determined to be less of a spectator to her own life, Lexi, Rue’s childhood friend and Cassie’s sister, makes some bold changes and also grows closer to Fezco, who takes a keen interest in her.
What else has Maude Apatow starred in? Apatow starred in the films of her director father Judd Apatow and opposite mother Leslie Mann in Knocked Up, Funny People and This Is 40. Apatow has also appeared in the Girls and Hollywood series, as well as films such as Other People , The House of Tomorrow. , the Assassination Nation movie from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson and The King of Staten Island.
Javon “Wanna” Walton plays the Ashtray
What happens to Ashtray in Season 2? We see the origins of Ashtray’s relationship with surrogate brother Fezco as he takes steps to protect him from rival drug dealers and even Cal Jacobs.
What else has Javon “Wanna” Walton starred in? Walton appeared in the Amazon Utopia series, as well as the voice of Pugsley Addams in the animated film The Addams Family 2.
Austin Abrams plays Ethan Lewis
What happens to Ethan in season 2? Sweet Ethan is in a romance with Kat but has no idea she’s struggling to experience genuine desire in their relationship. He also auditions for a role in Lexi’s play.
Dominic Fike plays Elliot
Who is Elliot? A new character introduced in the second season, Elliot is a new friend and potential love interest of Rue who uses drugs with her. Elliot later befriends and grows closer to Jules as well.
What else has Dominic Fike starred in? Singer-songwriter Fike made his acting debut in Euphoria, having been known for his music career.
Storm Reid plays Gia Bennett
What happens to Gia in season 2? Rue’s younger sister, Gia, continues to appear on the show and fears for her sister’s well-being.
Colman Domingo plays Ali
What happens to Ali in season 2? Ali continues to be a support system for Rue as a sponsor of his Narcotics Anonymous meetings, but finds Rue increasingly difficult to help.