How To Watch 'Euphoria' In The UK, Because This New HBO Show Looks Too Good To Miss
New drama Euphoria premieres this month, and it's set to be pretty gritty. Fronting the new series is Zendaya who, at just 21 years old, has already starred in blockbusters such as Spider Man and The Greatest Showman. The series is a coming-of-age tale of sorts, revolving around a group of teenagers as they try navigate "a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media," as the show's synopsis puts it. With Drake on the bill as one of the executive producers of the show, it will surely be amazing. So here's how to watch Euphoria in the UK.
Living in the UK can have it's downfalls when it comes to U.S. shows. Either the show comes out really late, or we don't get to see the show at all. This means that we often miss out on hit US shows, take Shrill as an example, a show that made waves across the pond and even had British actors in it, but still hasn't yet aired yet. Sob.
However, luckily for Brits, there is a way this time. On July 12 it was announced that the show would be available to watch on NOW TV and Sky Atlantic from 2 a.m. on August 6. Mark it in your diary people, it's going to be an absolute corker. If watching things in a fixed, weekly time slot is more like your jam (hey, if you have housemates, it can sometimes be a fun event), it's going to be broadcast on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m.
The show has Drake on board as an executive producer, which is a pretty smart move seeing as he knows a thing or two about teen dramas. Drake starred on the Canadian teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation where he played basketball star Jimmy Brooks.
Euphoria's director and creator Sam Levinson told the Hollywood Reporter "there are going to be parents who are going to be totally fucking freaked out," and he was exactly right. Parents Television Council president Tim Winter stated that the show "appears to be overtly, intentionally marketing extremely graphic adult content — sex, violence, profanity and drug use — to teens and preteens." The show is pretty graphic and Refinery29 have reported that you see 30 penises in just one episode. Blimey. It seems that the intention behind this was to shock, think of it as the U.S. answer to Skins — just with a lot more nudity.
Along with Zendaya, the cast will include Maude Apatow (Girls), Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects).