‘Euphoria': HBO Picks up Zendaya Pilot to Series, Drake Joins as Executive Producer

Future the Prince will also exec produce adaptation of Israeli drama

Last Updated: July 30, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

HBO has ordered the Zendaya-led “Euphoria” pilot to series, and added Drake and Future the Prince as executive producers on the project, a person with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

“Euphoria” is written and executive produced by “Assassination Nation” filmmaker Sam Levinson and follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.

Drizzy revealed he had joined the HBO series Monday with a tweet featuring a GIF of a drugged-out-looking Zendaya that read, “side effects include #EUPHORIA. coming soon @Zendaya @A24 @HBO.”

Zendaya stars on “Euphoria” as Rue alongside “A Wrinkle in Time” star Storm Reid as Gia. The cast also includes Maude Apatow (Lexi), Brian “Astro” Bradley (McKay), Angus Cloud (Fezco), Eric Dane (Cal), Alexa Demie (Maddy), Jacob Elordi (Nate), Barbie Ferreira (Kat), Nika King (Leslie), Hunter Schafer (Jules) and Sydney Sweeney (Cassie).

Levinson executive produces, along with Drake, Future the Prince, Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi and Gary Lennon. The pilot was directed and co-executive produced by Augustine Frizzell.

The project hails from A24 and is based on the Israeli series of the same name from HOT that was created by Leshem and Levin.

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