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The Weeknd-Sam Levinson HBO Series Getting Overhauled

An HBO music-industry drama from Grammy winner The Weeknd and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson is getting remixed. HBO says the series, titled The Idol, will “adjust” its cast and crew to fit a new creative direction for the show: “The Idol’s creative team continues to build, refine, and evolve their vision for the show and […]

‘Euphoria’ Helmer Sam Levinson on Creative Approach to Season Two: “My Writing Process is Pretty Bizarre”

It seems as if everyone has thoughts to share this year about season two of Euphoria, so much so that The New York Times cited the “extraordinary discourse” about the show in a finale recap that focused on creator Sam Levinson. He’s among the few that haven’t engaged in the swirl over the course of […]

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas in Adrian Lyne’s ‘Deep Water’: Film Review

The director returns after a 20-year absence to the familiar territory of high-gloss adultery and its fallout in this Patricia Highsmith adaptation, premiering on Hulu.

HBO Defends “Complex Shoots” on ‘Euphoria’

HBO is defending its hit high-school drama Euphoria. Following the season two finale of the Sam Levinson series starring Zendaya, the Daily Beast published claims of a “toxic production,” following up on an earlier Feb. 23 report detailing “messy behind-the-scenes drama.” In the story published on Friday, several unidentified sources spoke to the outlet about […]

Angus Cloud on Facing “Consequences” in the ‘Euphoria’ Season 2 Finale

[This story contains spoilers to the season two finale of HBO’s Euphoria, “All My Life, My Heart Has Yearned for a Thing I Cannot Name.”] Angus Cloud was walking down the street in Manhattan when he got cast for Euphoria. Though he had attended Oakland School of the Arts, he had no acting credits to […]

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Euphoria’ Season 2 Finale Embraces the Series’ Messy, Surrealist Self

The buzzy second season's last episode swerved, careened, staggered and lurched to the finish line, in true Sam Levinson style.

Minka Kelly Says She Pushed Back Against Planned ‘Euphoria’ Nude Scene

[This story contains spoilers for HBO’s Euphoria.] Minka Kelly is opening up about a conversation she had with Euphoria creator Sam Levinson regarding her character’s scripted nude scene. During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Kelly shared that her character, who hired Maddy (Alexa Demie) as her son’s babysitter, was supposed to have a nude […]

‘Euphoria’ Star Nika King on Working Through Trauma in Mother-Daughter Intervention Episode

[This story contains spoilers for episode five of season two of HBO’s Euphoria.] In the newest episode of Euphoria, Rue’s friends and family stage an intervention to address her descended even further into drug addiction during the second season of the Sam Levinson series. “I want you to know, I’m not angry with you,” Nika […]