Euphoria star Storm Reid teases character development in series two

The actress has revealed that filming for series two begins "in the next couple of weeks"

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Euphoria star Storm Reid, who plays Gia, the younger sister of Zendaya’s protagonist Rue, has teased further development for her character in series two.

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The Drake-produced HBO drama follows a group of complex American teens who navigate the bleaker aspects of growing up as part of Generation Z, including nude selfies, drug addiction, and transphobia, while each episode focuses on a different teen. The series quickly developed a cult following, accompanied by rave critical reviews.

In a recent interview, Reid revealed that the second series is about to start filming. Speaking to ET Online, she said: “In the next couple weeks we start [filming]… we’re getting scripts soon. Table reads are coming. I’m on the edge of my seat, because I have no information, other than my character is supposed to be developing and becoming her own. So I am very excited about that.”

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Reid’s comments could suggest that her character Gia will have her own standalone episode, similar to other characters including Rue, Jules (Hunter Schafer), and Nate (Jacob Elordi), whose backstories and present-day issues were explored in series one in individual episodes, which Rue narrated.

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At the end of the first series, fans took to social media to demand standalone episodes for a variety of supporting characters, including Gia, Lexi (Rue’s childhood best friend, played by Maude Apatow), and drug dealer Fez (Angus Cloud).