With Euphoria's epic rollercoaster of a sophomore season wrapping up this Sunday, it might be time to start looking for new TV teens to obsess over. Although the edgy, stylized drama has already been renewed for season three, a release date has yet to be announced.
Fans of the show, starring Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Maude Apatow, Jacob Elordi and Hunter Schafer, likely recall the large gap between Euphoria’s first and second season – well over two years – due to the pandemic. So in preparation for another long wait until Euphoria season three, now’s a great time for finding new shows that will fill the Zendaya-sized hole in your heart.
From another one of HBO’s Gen Z teen dramas, Genera+ion, to cult-favorite high-school dramedy Freaks and Geeks, there are tons of shows that could potentially soften the blow of Euphoria’s absence every Sunday night, following the season two finale on Feb. 27.
Keep reading for more shows to watch if you like Euphoria.
Genera+ion follows a group of high schoolers growing up in a conservative town in Orange County, California. Together, these friends (and foes) explore their sexuality and identity within the confines of their closed-minded community. Genera+ion’s ensemble cast features Chloe East, Chase Sui Wonders, Haley Sanchez, Lukita Maxwell, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Nathanya Alexander, Nava Mau, Uly Schlesinger, Justice Smith and Martha Plimpton. Stream the entire first season of this dark comedy on HBO Max.
No show does the episodic exploration of an individual character quite like Skins. This British show follows teenagers exploring their family lives, mental health, sexuality, substance abuse and more in Bristol, England. Skins stars Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult and Hannah Murray. The show ran for seven seasons from 2007 to 2013, and is available to stream on Hulu.
This thrilling Showtime series tells a story in two timelines: the past, featuring a high-school soccer team stranded deep in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash, and the present, which explores the scars suffered by the survivors. Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis and Sammi Hanratty star in Yellowjackets, now streaming on Showtime.
If you like survival-centric dramas, then add Prime Video’s The Wilds to your watchlist. Troubled teen girls embark on a luxury “female empowerment” retreat. After their plane crashes into the sea near a deserted island, the group must band together and tackle their radically different backgrounds and perspectives in order to survive. Meanwhile, they are unaware that they are under close observation. You can stream the first season of The Wilds on Prime Video, and if you fall in love with it, don’t worry: This rugged teen drama has been renewed for a second season.
The Sex Lives of College Girls
This series, from Never Have I Ever creator Mindy Kaling and Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Justin Noble, follows four college freshmen who room together at Essex College in Vermont. Though they all come from vastly different backgrounds, they're taking on their newfound freedom and liberated sexuality together. If you want a wild journey that won’t take you to a place quite as dark as Euphoria, check out The Sex Lives of College Girls, now streaming on HBO Max.
Looking For Alaska
Adapted from John Green’s award-winning novel, Looking For Alaska is a coming-of-age story that follows Miles, aka Pudge, a teen boy obsessed with famous last words and seeking a “Great Perhaps.” In search of adventure, he decides to enroll in boarding school, and finds a tight-knit group of friends and the potential love of his life. This Hulu miniseries tackles love, life and grief. Looking for Alaska stars Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth and Denny Love. All eight episodes are available to stream on Hulu.
This British dramedy follows Otis, whose mother is a sex therapist and perpetual thorn in his side. Otis decides to set up an underground sex-therapy clinic to help his high-school classmates with their love lives. It’s a coming-of-age story like no other, starring Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey and more, you can stream all three seasons of Sex Education on Netflix.
Freaks And Geeks
Despite only running for one, tragically short season, Freaks and Geeks has left a legacy in its wake. The show follows teen Lindsay Weir and her little brother, Sam. In an attempt to transform from geek to freak, Lindsay joins a group of fun and rebellious teens, abandoning her mathlete identity. Meanwhile, Sam and his friends are just struggling to fit in somewhere. With a cast featuring what were soon-to-be-huge names, including Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel and Busy Phillips, Freaks and Geeks is still hailed as one of the best high-school shows of all time. You can stream all 18 episodes on Paramount+.