Zendaya is set to lead the cast of the HBO drama pilot Euphoria. Also cast in the project, written by The Wizard of Lies scribe Sam Levinson based on the Israeli series, are A Wrinkle in Time star Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Brian “Astro” Bradley, The Last Ship and Grey’s Anatomy alum Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Hunter Schafer and Sydney Sweeney (The Handmaid’s Tale). Augustine Frizzell will be the director/co-executive producer.

Euphoria revolves around the story of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship as told by a lying, drug-addicted 17-year-old girl named Rue, to be played by Zendaya.

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