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Euphoria: HBO responds to allegations of a ‘hellish’ environment on the set of Season 2

HBO Max has responded to allegations made in season two of about a “hellish” work environment euphoria.

The answer comes less than a week after the successful season two finale of the hit drama was watched by 6.6 million viewers.

In early February, midway through the second season of the series, The daily beast released a report detailing allegations of “hellish” night shoots on set and “gruelingly long” 15- to 17-hour workdays.

The report also claimed that the show’s extras had filed complaints with the union SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists).

Those alleged complaints included not providing meals on time and refusing to let people use the bathroom.

Additionally, the report addressed rumors of tension between the cast and director Sam Levinson. It was specifically noted that Barbie Ferreira, who plays Kat Hernandez on the show, “allegedly had a falling out with Levinson” and “[walked] discontinued”.

The report said they spoke to “a handful of production sources,” who confirmed the rumors as true.

A statement released by HBO Max meeting Addressing the allegations, it read: “The welfare of the cast and crew on our productions is always a top priority. Production was in full compliance with all safety guidelines and guild protocols.”

Zendaya and Dominic Fike in the “Euphoria” scene where Elliot sings for Rue

(HBO)

“It’s not uncommon for drama series to have complex filming, and COVID protocols add an extra layer. We maintain an open line of communication with all guilds, including SAG-AFTRA.”

HBO added that there have never been any formal requests.

The Independent has contacted SAG-AFTRA for comment.

euphoria was renewed for a third and fourth season.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/euphoria-season-two-toxic-set-allegations-b2029034.html Euphoria: HBO responds to allegations of a ‘hellish’ environment on the set of Season 2

Tom Vazquez

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