The cast of the teen drama about "drugs, sex and identity" also includes Maude Apatow and Storm Reid.
Zendaya is set to star in HBO's gritty drama pilot Euphoria. The network on Tuesday announced the entire cast of the hot project, an update of an Israeli format.
Euphoria is just the latest in a growing number of projects for the 21-year-old, who starred in the Disney Channel series K.C. Undercover and Shake It Up and has a blossoming film career with roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman. The Euphoria part, however, will be a departure, with Zendaya playing the project's unreliable narrator, a lying, drug-addicted 17-year-old named Rue.
Zendaya is one of 12 actors boarding the project, described by one executive as "Kids meets Trainspotting." She is joined by Maude Apatow, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer and Sydney Sweeney.