Zendaya Cautions 'Euphoria' May Be 'Hard to Watch' and 'Triggering'; Premiere Time, How to Stream

Ahead of the premiere of HBO's newest series, Euphoria, the show's leading lady sent out a strong advisory to her young fans that the show is for "mature audiences."

Zendaya — born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman — has garnered a young, loyal fanbase since her debut on Disney Channel's series Shake It Up; however, she is now breaking the mold of a child star and starring in a "raw and real" portrayal of addiction.

"Just a reminder before tonight's premiere that Euphoria is for mature audiences," Zendaya wrote in an Instagram post. "It's a raw and honest portrait of addiction, anxiety and the difficulties of navigating life today."

She continued: "There are scenes that are graphic, hard to watch and can be triggering. Please only watch if you feel you can handle it. Do what's best for you."

"I will still love you and feel your support," the actress concluded.

While graphic television shows are nothing new on HBO (hello, Game of Thrones) one with starring a former child actor may be uncharted territory. Following Zendaya's advisory, some Twitter users composed their own cautionary note, saying parents shouldn't allow their children to watch.

"A reminder to not let kids watch Euphoria. Yes, Zendaya might be your kid's favorite but this isn't a kids show," Twitter user @brooklyndaya wrote. "[Zendaya] is allowed to play whatever she wants. She doesn't have to play only children-friendly parts just because kids look up to her. Just don't let kids watch this."

The series is an American adaptation of an Israeli show of the same name and is executive produced by Drake and Future the Produced. Along with Zendaya, the show stars Maude Apatow (Girls), Angus Cloud, Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Booth), Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid (A Wrinkle In Time), Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith (The Hate U Give) and Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects).

"Following a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media," according to the show's description on HBO's website.

Euphoria premieres on HBO at 10 p.m. ET. If you do not have a standalone HBO account, the streaming service can be added on to either a Hulu or Amazon for an additional monthly fee.

Following the free first week offer, the HBO add on is $14.99 a month, so if users don't want to pay the fee after that week, they should be sure to cancel the service before they get charged.

The add-on is also $14.99 with Amazon Prime. If users get the service through Amazon Prime, they'll be able to stream either on HBO Now or on Amazon Prime.

Zendaya, Euphoria Premiere
Zendaya attends HBO's "Euphoria" premiere at the Arclight Pacific Theatres' Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Getty/Jeff Kravitz
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