Kelvin Harrison Jr., who garnered critical acclaim for his starring turns in last year's indie films, Luce and Waves, is reportedly poised to join the cast of HBO's Euphoria.
Collider first reported this news, but there have been heavy rumors for a while that Harrison had joined the show. Sam Levinson posted a photo of cast members after the show had to suspend production due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Harrison was in the photo and the actor also reposted the photo onto his Instagram story.
However, Collider says that his casting has not been formally set and that he may not end up being in the season depending on Zendaya's production schedule. It isn't clear yet if Zendaya will be able to finish shooting the season before she films Spider-Man 3--or if she can do both simultaneously. And if production on Euphoria gets delayed further once everyone gets the all-clear to go back to work, Harrison may pick up another gig and be unable to do the show. Either way, we'll surely find out more in the coming months.
A Harrison casting makes sense for a number of reasons. Harrison's Waves is also an A24 production and the actor has also collaborated with creator Sam Levinson before, appearing in his 2018 film, Assassination Nation. However, given the caliber of Harrison's talent, a small guest arc seems like something that the actor wouldn't be recruited for, so the role could be a large one in the season.
S&A has reached out to HBO for comment.
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