The neon-soaked rollercoaster of teenage emotions and modern-day struggles is set to return with Euphoria Season 3, promising more unfiltered glimpses into the hearts and minds of Rue, Jules, and the rest of the ensemble cast.
Sam Levinson’s hit HBO TV series, which made its debut in 2019, soared to new heights in its second season, with the confirmation of a third season midway through the second season’s run. In a report from Variety, it was revealed that ‘Euphoria‘ has now officially become the second most-watched show in the network’s history, only surpassed by Game of Thrones.
The Emmy-winning series stars Zendaya as the lead, portraying a 17-year-old girl facing the challenges of maintaining relationships, grappling with addiction and grieving the loss of her father. In an official statement, Francesca Orsi, Vice President of HBO programming said: “Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken season two to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart.
We couldn’t be more honoured to work with this gifted, wildly talented team or more excited to continue our journey with them into season three.”
With Euphoria Season 3 finally in the works, here’s your complete guide to the upcoming season, from the release date you’ve been eagerly awaiting to the star-studded cast, intriguing plot teasers, and much more.
While no official announcement has been made, it appears that Euphoria Season 3 won’t be gracing our screens anytime in the near future. Back in May, HBO’s Head of Drama, Francesca Orsi, revealed to Deadline that the anticipated return of Euphoria Season 3 would return “ideally in 2025” mainly due to setbacks resulting from recently concluded writers’ strikes and ongoing actors’ strikes. The third season was originally scheduled to begin filming this autumn but has been indefinitely postponed. During Euphoria’s For Your Consideration event in Los Angeles in April, Zendaya offered an update on the release date of Season 3.
When asked by Entertainment Tonight about the rumoured 2024 air date for the third season, Zendaya said, “I think that might be true. I honestly don’t know. There (are) some executives that know better than me, you might wanna ask them. I’m gonna be busy for a while.”
Following the conclusion of the writers’ strike in September, Deadline reported that HBO is expediting the production of its flagship shows, including Euphoria, The Last of Us, and The White Lotus.
However, given that 2023 is almost over and considering the time it takes to produce and film a whole season of this scale from start to finish, it is unlikely that Season 3 will debut next year. In terms of the number of episodes, Euphoria Season 3 will likely follow the same eight-episode pattern as Seasons 1 and 2.