'Euphoria' was renewed for Season 3 by HBO.

Even Zendaya Is Unsure If Euphoria Season 3 Will Happen


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So, is the third season of Euphoria ever going to happen? That’s the question every fan has been asking in the years since Season 2 finished airing, as the show’s stars have reached new levels of fame and filming keeps getting delayed. Season 3 has been picked up... but when will we actually get to watch it? Here’s all the tea.

HBO announced the renewal on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, right in the middle of Season 2, which premiered on Jan. 9 and ended on Feb. 27. The upcoming third season will likely continue to follow the melodramatic misadventures of the East Highland high schoolers, including Rue, Jules, Maddy, Cassie, Nate, and Lexi. Interestingly enough, HBO’s renewal arrived just a few days after a troubling Season 2 episode aired, which caused many fans to speculate about Rue’s fate. Although Euphoria has an ensemble cast, Rue is central to the series, so it would be pretty hard to imagine a new season that doesn’t include her.

Thankfully, Rue made it out of Season 2 OK, and the Season 3 pick-up means fans can look forward to more Rue in the future. However, one rumored change about the new season could mean we’ll see the characters in a completely new light.

Here are all the details we know about Euphoria Season 3 so far.


There May Be A Time Jump

Ever since Season 2 ended, there have been rumors that the third season could go all in on a major time jump. Zendaya first hinted at the idea by revealing she hopes to “explore the characters out of high school” in an interview following the season. Then, Euphoria costume designer confirmed there’s been internal discussions about implementing a five-year time jump in Season 3 during her April 4 interview with Vogue. The reported time jump would age the main characters up to their early 20s.

Filming Is Reportedly On Hold

After over two years without a production update, reports emerged that Season 3 filming wasn’t happening in early 2024 after all — although the network confirmed that the plan was still to move forward with the show. “HBO and Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season,” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement to media. “In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.”

A few weeks after that announcement, Zendaya shared that she has no idea what the status of Season 3 is. On April 16, the Euphoria star and producer was asked whether Season 3 is still happening. “I don’t know! I am not in charge,” Zendaya responded. “If it's right for the characters, and everything turns out the way it should, of course. But it’s beyond me.”


The Season Won’t Premiere Anytime Soon

It’s no secret that Euphoria fans have had to practice a lot of patience in the past, and unfortunately the break between Season 2 and Season 3 sounds like it may be as massive as the show’s two-year hiatus after Season 1 aired. Due to lockdown throughout 2020, Euphoria Season 2 was drastically delayed, until it finally hit the air a full two-and-a-half years after the first season premiered. Although production isn’t limited by lockdown this time, they are restricted by the ongoing SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike.

Although an exact release date for Season 3 hasn’t been revealed, HBO boss Casey Bloys confirmed on Nov. 2, 2023 that the new season will not air until sometime in 2025.

Multiple Cast Members Aren’t Returning

Most of the show’s main cast will most likely all be back for Season 3, with a few exceptions. A few months after Season 2’s finale, Barbie Ferreira announced she would not return as Kat for Season 3.

Fezco will also be absent following Angus Cloud’s death on July 31, 2023.

And finally, although Dominic Fike was the first actor to confirm he’d be back for Season 3 around the time of Season 2’s finale, he’s changed his tune in the two years since then.


During a Jan. 19 Variety interview, Fike expressed uncertainty that he’d return to the show as Elliot. “Last time I talked to them it was cool. I don't really talk to them anymore,” Fike admitted. “That'd be dope, though. Who knows? I've got stuff to do.”

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