It already feels like forever ago that we sat down for that absolutely wild final episode of Euphoria's second season. From character deaths to Lexi's play to that Maddie v Cassie showdown – it was an episode that left everyone on a cliffhanger, desperately anticipating the follow-up third season.
While a third season of the hit Emmy award-winning HBO show has been confirmed, just about every other detail feels opaque and amorphous.
Will there be a third season?
Yes. As far as has been confirmed, there will still be a third season of Euphoria – despite Barbie Ferreira's sudden exit from the show, Javon Walton's character's untimely exit, and Angus Cloud's recent and tragic death.
Executive vice president of HBO programming, Francesca Orsi, said in a statement the network are honoured to work with the team into the future on a third season of the series. “Sam [Levinson], Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken Season 2 to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart,” said Orsi. “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 3.”
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What will the plot of season 3 of Euphoria be about?
The show's creator, Sam Levison, said in a recent interview that he envisioned the next season as a "film noir", where Rue plans to "explore what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world.”
Costume designern Heidi Bivens also said back in April that she thought season three might take place five years after season two. “There is talk of it being approximately five years in the future, and that they're not in high school anymore. Dorothy's not in Kansas anymore. I mean, it might be a total trip. Who can say? But knowing Sam's brain, it's gonna be exciting, and he will challenge all of us, because he won't want to repeat himself. It'll be something new for the audience to discover."
Keen fans have also spotted that the show's IMDb listing indicates that the third season will be filmed in multiple countries, including Singapore, Italy, England, and Ireland in addition to the USA.
Irrespective of which of the above rumours are true, we're expecting Levison and co to take some really big swings.
Who will be starring in season 3 of Euphoria?
While there’s no details about major casting changes or additions, save for the fact that Ferreira, Walton and Cloud's characters will not be returning, it’s safe to assume many of the current ensemble cast will return for the next season – including Zendaya, Hunter Schaffer, Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie and Sydney Sweeney and Dominic Fike.
When can I watch season 3 of Euphoria?
Only a few months after HBO executives announced that filming for season three would begin later this year (which meant the new season was slated to premiere in 2024), it's been confirmed that there is now a delay. Season three is now scheduled to begin shooting in the latter half of 2023, with a 2025 release date, as confirmed by HBO boss Casey Bloys during a press event Thursday morning.
HBO Drama Chief Francesca Ors told Variety, “We can’t start shooting, so the delivery of that show — ideally in 2025 — will be determined on when we can pick back up with Sam [Levinson], who at this point is all pencils down and just finishing posts on The Idol.”
Where can I watch Euphoria in Australia?
The first two seasons of Euphoria are currently available to stream in Australia via Binge.