Euphoria season 3: Release date, cast, spoilers and news about the HBO series
2 November 2023, 17:15 | Updated: 2 November 2023, 17:19
Behind the scenes of Fez and Nate’s fight on Euphoria
Euphoria season 3 has officially been confirmed by HBO. Here's everything you need to know about it.
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Euphoria season 3 is officially on the way. The show was renewed for season 3 before season 2 even finished airing. In fact, season 2 was so popular that it had more than double the viewers of season 1 with ratings rising weekly with each episode.
From the star-studded cast (Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi etc.) to the shocking moments (there was a lot of penis in season 1), people can't get enough of Euphoria. Not to mention, it also boasts an iconic soundtrack featuring songs by the likes of Beyoncé and Orville Peck.
Naturally, fans are desperate to see more after the season 2 finale. With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about Euphoria season 3, including the release date, cast, spoilers, trailers and news about the future of the series.
When does Euphoria season 3 come out?
Will there be a Euphoria season 3 on HBO?
Yes! On February 4th, HBO revealed that Euphoria season 3 is in the works. Taking to the official Euphoria Instagram page, the network shared a video announcement with the caption: "#EUPHORIA has been renewed for season 3." The exciting news came halfway through season 2 airing.
In a statement via The Hollywood Reporter, Francesca Orsi, HBO's Executive VP of 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 honored to work with this gifted, wildly talented team or more excited to continue our journey with them into season three."
We imagine that there will be eight episodes in season 3 just like seasons 1 and 2. However, just like in 2020/2021, there could be some character specials that arrive before season 3 starts airing too.
When is the Euphoria season 3 release date?
On November 2nd, 2023, Variety confirmed that Euphoria season 3 is scheduled to air in 2025. The new season of the show was originally scheduled to come out in 2024. However, filming is still yet to begin likely due to the WGA strike and the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes this year
Euphoria season 2 aired two and half years after season 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the delays, there were two Euphoria specials in between seasons 1 and 2.
Based on the delays, there will be at least three years between Euphoria seasons 2 and 3. Production has not yet started so it's unclear if we will see any special episodes in the build up to season 3.
Not Zendaya liking this tweet about not getting new Euphoria until 2024 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/PcpkeD8Zhc— grant👨🏻🦱 (@urdadssidepiece) February 27, 2022
Who is in the Euphoria season 3 cast?
Based on how Euphoria season 2 ends, it appears that most of the main cast will be back for more. In other words, expect to see Zendaya (Rue), Hunter Schafer (Jules), Jacob Elordi (Nate), Alexa Demie (Maddy), Sydney Sweeney (Cassie) and Maude Apatow (Lexi) all return.
Barbie Ferreira (Kat) has also officially left the show. In an Instagram story in August 2022, Barbie wrote: "After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I'm having to say a very teary eyed goodbye. I hope many of you could see yourself in her like I did and that she brought you joy to see her journey into the character she is today. I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you Katherine Hernandez".
Angus Cloud was scheduled to return to the show as Fez. However, due to his death, he will no longer return to the show. It is currently unclear how the show will address Fez's absence. Before his death, Angus told E! News: "I can't wait to get back to work with everyone. I feel like it's been way too long. I just can't wait to see everyone and be working on set again."
As for the supporting cast, we imagine that many of them will return in season 3, as well as some brand new characters. In a February 2022 interview with Jimmy Fallon, Dominic Fike confirmed that he will be back as Elliot.
In the final, it looks as though Ashtray (Javon Walton) has been shot dead. However, Javon recently told Esquire: "I just hope he's alive". In other words, Javon could still return.
Elsewhere, Squid Game star HoYeon Jung has told Entertainment Tonight that she would "love" to star in Euphoria season 3.
Will Zendaya be in Euphoria season 3?
Fans worried that Rue would die in season 2 were pleasantly surprised to see her survive. Ahead of the finale airing, Zendaya told The Cut that Rue's story would end on a hopeful note. She explained: "Episode 8 is where we’ll get that sense of redemption. I think Rue deserves it, and I think anyone who suffers with the same thing she does deserves it."
HBO boss Casey Bloys confirmed that Zendaya will be back at WarnerMedia's 2022 investor day. According to TVLine, Casey said: "She's going to be in season 3".
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What will happen in Euphoria season 3?
At the moment, the Euphoria cast and crew haven't revealed anything concrete about what will happen in season 3.
Chloe Cherry recently told Variety that she'd love Rue and Faye to have more scenes together in season 3: "I think Faye has a story of addiction to tell as Rue does; even though it’s different, I think that they could learn something from each other. I also think Rue is a non-judgmental character, and I think that is all Faye needs. I think if they got closer, they would get along because they have these shared experiences and they are both chill girls in spite of it."
Speaking to Variety about Cal's storyline going forward, Eric Dane said: "There’s gonna be redemption. I mean, that’s the trajectory he’s on. I can’t imagine Cal’s life from solitary confinement. It’s tough to work Cal into the storyline when he’s behind bars."
Elsewhere, given that Rue appears to be in a sober healthy place, we hope that she stays there. However, she still owes Laurie money, so anything could happen in season 3.
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Is there a Euphoria season 3 trailer yet?
HBO are yet to release a Euphoria season 3 trailer but we shall let you know as soon as they do.
Read more about Euphoria here:
- Jacob Elordi on intense romance scenes with Sydney Sweeney
- Eric Dane reveals what happened to Derek in Euphoria season 2
- Sydney Sweeney opens up about filming Cassie's nude scenes
- Euphoria fans discover tragic detail in Rue and Jules' Lovers montage
- Barbie Ferreira addresses Kat's storyline amid Sam Levinson drama rumours
- Alexa Demie reveals what Maddy did with Cal and Jules' tape in the original script
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