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Euphoria season 3 release date speculation, cast, plot, and more news

Here's our guide for the Euphoria season 3 release date, so you can prepare for more drama, despicable teens, and glittery make-up.

Zendaya as Rue Bennett in Euphoria season 2

What’s the Euphoria season 3 release date? Never before has a teen series sent us into such a spiral of anxiety and stress — perhaps even more so than when we were actually teenagers.

Euphoria has treated us to a relentless, tension-filled ride over the last two seasons, and that’s why we think it’s one of the best TV series depicting (an admittedly sensationalized) Gen Z. Its viewership and social media presence continue to be huge; it’s one HBO’s best drama series for a reason. Season 2 left us on a huge cliffhanger, so here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season.

Euphoria season 3 release date specualtion

Euphoria season 3 will be released in 2025, as confirmed by HBO boss Casey Bloys.

The news came on November 2, 2023, at a press event. Although no exact date has been confirmed, we reckon we could be looking at something reasonably early the year, since both seasons 1 and 2 premiered in the first half of their respective years.

Production was supposed to kick off in February 2023, but obviously that didn’t happen as a result of the 2o23 Writers Strike and 2023 Actors Strike. However, the strikes ended on November 8, 2023, so the industry is scrambling to get everything back on track. We wouldn’t be surprised if shooting were to begin in the first half of 2024, in fact.

If you’re really itching for more Euphoria, there’s a German remake on the way, so that’s something to look forward to…maybe.

Euphoria season 3 release date speculation: Zendaya as Rue Bennett in Euphoria

Who will be in the Euphoria season 3 cast?

Zendaya will return as Rue Bennett in the Euphoria season 3 cast, however, Barbie Ferreira will not be returning as Kat Hernandez.

The likes of Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney), Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow), Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie), and Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi) have plenty of unfinished business, so while nothing has been confirmed, we are almost certain their Euphoria characters will be back for season 3.

One notable absence will be Angus Cloud who played Fezco, since it was reported on July 29, 2023, that the actor had sadly passed away.

Here’s the expected Euphoria season 3 cast list:

  • Zendaya as Rue Bennett
  • Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn
  • Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard
  • Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard
  • Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs
  • Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez
  • Dominic Fike as Elliot
  • Chloe Cherry as Faye

Euphoria season 3 release date: Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs in Euphoria

What will Euphoria season 3 be about?

We’re expecting that a significant time jump will take place in Euphoria to bridge the long gap between seasons 2 and 3.

Because of the gap in time, we may even have seen the end of the high school setting. Honestly, it would be to move away to a more mature setting considering the themes and imagery.

We know that Cal Jacobs is set for some jail time after Nate handed him to the police for his years of sexual deviance. But what is Nate planning? Has the bad boy of Euphoria High turned over something of a new leaf, or are his ambitions for revenge further reaching than just his father?

Let’s not forget Zendaya‘s Rue. By the end of season 2, Rue is seemingly clean and in a good place. She has said sorry to those she hurt during the darkest depths of addiction, and she and Jules may be over, but they appear to have ended on relatively good terms. However, the fact Rue lost $10,000 worth of pills that belonged to the creepy drug lord Laurie will surely come back to bite her in season 3.

As if that wasn’t enough, we saw the tension between Cassie and Maddy reach boiling point in the season 2 finale. After Cassie essentially stole Maddy’s boyfriend, Nate, they had a physical altercation during Lexi’s play, leaving both of them nursing wounds. Nate may have broken up with Cassie, but as Maddy warns her, “Don’t worry, this is just the beginning,” suggesting Cassie has plenty more pain heading her way.

Sam Levinson has spoken [via Elle] about how he envisions the next season, and says he’s looking at the next batch of episodes as a “film noir”, and that when it comes to Rue, he’ll “explore what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world.”

Euphoria season 3 release date: Zendaya as Rue Bennett

Is there a Euphoria season 3 trailer?

We don’t think we’ll be getting a Euphoria season 3 trailer until early 2025, since production hasn’t started yet.

We’re sure HBO will make a big song and dance when the newest season is up to bat, so we’ll be sure and keep an eye out for any first looks. In the meantime, there’s plenty new on Max as an alternative to this HBO drama. You can also revisit the season 2 ending in the clip below, to remind yourself of where we left off:

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Where can I watch Euphoria season 3?

Viewers in the US will be able to watch Euphoria season 3 on HBO and its streaming platform Max when the show returns.

UK viewers will be able to watch episodes on Sky Atlantic or through NOW TV. Euphoria’s previous seasons are available to stream on NOW TV (with Entertainment Membership) in the UK and on Max in the US.

Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard in Euphoria

How many episodes will there be in Euphoria season 3?

We are pretty sure Euphoria season 3 will have eight episodes.

That’s how many episodes the first two seasons had, so there’s no reason it would change now. That said, Sam Levinson’s most recent series, The Idol, didn’t do so well, so perhaps HBO will be looking to reign him in a little. Only time will tell!

Euphoria season 3 release date: Angus Cloud as Fez in Euphoria

Will Euphoria get a season 4?

There is no word on a season 4 being confirmed, and we have a feeling Euphoria will end with season 3.

While we certainly don’t want the show to end any time soon, we have to consider the fact that these characters, and the actors playing them, are getting older.

There’s also the fact that actors are dropping out of the project. Zendaya, for example, is now one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and keeping her attached to the project is only going to get harder. All these factors suggest to us that Euphoria season 3 will be the end of the road.

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Why did Barbie Ferreira leave Euphoria?

Barbie Ferreira explained that it was a “mutual decision” for her to not join Euphoria season 3, due to her feeling her character wasn’t given anywhere to go.

“Sam, me…it was a struggle to find the continuation of her. So that was actually really hurtful watching it and seeing the fans get upset. I just felt like maybe it’s like I overstayed my welcome a little bit?” she said on the Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard podcast.

“I think there were places she could have gone. I just don’t think it would have fit into the show. I don’t know if it was going to do her justice, and I think both parties knew that I really wanted to be able to not be the fat best friend. I don’t want to play that, and I think they didn’t want that either.”

While we wait for more, why not check out our guides to other drama series like the Virgin River season 5 release date, or for more teen trauma, the Stranger Things season 5 release date or Wednesday season 2? If you want more from Zendaya, see what’s going on with the Dune 2 release date.

If that’s not enough, we’ve also got a list of what we consider the best movies ever made, or you can look ahead to the new movies coming this year. What more could you want? And while we’re on the topic of Sam Levinson, here’s a feature on how The Idol set back the feminist movement by at least a decade.