‘Euphoria’ Will Officially Return for Season 3 in 2025—Here’s Everything We Know

From the cast to the trailer

Still from 'Euphoria.'
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It's been a minute since we've caught up with Rue and co., but fans will have to be patient, because Euphoria won't be returning for season three until 2025.

Due to the simultaneous WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, production on the third season of the HBO drama was delayed, meaning that new episodes won't be arriving for quite some time. However, as one of the most-watched shows in HBO history, we'll be anxiously awaiting the return of Euphoria, to see what's in store after that bombshell season two finale.

Season three has been described as a “film noir” by creator Sam Levinson, who told Elle that main character Rue (Zendaya) “[will] explore what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world.” Not to mention, filming for season three of Euphoria will expand to sites around the globe, meaning the latest installment will be bigger than ever before.

From the cast to the plot and the release date, here's everything we know about Euphoria season three.

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1. When Is Euphoria Season Three Set to Premiere?

Euphoria season three will return in 2025, but we don't have an exact release date just yet.

Back in May, Francesca Orsi (executive vice president of HBO Programming), teased that the teen drama likely wouldn't return until 2025. Then, the year was confirmed during an HBO press event in November.

According to Orsi, the decision to renew Euphoria was a no-brainer.

“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,” she said in a statement. “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 3.”

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2. What Is Euphoria About?

Euphoria tells the story of a troubled teenager named Rue, who’s struggling to balance her social life and high school. HBO’s official synopsis reads, “Amidst the intertwining lives in the town of East Highland, 17-year-old Rue must find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss and addiction.”

Creator Levinson actually modeled the show after his own struggles with addiction. In recalling a meeting he had with HBO’s Orsi, Levinson said, “We just had a conversation about just life and her life and my life and various struggles that, you know, we've been through and things and she said, ‘Great, you know, well go and write that.’ And I said, ‘What?’ And she goes, ‘Everything we just talked about.’”

3. Is There a Trailer for Euphoria Season Three?

There is no trailer yet for Euphoria season three, however, when the series got renewed, a teaser clip was posted to the show’s official Instagram account.

In the video, the title logo appears, with a glowing “3” behind it. The caption of the post read, “#EUPHORIA has been renewed for season 3.”

For reference, the trailer for season two did not come out until November 2021 (about two months before the season premiere). So, we will likely get a clip for season three around the same time.

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4. Who Is in the Cast for Euphoria Season Three?

Several original cast members are expected to reprise their roles, including:

  • Zendaya as Rue
  • Hunter Schafer as Jules
  • Sydney Sweeney as Cassie
  • Alexa Demie as Maddy
  • Maude Apatow as Lexi
  • Jacob Elordi as Nate
  • Eric Dane as Cal
  • Nika King as Leslie
  • Algee Smith as Chris
  • Javon Walton as Ashtray
  • Dominic Fike as Elliot
  • Storm Reid as Gia
  • Austin Abrams as Ethan

However, one notable star will not be returning for the third season: Barbie Ferreira (Kat). Ferreira announced that she was leaving the series in August 2022, saying, “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.”

A year later, following rumors that Ferreira and Levinson experienced conflicts on set, the actress told Complex, “I just felt like, maybe it’s like I overstayed my welcome a little bit? So for me, I actually felt good to be like, ‘Okay, I get to not worry about this, and we both don’t get too worried about this,’ because it’s exhausting.”

Tragically, another star who will not be returning is Angus Cloud, who portrayed Fezco. The Oakland native passed away in July 2023, at the age of 25.

His life was commemorated on the official HBO and Euphoria Instagram accounts, with a message that read: “We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Angus Cloud. He was immensely talented and a beloved part of the HBO and Euphoria family. We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.”

5. Will Season Three of Euphoria Be the Final Season?

Don't stress, Euphoria fans, because season three certainly won't be the final installment of the popular series.

HBO’s Chief Content Officer, Casey Bloys, teased that the show could go well beyond the third season (even though future installments have not yet been officially ordered).

This was reported by Deadline in September 2022, per ScreenRant. The site stated, “In recent remarks, Bloys confirms that Euphoria will not end with season 3. The CCO says that he, along with his team, looks to keep the series going and intends to find ways to continue its evolution as the characters get older.”

We'll have our fingers crossed. But in the meantime, we'll be counting down the days until we get season three.

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