"Euphoria" Season 3 Is Officially Coming in 2025 — Here's What We Know
"Euphoria" fans are eagerly waiting for season three to arrive. While it's a ways away, we do know a little bit about what to expect.
Season two came to an end in February 2022, but the wait for more episodes has been torture. Unfortunately, fans are going to have to continue to be patient. On Nov. 2, HBO executive Casey Bloys revealed that season three will indeed be coming in 2025, along with other new seasons of HBO hits like "The Last of Us" and "The White Lotus." The popular HBO teen drama was renewed for season three on Feb. 4, 2022, following a record-breaking season that raked in a massive viewership of 2.4 million with its premiere.
Fans had already known that the new season might not be coming for a while even before the official announcement, in part due to the fact that the WGA strike that paused preproduction for months only ended recently. Earlier in the year, on the red carpet for the Met Gala on May 1, star Sydney Sweeney said during Vogue's livestream that the cast and crew "haven't started" season three yet, but assured, "It's coming."
The season's finale leaves fans with so many questions about what the future holds for our favorite East Highland teens: will Rue stay sober past her junior year of high school? Are she and Jules really over? Is the Maddy-Nate-Cassie love triangle really done? What will happen to Angus Cloud's Fez following the actor's death, and how will the show address the emotional fallout from his little brother Ashtray's death? Then, there's that whole missing-suitcase-full-of-drugs loose end that never got tied up. Let's just say, season three is bound to be a wild ride.
In the time since the season two finale, stars from the show have opened up about what they hope to see happen to their characters in season three and onward, from Zendaya to Chloe Cherry and Maude Apatow.
Read on to learn everything we know about "Euphoria" season three so far, from potential plot details to the returning cast.
"Euphoria" Season 3 Plot
While most plot details about "Euphoria" season three are still under wraps, the actors who portray these complex characters have given insight into where they want their onscreen personas to go next.
In an Aug. 13, 2022, interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Zendaya revealed she's most excited to explore the characters' lives outside of high school. "I want to see what Rue looks like in her sobriety journey, how chaotic that might look," she said. It'll definitely be interesting to see Rue's sobriety journey (and how Jules may (or may not) fit into it after what went down in season two). Zendaya continued, "But also with all the characters, in the sense where they're trying to figure out what to do with their lives when high school is over and what kind of people they want to be. What was special about this season was that we got to dive into [the other characters] in a much deeper sense. I think we can do that again with the third season. There's so much talent, you want to make sure everybody has the chance to have that."
In Zendaya's September 2023 Elle cover story, "Euphoria" creator Sam Levinson shared some tiny tidbits about season three's plot, teasing that he sees it as "film noir." He also said that through Zendaya's Rue, he plans to "explore what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world."
Apatow, who plays Lexi, opened up to Entertainment Weekly in February 2022 about her hopes for the slow-burn romance brewing between Fez, played by Cloud, and Lexi (aka Fexi). When asked about what season three holds for Fexi, she said she'd love to explore more of her relationship with Fez, adding at the time, "I love working with Angus." However, in the light of the actor's death, and the fact that filming hasn't started yet, we may only get to hear about Fez in season three.
Cherry, who plays Faye, hopes to return in season three and expressed a desire for her character to grow closer to Rue in future seasons. "I think Faye has a story of addiction to tell as Rue does; even though it's different," she told Variety in February 2022. "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." Seeing how fun their scenes together in the season two premiere are, we'd love to see Rue and Faye bond in season three.
As for Nate, Maddy, and Cassie, it's safe to assume they'll continue to deal with the fallout of their love triangle (if you can even call it that). Meanwhile, the show will have to find a way to address the aftermath of the shoot-out at Fez's house, as well as the emotional trauma of losing Ash.
"Euphoria" Season 3 Cast
It goes without saying that Zendaya (Rue) will be back for "Euphoria" season three. Beyond that, Sweeney, Dominic Fike (Elliot), and Eric Dane (Cal) have both confirmed they'll be returning for the new season.
Barring any surprises, the rest of the main "Euphoria" cast members will probably return for season three as well, including Apatow (Lexi), Hunter Schafer (Jules), Nika King (Rue's mom, Leslie), Alexa Demie (Maddy), Jacob Elordi (Nate), Storm Reid (Gia), and Colman Domingo (Ali).
Javon Walton probably won't return following Ashtray's apparent death amid the shoot-out (barring any surprise twist that sees his life saved, of course). And sadly, Barbie Ferreira (Kat) confirmed she won't appear in season three. Cloud is also very unlikely to appear in the new season unless old footage is used.
"Euphoria" Season 3 Premiere Date
Season three is officially premiering sometime in 2025.