Could Euphoria fans be any more excited? “You better be joking,” says our girl Maddy the baddy.
HBO’s Euphoria, this year’s sensational show so far, just got renewed for Season 3. Considering Season 2 hasn’t even finished airing, this is a big win!
Maddy the Baddy, Rue Rue, F boy Nate, Fez and his not-so-little thug Ashtray, the latest playwright in town Lexi, Jules, Elliot and this season’s biggest star, Cassie and all of the East Highland High School students will be back for Season 3 (only if they don’t get themselves killed in Season 2).
If you hadn’t heard about Euphoria, you’d probably be living in your own little bubble. No worries, you’ll get an idea at the end of this article. (**little spoilers ahead**)
Here’s everything you need to know about Euphoria Season 3:
What do we know about Euphoria Season 3?
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.”
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When will Euphoria Season 3 be released?
No release date for Euphoria Season 3 hasn’t been announced yet, but we’re hoping it won’t be too long after Season 2. Season 1 premiered in June 2019, followed by two stand-alone episodes in January 2021. Euphoria Season 2 was one of the many production-delay casualties of the Coronavirus pandemic, and it finally premiered in January 2022.
What are we expecting from Euphoria Season 3?
We’d say more drama, more drugs, more trauma, more mess. As of now, the biggest drama is going on between our girl Maddy, the toxic Nate and a miserable Cassie. The Maddy show hasn’t even started yet. The character who ruled season one was Maddy, and we are waiting with bated breath for Maddy to be the baddy she is.
Furthermore, Rue, the show’s supposed lead character, is living in another dimension at the moment, which explains Eliot and Jules’ affair. We are right now unaware of how these two love triangles end. If it ends like the way Cassie imagined in the first episodes of season 2, that would be wild to watch. Euphoria‘s writing is at its best when it comes to Jules, who is visibly hurt by everything Rue says or does. Rue’s addiction is not only damaging to her life and body but also to the people who love her.
Fezco, Oh Fez! This season, Fez became a fan favorite in the very first episode itself. Fez, the drug dealer, Grandma G’s little business partner, Nate’s head smasher, Rue’s family, and finally, Lexi’s love interest. Fez and Lexi is the most recent ship among fans. The way the show’s narrative is going, we are not so sure about them getting more screen-time, but if it does good for us, if it doesn’t, that’s one of the narratives for Season 3. Also, Lexi’s character feels like a ticking time bomb waiting to go off at any moment. That play she’s writing has quite the potential to create a drama that’s big enough for season 3.
Meanwhile, Cal is living his best life these days. This season unraveled a lot about the man Cal Jacobs is. He has been repressing his sexual identity all these years, and it isn’t really an excuse for the things he’s done. And the show creators also don’t ask you to forgive or feel bad for Cal. Where is Derek? Is a question that is unanswered right now. It’s unclear whether writers intend to revisit Cal’s romance with Derek, but it’s absolutely possible.
What is Euphoria, anyway?
A dark, harsh, traumatizing, exhausting, hellish tale of a few high school students and the adults around them. Created by Sam Levinson, the Emmy nominated show has captivated fans since its launch in 2019. The show follows Rue Bennett, a recovering addict, as she leaves rehab over the summer. Although she instantly reverts to her old ways, she begins to try to stay clean after meeting new student Jules.
The characters are so different and diametrically opposite that everyone’s narrative will feel like a different show. In the last episode, when Cassie addressed Rue in the bathroom, “Hey, Rue Rue,” it felt like some crossover episode.
Nothing beats the thrill of watching Euphoria in all of its psychedelic, rebellious, and dark glory.
Why watch Euphoria?
Short answer: You could watch the entire Euphoria just to see the latest love montage they shot for Episode 4 of Season 2.
To date, 14 million people have seen Season 2’s first episode, which aired on HBO and HBO Max on January 9, 2022. Season 1’s episodes had an average viewership of 6.6 million viewers over their summer 2019 run, which means it is nearly a 100 per cent increase. Furthermore, since the Game of Thrones finale in May 2019, the Season 2 premiere was the Number 1 most social premium cable show.
There are a lot of reasons for Euphoria’s popularity. You could say Emmy winning actress Zendaya’s portrayal of Rue, the daring representation of sexuality and substance use, the brilliant camera work, or you could just stick around for the soundtrack and the eye-makeup aesthetic!
Is Euphoria relatable? Not really. Euphoria is psychedelic. All we can say is, if any of the characters in Euphoria felt relatable to you, you need urgent help.
Who is in the cast of Euphoria Season 3?
Zendaya as Rue, Hunter Schafer as Jules, and the main co-stars, Alexa Demie (Maddy), Sydney Sweeney (Cassie), Jacob Elordi (Nate), and Angus Cloud (Fez), are all expected to return. There’s no news yet on whether newcomers Dominic Fike (Elliot) and Chloe Cherry (Faye) will reprise their roles.
Where can you watch Euphoria?
Every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST, a new episode of Euphoria Season 2 airs on HBO. It will also be available to stream online on HBO Max.