Are the rumors true? Will Euphoria return in May 2023? Here is everything we know about the potential release date of Euphoria Season 3.
This hit teen drama series from HBO has taken the world by storm with its raw depiction of modern society’s struggles. The show explores a world of drugs, sex, and trauma that resonated with audiences across the world. However, ever since the second season concluded, fans have been eagerly awaiting news on when the much-anticipated third season will premiere and if there’s any hope of its return in May 2023 or not.
Sadly, HBO has yet to confirm the official release date for the upcoming season, once again leaving fans in the dark about whether it will even make a return this summer.
We know that this wait has been torturous for the fans who have been invested in the show’s story since the pilot episode and have been speculating on what’s in store for Rue, Jules, and the rest of the cast. While we understand your desperation surrounding the lack of updates for its return, we have some good news to share with you! Firstly, let’s be clear that there is no way the series can make its return next month.
We are certain in reporting this because recently, the show’s costume designer, Heidi Bivens, sat down with Vogue to talk about her work on the series and revealed that Season 3 is scheduled to begin filming in June 2023! There is still a long way for the production to even begin, which clears up all the doubts and rumors about its return on HBO in May 2023.
As mentioned above, no prospective premiere date for Euphoria Season 3 has been acknowledged yet, but with a confirmed production timeline, it is now definite that this American teen drama television series is aiming for an early to mid-2024 release by premiering new episodes every Sunday, just like the previous seasons on HBO for cable subscribers and on HBO Max, streaming simultaneously at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The creators won’t delay it further as Euphoria has become one of the most talked-about shows in recent memory, gaining a devoted fanbase and critical acclaim. For its second season, it became the second-most-watched HBO series of all time, with episodes averaging 16.3 million viewers, until it was surpassed by House of the Dragon. The show’s production team is well aware of these facts, and they will likely want to continue the show’s success by releasing a third season as soon as possible.
However, as with anything in the entertainment industry, there are many factors that could impact the release date of Euphoria Season 3. There is also the question of the show’s creator and writer, Sam Levinson. As he has several other projects in the pipeline with a brand new series for HBO, “The Idol,” which is scheduled to make its debut on June 4, 2023. It’s possible that his schedule could have impacted the production of “Euphoria,” leading to a delay in the show’s release.
However, with HBO’s emphasis on keeping their hit shows running, it is unlikely that scheduling issues would get in the way for the next months. In conclusion, all the rumors surrounding the likely return of Euphoria Season 3 in May 2023 are debunked, but there are still reasons to believe that it’s impossible!
Euphoria Season 3: What to expect in the new season?
The latest reports circulating all over social media suggest that there would be a time jump in Euphoria Season 3 that could last up to five years. The finale of Euphoria Season 2 also alluded to a time jump, and since then, rumors have abounded about how many years in the future the third season of the show will be set and what it will look like. In a recent interview with Vogue, a costume designer from the show revealed potential details about Season 3’s time jump.
Heidi Bivens stated, “There is talk of it being approximately five years in the future,” with the characters no longer in high school.
Read her full comment, quote, “I’ll do everything I can to make the third season of the show successful. I’m really excited to read the scripts. There is talk of it being approximately five years in the future, and that they’re not in high school anymore. Dorothy’s not in Kansas anymore. I mean, it might be a total trip. Who can say? But knowing Sam’s brain, it’s gonna be exciting, and he will challenge all of us because he won’t want to repeat himself. It’ll be something new for the audience to discover.”
Zendaya also added an official stamp to these time jump reports in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, when asked, “What are you as a producer and an actor hoping to see in season three?” She replied:
“I think it’ll be exciting to explore the characters out of high school. I want to see what Rue looks like in her sobriety journey, and how chaotic that might look. 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 in the third season. There’s so much talent, you want to make sure everybody has the chance to have that.”
Speaking to Variety, Zendaya also stated, “Rue wants to be here and it’s up to her now. I really hope we can explore her life in the future, closer to the other side and her sobriety journey. We carried her all the way to hopefully what is rock bottom and a dark moment, and hopefully by the end, [we] leave with a sense of happiness and joy that there is hope for her.”
Additionally, the network hasn’t released any new promos for the third season, so we urge the fans to stream the prior season to get up to date with the plot, as the second season mostly received positive reviews, with critics praising the performances and visuals but criticizing the season’s pace and characterization. On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season received a “Certified Fresh” score of 81%, with an average rating of 7.05/10 based on 110 reviews.
Moreover, Metacritic assigned the season a score of 74 out of 100 based on 19 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Meanwhile, take a look at the trailer of the second season which showcases, “Zendaya returns as Rue, who’s relapsed since Jules left her for the city. With school back in session, Rue faces new obstacles to her sobriety and her relationship with Jules. Tensions also rise between Nate, Maddy, and Cassie, while Lexi takes on a creative venture.”
Take a look at the official trailer for Euphoria Season 2 below:
Catch up with the prior seasons on HBO while you wait for more updates on Euphoria Season 3 official release date.