What’s next in the life of Rue Bennett? Here is everything we know so far about Euphoria Season 3.
Attention viewers! The eagerly anticipated third season of Euphoria is officially underway—and sooner than you think. 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! It’s good to get some updates, considering the series was renewed for a third season back in February 2022.
It’s been a long time since then, and no prospective premiere date has been acknowledged yet, but with a confirmed production timeline, it is now clearly stated that the series is definitely 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.
Euphoria Season 3: What to expect?
Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, stated, “Sam, 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. 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.”
The latest reports circulating all over social media, the time jump in Euphoria Season 3 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.
For context read her full comments, and 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.”
Moreover, Zendaya, who plays Ruby “Rue” Bennett, kind of 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.”
The cast members who are expected to return are Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Eric Dane, Colman Domingo, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, Storm Reid, Austin Abrams, and more. It’s uncertain whether we’ll see more of Cal Jacobs after his kid handed him into the police in the season 3 finale.
Since his character was murdered in a police firefight in the final episode of season 2, Ashtray could only return through flashbacks or dream sequences. Moreover, Barbie Ferreira, who portrayed Kat in Seasons 1 and 2 of HBO’s Euphoria, has announced that she will not return for Season 3. In the meantime, look at some tweets from fans following the unexpected five-year gap was announced for Euphoria Season 3:
when euphoria season 3 opens with rue in a coma, fez serving a life sentence, and cassie chasing a toddler through her and nates house pic.twitter.com/mxgDvE6fgA
— idgaf war veteran (@sicksadchris) April 7, 2023
Euphoria season 3 has a five-year time jump??? we’re not going to see Maddy kill it at Prom??? pic.twitter.com/iLLPSg383I
— ☆ this Barbie is 𝓙𝓮𝔀𝓮𝓵𝓼 ☆ (@jewelsology) April 7, 2023
Never thought I’d be so unexcited for euphoria like what will season 3 even be https://t.co/GECnpn2NYX
— kcat 💞 (@kcat969) April 7, 2023
FIVE YEARS TIME JUMP IN EUPHORIA SEASON 3 ?? ARE U JOKING ???
— ❧ (@sophfilmz) April 7, 2023
sam levinson is about to do weird shit now that euphoria season 3 will have a time skip pic.twitter.com/maJK1jX9pM
— َ (@yamazakifiles) April 7, 2023
Euphoria Season 3 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season is expected to have a total of 8 episodes with an average runtime of 48 to 65 minutes, just like the prior seasons. Additionally, the episode titles and synopsis of the series are not released yet, and will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming days, and binge-watch the last two seasons to recall the events.
When released, Euphoria Season 3, along with prior seasons, will be available to stream exclusively on HBO Max. International viewers can also watch the show by renting or purchasing on Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime, and iTunes. depending on the viewer’s location and membership plans to the preference of the users. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream on HBO and HBO Max simultaneously depend on the package you choose.
Euphoria Season 3: Is there any teaser or trailer?
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.”
Catch up with the prior seasons on HBO and HBO Max while you wait for more updates on Euphoria Season 3.