The second season of Euphoria amassed such a huge audience that HBO had to refer HBO to the figures achieved by the latter stages of Game of Thrones. All while every episode was the talk of social media, with audiences proclaiming their love for the characters. It didn’t take long for HBO to renew it for a third season, but creator Sam Levinson is currently wrapped up in another series for the platform (The Idol, starring The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp) and there’s still time for him to get to work on new episodes of Euphoria. So we can’t expect the third instalment until 2024 at the earliest.
That, in a teen series, comes at a price, and that is that it is not going to be credible for the actors to continue putting faces to high school students (if it was ever credible). Circumstances would force the plot to leave the school year behind, and luckily that’s just what Levinson’s team is planning, as Zendaya (who plays Rue and is an executive producer) hinted during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “It’s going to be exciting to explore the characters outside of high school,” she says, eager to see her character at the end of the tough rehabilitation process that Euphoria season two depicted.
Rue would go through a vital crossroads where she would also find her peers. “All the characters are trying to figure out what to do with their lives once high school is over, what kind of people they want to be”. In this sense, Zendaya promises that the third season would underwrite the second season’s interest in delving into characters beyond Rue and Jules (Hunter Schafer), the central couple of the series in its early stages. “The special thing about this season was that we were able to dive into other characters in a much deeper sense,” he said.
“I think we can do that again in season three. There’s so much talent that you want to make sure everyone gets their chance,” Zendaya concludes. So yes, it looks like Maude Apatow, Sydney Sweeney and Jacob Elordi will have more opportunities to shine.