Euphoria Season 3: Everything we know so far

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The wildly popular HBO teen drama Euphoria is set to return for Season 3 – here’s everything we know about the compelling drama’s third chapter, including potential release date and plot details, as well as the cast and more.

Euphoria’s messy and at times confronting portrayal of teenage life and the complexities of addiction took the world by storm when the first two seasons dropped. The massive success of the show was in large part due to the compelling performances from its lead actors. 

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In particular, Zendaya found massive success in the main role of Rue, a troubled teen suffering from a drug addiction, with the Disney star earning multiple awards – including a Golden Globe.

While the third season of the show is still likely to be a while away, here’s everything we know so far about what to expect from Season 3 of Euphoria.

Is there a Euphoria Season 3 release date?

As of writing, Euphoria is expected to come out sometime in 2025, but there is no official release date.

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A Vogue interview with Euphoria star Maude Apatow reported that Euphoria Season 3 was initially set to beginning shooting at the end of 2023. In the same interview, Apatow revealed that she is still in the dark when it comes to the upcoming season and what it might be about. “I honestly don’t know a single thing,” she says. “We should be getting scripts and hearing about next season soon-ish, but I’m totally in the dark!” 

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However, these plans have all been thrown further in the dark with the recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which will delay Season 3 until 2025, as reported by Variety.

Be sure to keep checking back here as we update this section with all the latest details.

Which of the cast will be returning for Euphoria Season 3?

So far, it appears that most of the main cast will be returning for Season 3 of Euphoria. While there were rumors circulating that Zendaya would be leaving the show, as far as we know she will be back as Rue for Season 3.

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As well as Zendaya, the following actors are all set to return for Season 3:

  • Hunter Schafer as Jules
  • Jacob Elordi as Nate
  • Alexa Demie as Maddy
  • Algee Smith as Chris
  • Sydney Sweeney as Cassie
  • Maude Apatow as Lexi
  • Storm Reid as Gia
  • Nika King as Leslie
  • Austin Abrams as Ethan
  • Colman Domingo as Ali
  • Dominic Fike as Elliot

However, the one cast member that has been confirmed to be not returning is Barbie Ferreira. Ferreira – who played Kat Hernandez in season one and two of the show – revealed that she would not be coming back to the show in Season 3, due to not wanting to become just the “fat best friend.” She made the announcement via Instagram in August of this year, writing out a message to her followers.

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“After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a very teary-eyed goodbye,” she said.

“I hope many of you could see yourself in her like I did and that she brought you joy to see her journey into the character that she is today. I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you Katherine Hernandez.”

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Other actors who will not be returning for Euphoria Season 3 include Javon Walton, whose character Ash Tray met a violent end at the finale of Season 2.

Fezco is also unlikely to return for Season 3 after the tragic death of actor Angus Cloud in July 2023.

Do we know anything about Euphoria Season 3’s plot?

Currently, there are no details on what will occur in Season 3 of Euphoria.

The finale of Season 2 was a massive cliffhanger, one that was explosive and left many of the pre-existing relationships between the characters shattered or damaged. For Rue, Season 3 will likely follow her journey now that she is longer in a relationship with Jules. A with a reconciliation between the two characters a potential focus of the third season.

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One of the biggest changes to a character in Season 2 was Cassie, marking her decline from her happy-go-lucky attitude into a more obsessed and selfish person. And while the end of Season 2 seemed like breaking point for the character, actor Sydney Sweeney has said she hopes to continue exploring the dark side of Cassie in Season 3.

“There was a bit of Cassie that I got to play with when she started saying that she’s crazier than Maddy in a scene with Nate. And she kind of got a little more evil and dark and serious, and not so frantic. I would love to play with more of that streak within herself,” she told Variety.

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“I like playing characters that are complex and have multiple layers. And people wonder if they’re evil or good, and pure or not. I like playing characters that make people think and make me think.

“Cassie, especially in the beginning, I never thought of her as scary. I just think of her as a really fragile, damaged girl.”

However, Sam Levinson recently revealed to Elle that he sees Euphoria Season 3 as a “noir” and, though Zendaya’s character Rue, he plans to “explore what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world.”

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We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all the latest Euphoria Season 3 news.

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