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HBO Confirms Bad News for Euphoria Season 3—Here’s What it Means for the Series

Fans of Euphoria have been on a rollercoaster of updates while awaiting Season 3 of the HBO series, and the latest news from the network only confirms more bad news.

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The Sag-Aftra strike, actors’ commitments to other projects, and more factors have already caused massive delays to Season 3 of Euphoria. Now, television network HBO has confirmed that the wait will only get longer, as the hit series’ production has been put on an indefinite pause. While it seemed like work on Season 3 of the teen drama was underway following the end of the Sag-Aftra and WGA strikes, with cast member Sydney Sweeney even hinting at the beginning of filming later this year, recent rumors circulated that the show has been canceled. HBO has since confirmed that the series has instead been met with a major delay, with creator Sam Levinson reworking scripts as they aim to lean away from the high school-centered plot.

“HBO and Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season,” an HBO spokesperson told Variety. “In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.” The ensemble cast includes Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, Maude Apatow, Jacob Elordi, and more, many of whom have gone on to star in successful projects since the show first aired. As per the new script, the actors may return to play their characters who are out of high school, in order to do justice to the timeline given that Season 2 of the series premiered in January 2022. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon in January, Priscilla star Elordi joked that Season 3 of Euphoria would have to showcase a time jump, otherwise it would “seem like a weird bit.” He said, “I hope it’s soon, or they’re going to have to Benjamin Button me or something. I’m going to have a bad back walking down the hallway, you know?”

According to reports, HBO is still aiming for a 2025 premiere, however, filming is yet to commence due to the ongoing work on scripts.

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