Here's to more wild house parties, glittery eye looks and hormonal teen drama: Euphoria season 3 is officially a go.
HBO announced the renewal of its hit series on Friday, February 4, about halfway through Euphoria season 2. Seeing as it's a veritable smash hit, pulling in 14 million viewers since the premiere on January 9—more than double season one's viewership of 6.6 million—a renewal is not all that surprising. (Season one of the show nabbed three awards at the 2020 Emmy's, including a historic Best Lead Actress win for Zendaya.)
Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming, said in a statement: “[Creator Sam Levinson], Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken season two 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 three,” Orsi said.
So what can we expect from season three with Rue and the crew? Let's find out.
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'Euphoria' season 3 gets picked up by HBO:
HBO and HBO Max announced the renewal via social media posts with the caption: "Glowing from that #euphoria season 3 greenlight." We are too!
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What can we expect from 'Euphoria' season 3?
Social media is already abuzz with the news of the renewal, especially fans shipping the budding romance between big-hearted drug dealer Fezco (played by Angus Cloud) and Lexi, Euphoria's resident good girl (played by Maude Apatow).
One viewer (opens in new tab) took to Twitter to say: "Sam Levinson better write a bomb Fexi story Line for season 3!!" Another said (opens in new tab): "All of season 3 will be fexi…manifesting that shit" while another confidently declared: "EUPHORIA SEASON 3 CONFIRMED, FEXI ENDGAME COMING."
However, we cannot get terribly excited quite yet. Ahead of the season 2 finale, fans have been wondering "Does Fezco die in Euphoria?" after a troubling episode 8 promo, and the fact that he is nowhere to be seen at Lexi's show. Truthfully, we're a bit anxious about his fate—especially after Cloud's tell-all interview with Complex.
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Elsewhere, we might see expanded story arcs for series newcomers like Dominic Fike, who plays Elliot from Euphoria, one-third of the love triangle between Rue and Jules or Chloe Cherry, who portrays Faye, Fez's scene-stealing new roommate.
The actor and musician confirmed on The Tonight Show on February 24 that he will "absolutely" return for the third season, and rumor has it—according to host Jimmy Fallon—that some of Fike's new music from his second album might appear at some point throughout the season 2 finale. Fike was mum on the details.
We've seen less of some staple characters in season two, including Barbie Ferreira's Kat Hernandez or Algee Smith's Chris McKay, so hopefully, they get more screen time in the show's third edition alongside likely returning cast members Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Sydney Sweeney and Jacob Elordi.
Is there a 'Euphoria' season 3 release date?
We're not quite sure when to expect the third installment, as season 2 is still underway (though not for much longer). As soon as we've snagged the details, we'll be sure to fill you in.
Season one premiered in July 2019. Due to COVID-related delays, season two didn't drop until January 2022, with two hour-long specials focused on Rue Bennett and Jules Vaughn released to hold fans over in December 2020.
How many episodes are in 'Euphoria' season 2?
Season two of Euphoria will have eight episodes in total, with the season finale airing on Sunday, February 27. As the first season also boasted eight episodes, we can safely assume that season three will include the same episode count. Whether there will be any more supplemental Euphoria specials released in the meantime remains to be seen! We, of course, are keeping our fingers crossed.
Euphoria season 2 is currently airing every Sunday at 9pm on HBO and HBO Max. If you want to celebrate the finale, check out our tips for throwing the ultimate Euphoria themed party—ambiance, snacks, style and all.
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.
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