Naturally, the actors strike has impacted Season 3 of Euphoria, HBO's super popular high school series. HBO has confirmed that we won't see how that Season 2 cliffhanger resolves until 2025, and aside from the confirmation that Barbie Ferreira will not appear in the new season, we don't know much else about what will happen in the third season. Right now, all we can do is wait.
Until we get some news, we'll be here debating whether this f---ing play is about us and updating this post as more information gets released.
In November, HBO CEO Casey Bloys announced that Euphoria Season 3 will air in 2025. The news was confirmed in a "Coming in 2025" sizzle reel shown at a press event, alongside The Last of Us Season 2 and The White Lotus Season 3.
This news isn't a huge surprise after HBO's head of drama Francesca Orsi told Deadline in May that Euphoria Season 3 would "ideally" be released sometime in 2025. "We can't start shooting, so the delivery of that show — ideally in 2025 — will be determined on when we can pick back up with Sam [Levinson]," Orsi said.
Well, this is where it gets interesting. Reports of behind-the-scenes drama plagued Euphoria during Season 2, much of it centering on a rumored feud between creator Sam Levinson and star Barbie Ferreira. In August 2022, Ferreira announced via Instagram that she won't be reprising her role as Kat in the show's third season, writing, "After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I'm having to say a very teary-eyed goodbye. 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 she is today. I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you Katherine Hernandez."
In April, Ferreira addressed her exit from the series on the "Armchair Expert" podcast. She called the move a "mutual decision," saying, "I don't think there was a place for [Kat] to go." Ferreira added, "I don't know if it was going to do her justice, and I think both parties knew that. I really wanted to be able to not be the fat best friend. I don't want to play that, and I think they didn't want that either." She also denied rumors that she had walked off set during the second season.
Other than Ferreira's exit, no other casting updates have been announced yet. It seems safe to assume Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Colman Domingo, Eric Dane, and Storm Reid will all be back.
Euphoria Seasons 1 and 2 are now available to stream on Max.