‘Euphoria’ Season 3 Isn’t Canceled, It’s Just Delayed

Contrary to what you might have heard, Euphoria isn’t canceled. Just don’t expect to watch season three anytime soon.

On Sunday, March 25, the entertainment website World of Reel reported the rumor that future installments of the HBO series had been “totally scrapped,” information that soon began making the rounds on social media.

However, an HBO spokesperson disputed this claim in a statement to Variety Monday.

“HBO and [series creator] Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season,” the spokesperson said. “In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.”

Deadline reported that although the Euphoria team discussed doing a movie instead, they ultimately decided to stick to a third season. Last November, HBO confirmed that Euphoria season three is set to premiere in 2025.

Because several of Euphoria’s stars — such as Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, and Sydney Sweeney — have gained significantly higher profiles in Hollywood since appearing on the show, managing to coordinate their schedules for another season will be no easy task. Season three will also have to address the absence of main cast member Angus Cloud, who died in July 2023 and played drug dealer Fez.

Levinson has also been embroiled in some controversy during Euphoria’s hiatus. In a March 2023 Rolling Stone piece, an anonymous source described the set of his follow-up HBO series, The Idol, as “really tough, very scarring.” Sources previously told The Daily Beast that while filming Euphoria season two, Levinson often arrived on set without a shot list, causing work days to last upwards of 15 hours.

Still, the creator is all in on Euphoria season three. In August 2023, Levinson offered hints about the future of the show for an Elle profile of Zendaya. He described the third season as a “film noir,” adding that he plans to use her character, Rue, to “explore what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world.”

Get the best of what’s queer. Sign up for Them’s weekly newsletter here.