Cue the Labrinth score, Euphoria‘s getting a season 3. HBO has renewed its hit drama, created by Sam Levinson and starring Emmy-winner Zendaya and Hunter Schafer, midway through a dramatic and record-breaking second season.
Arriving two years after its breakout debut in 2019, the season 2 premiere drew in 14 million viewers across HBO and HBO Max, doubling its average audience of 6.6 million in season 1. The premiere was also the No. 1 most social premium cable episode since the Game of Thrones finale, per Variety. Both the audience and the social engagement have kept up over the four episodes so far, thanks in part to popular clips and memes.
“Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken Season 2 to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart,” HBO’s EVP of programming, Francesca Orsi said in a statement. “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 3.”
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Details about season 3 are largely unknown, though its likely that Zendaya and Schafer will return, along with cast members Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie, Sydney Sweeney, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Storm Reid, and Colman Domingo. The plot of season 3, as well as the returns of newcomers Dominic Fike and Chloe Cherry, largely depend on the events of the rest of season 2, which still has four more episodes to go, with the season finale scheduled to air on February 27.
When will season 3 air?
There isn’t a confirmed date for Euphoria to return to our screens just yet, but it’s estimated to air either late 2023 or early 2024.
Which cast members will return?
It’s safe to predict that the show’s biggest stars — including Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Alexa Demie, Sydney Sweeney, Jacob Elordi, Maude Apatow, Storm Reid, and Barbie Ferreira will reprise their characters for the show’s next season. It’s unclear whether or not we’ll see more of Cal Jacobs (Eric Dane) since in the season 3 finale he was turned into the police by his son. Ashtray (Javon Walton) could also only return by way of flashbacks or dream sequences since his character was killed in a police shootout in season 2’s final episode.
Will there be more “Fexi”?
According to Maude Apatow who portrays Lexi on the series — hopefully! The blossoming friendship (and maybe romance) between Fez and Lexi became a fan favorite storyline this season. Per Entertainment Weekly, Apatow herself also wants to see the “innocent and sweet” relationship explored further next season.
“I think Angus is such a great actor, and we just have so much fun working together,” the actress told the outlet. “So for selfish reasons, I hope we get to do more scenes together because it’s fun.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.