HBO has given the green light to Euphoria Season 3 ahead of the February 27 season two finale. The Emmy-winning drama series is created, written, directed and executive produced by Sam Levinson.
Starring Emmy winner Zendaya, and produced in partnership with A24, the eight-episode second season of Euphoria debuted on January 9 with episodes airing weekly on HBO and HBO Max.
“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,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming.
“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.”
In the second season, amidst the intertwining lives in the town of East Highland, 17-year-old Rue (Zendaya) must find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss, and addiction.
The cast also includes Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, Storm Reid and Austin Abrams.
The executive producers of Euphoria Season 3 are Sam Levinson, Kevin Turen, Ravi Nandan, Drake, Adel “Future” Nur, Zendaya, Will Greenfield, Ashley Levinson, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, and Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein.
The series is based on the Israeli series of the same name, which was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, from HOT.
NPR heralded the second season of Euphoria as “a creative triumph,” calling it “thrilling, daring, disquieting and compelling.” Vulture praised it for an “abundance of artistic confidence that makes it intoxicating to watch.”
Mashable hailed the season as “spectacular,” “stupefyingly bold,” and “an electrifying ride,” noting “Zendaya is at a career-best.”
Euphoria‘s season two premiere episode debuted as the most viewed episode of an HBO series ever on HBO Max, currently with more than 14 million viewers across platforms, more than double the average audience of Season 1 (6.6 million viewers per episode).
The season two premiere episode was also the #1 most social premium cable episode since the Game of Thrones finale in May 2019.