HBO Says ‘Euphoria’ Season 3 Delayed, After Reports the Show Was Canceled

Zendaya in "Euphoria" (Credit: Eddy Chen/HBO)

Season 3 of Euphoria has been pushed back again, but HBO says it’s still happening and show creator Sam Levinson continues to work on scripts for drama.

“HBO and Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season,” HBO said in a statement to Variety on Monday, March 25. “In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.”

The announcement came after reports surfaced Sunday, saying the show had been canceled.

Several websites, including World of Reel, reported filming on season 3 was “totally scrapped” following repeated production delays, and on Friday the cast was told they could “free up their schedules for other projects.”

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The cast includes Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Colman Domingo, Maude Apatow, Sydney Sweeney, and Storm Reid, who all have thriving film careers.

Domingo was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his performance in the Netflix film Rustin, and earlier this month picked up two NAACP Image Awards — one for Rustin and a second for his supporting role as Mister in The Color Purple.

Meanwhile, Zendaya is currently starring in the blockbuster Dune: Part Two; Sweeney has roles in the recent releases Immaculate, Madame Web, and Anyone But You; and Elordi had parts in last year’s critically acclaimed Priscilla and Saltburn.

HBO renewed Euphoria for a third season in February 2022, but filming was pushed back because of last year’s Hollywood strikes and the July 2023 death of Angus Cloud, who played drug dealer Fez.

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