Euphoria season 3’s filming start has officially been revealed and here are all the details.
During a recent appearance on The Run-Through with Vogue podcast, the show’s costume designer, Heidi Bivens, was asked when Euphoria season 3 starts filming, and it’s sooner than you think.
“It starts shooting in June, so prep in May, so very, very soon… in Los Angeles.”
This latest news may come off as a surprise, especially because earlier this year, star Maude Apatow said season 3 wasn’t scheduled to start shooting until the latter half of 2023. Reports about the idol’s troubled production also seemed to suggest that the new season would also be delayed as a result. But if we consider this new information, Euphoria season 3 could finish filming in time to meet its early 2024 release date as originally promised.
Although not officially confirmed, it is very likely that the new season will get eight episodes, similar to the first two seasons. And after the first episode releases in 2023, new episodes will be released weekly, so audiences will need active subscriptions to the relevant streaming services or television packages. If you’re in the US, you will be able to watch Euphoria Season 3 on HBO, and UK viewers will be able to watch episodes on Sky Atlantic or through NOW.
Which of the cast will be returning for Euphoria season 3?
So far, it appears that most of the main cast will be returning for Season 3 of Euphoria with:
- Zendeya as Rue Bennett
- Hunter Schafer as Jules
- Jacob Elordi as Nate
- Alexa Demie as Maddy
- Algee Smith as Chris
- Sydney Sweeney as Cassie
- Maude Apatow as Lexi
- Storm Reid as Gia
- Nika King as Leslie
- Austin Abrams as Ethan
- Colman Domingo as Ali
- Dominic Fike as Elliot
However, the one cast member that has been confirmed to be not returning is Barbie Ferreira. Ferreira, who played Kat Hernandez in season one and two, revealed that she would not be coming back to the show in Season 3, due to not wanting to become just the “fat best friend.” She made the announcement via Instagram in August of this year, writing out a message to her followers.
“After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a very teary-eyed goodbye,” she said. “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 that she is today. I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you Katherine Hernandez.”
The other actor that will not be returning is Javon Walton, whose character Ash Tray met a violent end at the finale of Season 2.
What is the plot for Season 3?
Now, this is the million-dollar question. What will Euphoria Season 3 be about? Your guess is as good as ours! The finale of season 2 was a massive cliffhanger, one that was explosive and left many of the pre-existing relationships between the characters shattered or damaged. However, there’s a chance we’re not even in East Highland High anymore. According to Euphoria’s costume designer Heidi Bivens, there might be a time skip that will take us approximately five years into the future.
“I’m really excited to read the scripts. There is talk of it being approximately five years in the future, and that they’re not in high school anymore,” Bivens told Vogue. “Dorothy’s not in Kansas anymore. I mean, it might be a total trip. Who can say? But knowing Sam’s brain, it’s gonna be exciting, and he will challenge all of us, because he won’t want to repeat himself. It’ll be something new for the audience to discover.”
Looking back at an August 2022 interview with the The Hollywood Reporter, Zendaya had hinted at this time-jump possibility and revealed that she wants season 3 to explore the characters’ lives post-graduation.
“I want to see what Rue looks like in her sobriety journey, how chaotic that might look,” she said. “But also with all the characters, in the sense where they’re trying to figure out what to do with their lives when high school is over and what kind of people they want to be.”
“What was special about this [past] season was that we got to dive into [the other characters] in a much deeper sense. I think we can do that again with the third season. There’s so much talent, you want to make sure everybody has the chance to have that,” she added.
Whether you can imagine the East Highland crew outside the walls of high school or not, it might just be time to start envisioning it.