With the disappointing news that Barbie Ferreira’s Kat Hernandez character will not be returning for season three of the hit HBO series Euphoria, viewers may use a pick-me-up. According to Production Weekly, Sam Levinson’s glitzy drama will resume filming in February 2023 for Season 3.
Production is scheduled to begin a year after the terrible Season 2 finale aired, giving us plenty of time to process the gravity of what happened. We know you are exhausted, but those of us who are missing Angus Cloud’s live tweeting is feeling your pain.
Friends, please wait just a bit longer. Each hour-long episode of Euphoria requires around a month to film and perfect, according to makeup artist Donni Davy.
The previous two seasons of Levinson’s show both consisted of eight episodes, and both the narrative and the photography were dense with dramatic tension. It has also been mentioned that the filming days for Euphoria are long, and there is no writers’ room.
Cloud, who portrays Fezco, the kindly and wise heroin dealer played by Zendaya’s Rue, told Vulture that the harrowing shootout scene “…took like a solid three 12-hour days,” to film. Some viewers felt dissatisfied as Season 2 ended, saying the final episode did not live up to expectations.
Ashtray (Javon Walton), Fez’s vicious and protective younger brother, may have met a brutal end as the season concluded with a SWAT unit invading Fezco’s residence. A few essential story details seemed to be ignored, such as Rue’s $10,000 drug debt to drug lord Laurie that she was carrying around in a suitcase (Martha Kelly).
The events that transpired between Nate (Jacob Elordi) and his father, or the position that Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Maddy (Alexa Demie) will take once the dust settles, are not worth discussing. Fans are still reeling and hope that those loose ends are addressed, despite Zendaya’s wanting to know where these characters are after high school.
Now that Ferreira has left, the show could jump ahead in time quite a bit. Given the caliber of the show’s cast members, competing commitments on their part are almost definitely to blame for the delay.
The cast of Euphoria also includes Sweeney, who will appear alongside Dakota Johnson and Emma Roberts in the Spider-Man spinoff Madame Web; Storm Reid, who plays Rue’s stressed younger sister Gia, who will play Riley in the highly anticipated series adaptation of The Last of Us; Hunter Schafer, who will play Tigris Snow in the Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes; Elordi, who is currently filming Emerald Fennell’s sophomore feature film.
Zendaya, nominated for an Emmy and serves as a producer on the HBO series, has recently finished shooting the romantic drama Challengers with Josh O’Connor (The Crown) and is currently filming the sequel. Levinson, who also serves as director and executive producer on several episodes, is the program’s creator and writer.
A launch in 2024, as had been predicted, now appears likely, though when we learn whether Levinson concludes Laurie’s narrative in January, as he did in Season 2, or in the summer, as he did in Season 1, it is still up in the air. Seasons 1 and 2 of Euphoria, including both of the specials, are currently streaming in their entirety on HBO Max.