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Euphoria Creator Teases S3 Will Be A Noir Set In A 'Corrupt World'

'Euphoria' Creator Teases S3 Will Be A Noir Set In A 'Corrupt World'

Hunter Schafer and Zendaya in 'Euphoria'
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When will the hit show be back for its third season?

Fans of the hit HBO show Euphoria have been eagerly awaiting news about a third season since the second season wrapped in 2022 and while we still don’t have a release date, creator Sam Levinson did offer a glimpse of what we can expect.

In a recent interview with Levinson, he described the upcoming season as a “film noir” and said that recovering addict Rue (Zendaya) would "explore what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world."

Euphoria is an adaptation of an Israeli show of the same name and follows a group of teenagers in the fictional city of East Highland, Calif. as they deal with teen angst, love, loss and addiction.

The dark themes and gritty nature of the series seem like they would lend themselves to the noir genre and have us wondering who the mysterious and dangerous femme fatale would be. Would it be Rue? Or maybe Jules (Hunter Schafer)?

It’s also hard to predict what direction the show will go in considering Barbie Ferreira (who plays Kat) left the show, telling the Armchair Expert podcast that she no longer wanted to play the “fat best friend.”

It’s also unclear how Euphoria will handle the unexpected death of actor Angus Cloud, who played main character Fez.

It’s been rumored that the show will come back for its third season in 2024, but with the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes still ongoing and the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers refusing to negotiate in good faith, it’s hard to say when production of the series will begin.

In an interview at the Cannes International Film Festival back in May, producer Jeremy O. Haris was quoted as saying that Levinson “is not a scab” and that the production of season three is halted until studio executives like Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav come to a fair agreement with the unions.

“That’s what I’ll say about Season 3 of Euphoria,” O’Harris said. “Make a deal, David. It’s easy. Just come to that table.”

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