Friday, July 12, 2024

Will “Euphoria” Season 3 Ever Happen? Expensive Stars, No Scripts May Make It Impossible


Will “Euphoria” season three ever happen?

The saga about troubled high school kids may never happen at this point. HBO says it’s delayed, which may be a nice way of saying, “It can’t be done.”

There are reports that the whole storyline for Season three was scrapped, which makes sense for a lot of reasons.

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

No kidding on in-demand cast. Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney have all become huge stars since Season Two. Colman Domingo was nominated for an Oscar. Would this gang really come back to HBO for their old salaries?

Then there’s the problem of Angus Cloud having died in the interim.

By the time “Euphoria” came back, there would have to be a significant time jump to make the characters adults in their mid 20s. They certainly couldn’t be in high school or even college at this point. It’s almost time for a series reunion show!

Maybe creator Sam Levinson should just do one final movie — two hours — and let this thing go. In its moment, it was historic. I don’t think it will work as an X rated “Knots Landing,” but you never know.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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