Zendaya as Rue in 'Euphoria' season 2

We Finally Know When ‘Euphoria’ Season 3 Will Begin Filming

I would like to see it NOW please.

After another wrought season of Euphoria, we can at least take comfort in knowing that season 3 is on the way. HBO’s Executive VP of Programming Francesca Orsi confirmed as much to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that they “couldn’t be more honored to work with this gifted, wildly talented team or more excited to continue our journey with them into season 3.” A season 3 that will undoubtedly include most of the cast and characters we have learned to love (for the most part, looking at you Jacobs men) and maybe some new additions, too.

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As for the timeline of when the new season might start filming and airing, a fan tweet liked by Zendaya—reading “tomorrow is really the last episode of euphoria until 2024 huh :(“—might be a clue that it will be a while before we step foot into Euphoria High again.

While the long pause between seasons 1 and 2 was due to the COVID-19 pandemic putting a stop to all filming activities, there might be a number of reasons production for season 3 is expected to take up roughly the same amount of time—maybe some scheduling conflicts for the actors? Zendaya does have to find some time to film Dune: Part Two, after all, and all the other members of the cast have had such a quick rise to fame that it’s not hard to see them busy with projects of their own.

When will Euphoria season 3 begin filming?

We had speculated that we were not going to see any new Euphoria episodes until 2024 and that speculation has pretty much been confirmed. Not that we got a release date or anything of the sort—but in a February 2023 Vogue interview, Maude Apatow, who stars in Euphoria as Lexi Howard, revealed that the cast hasn’t even received the scripts for the show’s third season, let alone started filming.

“I honestly don’t know a single thing,” Apatow said to Vogue about fans asking her for details about what’s going to happen on Euphoria. “We should be getting scripts and hearing about next season soon-is, but I’m totally in the dark!”

Apatow is currently starring as Audrey in Broadway’s cult musical Little Shop of Horrors, and she will be at least until April 2, according to the musical’s official website. So if production of Euphoria season 3 is pushed back into the second half of 2023, then we shouldn’t be expecting to actually see the new episodes at least until the latter half of 2024. It will be a long wait indeed. 

Is Euphoria finally getting ready to begin filming season 3?

We know we have quite a long way to wait before we can actually get our hands on the third season of Euphoria—our prediction that new episodes won’t arrive until 2024 seems to have been pretty much confirmed.

After Maude Apatow’s Vogue interview in February 2023, a new statement from one of the people involved in bringing Euphoria to life gives us some more details on the state of the show’s production. On the The Run-Through with Vogue podcast, Euphoria costume designer Heidi Bivens revealed that principal photography should start sometime around June.

So now that the various other projects of cast and crew members have wrapped up—like lead actress Zendaya’s time on the Dune: Part Two set and director Sam Levinson’s involvement in his already-much talked about new show, The Idol—it seems like it’s finally time to come back to everyone’s favorite neon-colored narrative universe about complicated teenagers dealing with complicated lives.

All we can do is hope that the wait will be made a little less hard by some specials in-between season 2 and season 3. The ones that bridged season 1 with season 2 were dedicated to Rue and Jules—maybe we could have a couple more focusing on other characters? I would personally love to see Cassie and Maddy, since their entangled storyline was a pretty central part of the second season.

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