Euphoria stans, rise! HBO's popular, critically-acclaimed, and downright wild teen drama series is coming back for yet another season.
HBO just renewed the super queer-inclusive Zendaya-starrer (which is in the middle of airing its second season), taking to social media earlier today to announce the news to the masses.
"Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken Season 2 to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart," Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of programming at HBO, said in a statement reported by Variety. "We 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."
Considering the popularity of the beloved but polarizing teen series (Twitter is set ablaze with fan reactions every Sunday night when the show airs), the news of Euphoria getting a third season probably wasn't too much of a surprise for many.
Upping the ante from season one, which aired back in 2019, season two of Euphoria has been jam-packed with queer characters and storylines. Besides main characters Rue and Jules (Hunter Schafer) finally getting back together, so far we've also seen the tragic, emotional, closeted backstory of fiendish character Cal Jacobs (Eric Dane) as well as a perfect, shot-for-shot tribute to Oscar-winning gay film Brokeback Mountain.
"What I've always appreciated about Euphoria is they just allow the characters to be in love and figure that out as they go and make mistakes and they're flawed and there's nuance and there's depth to who they are and they love each other and they hurt each other, without emphasizing or overemphasizing anything for any political reason or statement," Zendaya told Out during a recent interview when asked about bringing queer representation to a TV show that isn't just your typical coming-out story. "It just allows them to just exist and to love each other in whatever complicated form that takes. And I think that that is something I always felt was really beautiful about Rue."
No release date for season three has been announced just yet, but with four episodes left in season two, knowing even more Euphoria content is coming our way in the future is enough to keep even the most diehard stans happier than ever!
Euphoria airs Sunday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET on HBO Max.
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