HBO Responds To The Rumors That Euphoria Is Cancelled

HBO finally responds to the rumors of Euphoria's cancellation.


HBO has responded to recent rumors suggesting the cancellation of Euphoria's third season, indicating that while the cast has been given the freedom to explore other projects due to scheduling uncertainties, the network remains committed to delivering an exceptional continuation of the series. This clarification comes in the wake of reports circulating earlier, originating from World of Reel, indicating the scrapping of the anticipated third season.

The speculation surrounding the cancellation gained traction, fueled by the formidable task of coordinating a production involving top-tier talents such as Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney, Colman Domingo, and Hunter Schafer. Notably, Zendaya's acclaim for her performance in Dune: Part Two further added credence to the believability of such rumors.

According to World of Reel's report, plans for shooting the third season this summer fell through, leading to the announcement to the cast members regarding their scheduling flexibility for other endeavors.

World of Reel's report stated: "Sam Levinson’s Euphoria has been totally scrapped. It’s not happening.

"They had plans to shoot it this summer, but that fell through and on Friday they told the cast that they could free up their schedules for other projects."

The cast's burgeoning demand in the industry is undeniable, with Colman Domingo's recent Oscar nomination, Elordi's breakthrough in Saltburn, and Sydney Sweeney's notable roles in Anyone But You and Immaculate. However, it's worth noting that Sam Levinson's subsequent project, The Idol, received criticism and failed to garner significant viewership, despite featuring music sensation Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd.

In response to the swirling rumors, HBO has provided clarity, affirming its commitment to producing an outstanding third season of Euphoria. A spokesperson for HBO told Variety: “HBO and Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season.

“In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.”

Sam Levinson has previously shared his vision for the upcoming season, describing it as a 'film noir' narrative centered around Zendaya's character, Rue. He expressed his intention to delve into themes of individuality amidst a corrupt society.

However, any potential continuation of the series is overshadowed by the tragic passing of Angus Cloud, known for his portrayal of Fezco in the first two seasons. Levinson reflected on Cloud's impact on the show, revealing that the character was initially slated to be written off after the first season but was kept due to Cloud's exceptional performance and undeniable charisma.

Angus Cloud
Angus Cloud

Zendaya also paid tribute to Cloud, highlighting his unique qualities and his journey as an actor. She reminisced about witnessing his growth and talent firsthand, underscoring his contribution to the series.

In summary, while rumors may have sparked uncertainty regarding Euphoria's future, HBO's reassurance of their commitment to the series and the cast's opportunities outside of the show underscores the network's dedication to delivering quality content, albeit amid unforeseen challenges and the tragic loss of a beloved cast member.