The most popular HBO teen drama series Euphoria has officially been renewed for a third season. This comes just under a month after the premiere of the show’s second season. Though Euphoria season 2 has received positive reviews from critics, it was criticized by DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) for glamourizing drugs.
However, HBO Programming’s Executive Vice President Francesca Orsi released a statement via Deadline where she expressed her support for the show’s team. “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,” she said in the statement.
Orsi then remarked that HBO was looking forward to starting work on the show’s upcoming run of episodes. “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,” she said in a statement.
HBO series Euphoria is based on the Israeli series of the same name, which was created by Ron Leshem. The original version of the program made its debut in 2012 and ran for ten episodes. Euphoria cast includes Hunter Schaefer, Jacob Elordi, and Zendaya. The show eventually premiered in 2019 and quickly became a hit with critics and audiences alike, with the former group praising its writing and performances.
However, many reviewers pointed out that the show’s themes, which include drug abuse and teenage s**uality, would likely become points of controversy. Euphoria’s first season was followed up by two hour-long specials that focused on the characters played by Zendaya and Schafer, the first of which premiered in 2020. That same year, the 25-year-old actress won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work in the show.