Zendaya Isn’t Sure if ‘Euphoria’ Will Return for Season 3: ‘That’s Beyond Me’

The fate of “Euphoria” Season 3 has been a constantly evolving topic since Season 2 finale ended in February 2022. Sam Levinson’s high school drama cemented itself as a cultural phenomenon after its first two seasons on HBO — but as many cast members saw their careers skyrocket, the task of reassembling everyone became increasingly challenging.

But even as the likes of Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, and Jacob Elordi continue to build film careers, the show was scheduled to resume production in summer 2024. Levinson had revealed that the third season, which he described as a “film noir,” would jump forward five years in time and follow the show’s cast as they establish their adult lives outside of East Highland High School. But as reports of creative differences and logistical struggles began to circulate, HBO announced in March that the cast had been released to pursue other opportunities this summer.

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“HBO and Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season,” a representative for HBO told IndieWire at the time. “In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.”

The ambiguous situation has left many wondering if the show will ever return, and one of its highest profile cast members is refusing to make a definitive statement either way. In a recent interview with Variety, Zendaya expressed that she is open to returning to the show in the right creative situation, but made no promises about a third season.

“If it’s right for the characters and everything turns out the way it should, of course,” Zendaya said. “But it’s beyond me.”

Other cast members have taken a variety of stances, with Sydney Sweeney praising the planned time jump and Storm Reid saying she was “disappointed” but “not surprised” about the delay.

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