Zendaya is having an awesome 2022 amid Spider-Man: No Way Home and now this comes from The Hollywood Reporter who reports that HBO's dark and twisted teen drama Euphoria has been picked up for a season 3!
The pickup comes halfway through the show’s eight-episode second season and amid a big increase in viewership. The series created by Sam Levinson and starring Emmy winner Zendaya returned in January, almost 2 1/2 years after the first-season finale (a pair of special episodes aired in December 2020 and January 2021).
“Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken season two to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart. 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 three.”
Said Francesca Orsi, executive VP HBO Programming.
Euphoria follows high schooler Rue (Zendaya), who looks for hope while balancing love, loss and addiction in the town of East Highland.
The cast also includes Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, Storm Reid and Austin Abrams.
Euphoria's second season premiere has hit 14 million viewers across all platforms since its Jan. 9 debut, more than double the show’s average for season one (6.6 million). Virtually all of the audience watched the episode via means other than tuning into the on-air premiere, which accounted for only 254,000 of the 14 million — less than 2 percent.
New episodes of Euphoria air on HBO and HBO Max every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST