The bloopers from season 2 of Euphoria are here
Come for Hunter Schafer and Zendaya getting goofy between takes, stay for Alexa Demie's British accent.
It’s customary for a TV show’s season finale to tie up loose ends; to address the plot-lines that have plagued us for the past however-many-weeks, and satiate us, the viewer. But when Euphoria’s second season ended earlier this year, the prevailing question on everyone’s lips was, quite rightly: What the fuck? Now we have to play the waiting game until 2024 to see how Euphoria season three ties everything up.
In the meantime though, the Euphoria Twitter account has released a blooper reel from the previous season; Zendaya and Hunter Schafer struggling not to laugh during their iconic romantic movie montage; Angus Cloud giving out his actual phone number; and Alexa Demie and Sydney Sweeney questioning whether their character’s actions are appropriate for high school students (the answer is definitely not).
We also recently got some brief hints as to what’s to come in season three, courtesy of its star and executive producer, Zendaya. So what are we seeking the answers for with Euphoria? What do we know is coming in season three? And when in God’s name can we actually see it? Here’s everything we know so far about the future of Euphoria.
How did season two of Euphoria end?
There are moments we would have liked to reach a more formal conclusion — like, doesn’t Rue owe a drug dealer $10k, one who’s threatened to sell her into sex slavery if she can’t repay the debt? — but for the most part, the show ended with the kind of low-stakes, open-ended conclusion we’ve come to expect from Sam Levinson this season. Rue is sober, and is on amicable terms with Jules again. Cal Jacobs has been arrested, in a sort-of sting set up by Nate, who’s now left Cassie (to which Maddy comments “Don’t worry; this is just the beginning”). Lexi’s successfully thrown a spanner in the works of her family with her jaw-dropping meta play. The only measurable casualty is young Ashtray, who sacrificed himself during a police raid for Fez. Elliot sang a song(?). Then there’s Kat, who continues to be paid dust.
The closest a returning character got to a solid conclusion seemed to be Cal Jacobs, who after his wild journey in the Euphoria universe — from secretly recording his sexual encounter with Jules, to coming out as a queer man to his family, drunk and with his dick hanging out — was lead away in cuffs by the police.
But that doesn’t mean his journey is done: in an interview with Variety, Eric Dane, the actor who plays him, revealed he may be poised for a season three return. When quizzed about whether the character’s comeback would happen, Eric said: “Oh, of course.”
What will happen in Euphoria season three?
Speaking in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the show’s expected Emmy domination, Zendaya revealed some details of what she’d like from the show’s characters for season three. “I think it’ll be exciting to explore the characters out of high school,” she said. “I want to see what Rue looks like in her sobriety journey, how chaotic that might look. But also with all the characters, in the sense where they’re trying to figure out what to do with their lives when high school is over and what kind of people they want to be.”
The ensemble format, where we spend time with each character with Rue as a de-facto lead, is set to continue too: “What was special about this season was that we got to dive into [the other characters] in a much deeper sense,” she said. “I think we can do that again with the third season. There’s so much talent, you want to make sure everybody has the chance to have that."
The closest we’ve got to character specifics came from Eric Dane in that aforementioned Variety interview. “There’s gonna be redemption,” he said of his own character. “I mean, that’s the trajectory he’s on. I can’t imagine Cal’s life from solitary confinement. It’s tough to work Cal into the storyline when he’s behind bars.”
Have they started shooting Euphoria season three yet?
Nope! Right now, Jacob Elordi is shooting Saltburn in the UK and Zendaya is shooting the Dune sequel in Budapest, so we imagine Sam Levinson is working away at his desk writing those new scripts in the meantime, before the whole season’s production kicks off. In a Variety interview back in February, Eric Dane said: “I mean, we’ll go back and shoot maybe in November. I don’t know. I haven’t heard. It’s always going to be changing.”
When is Euphoria season three due to be released?
It’s due to air in 2024, but as with season two and unexpected delays caused by a pandemic, anything could happen. Feel lost? Return to Maddy’s final words to Cassie. “Don’t worry, this is just the beginning.”