Euphoria season 3 to get surprising new format

Euphoria creator Sam Levinson has offered a glimpse into what the upcoming chapter of the HBO series will look like.

It seems that fans' patience will be rewarded with an unexpected format, as the showrunner teased a new season structured like a noir movie. The third season, pushed back to 2025, will deal with navigating a corrupt world through the eyes of Zendaya's character Rue.

In Elle's profile of the Dune star, Levinson explained he plans to "explore what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world".

zendaya as rue, euphoria season 2

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He also praised the show's protagonist for her competitiveness, saying: "[Zendaya's] the most competitive person I know, in a good way. She's constantly growing as an artist and always seeking a challenge. She's never complacent."

Season 3 production is still a long time away due to the current SAG-AFTRA strike, but it is certain the new instalment won't feature Barbie Ferreira. The actress, known for her portrayal of Kat Hernandez on the show, announced she wouldn't return for round three last year.

In April this year, Ferreira elaborated further on her feelings leaving Kat behind, saying she didn't think the character would be given an arc to do her justice.

kat hernandez, barbie ferreira in euphoria season 2

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"I don't think there was a place for her to go," Ferreira told Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast. "I think there were places she could have gone. I just don't think it would have fit into the show."

The upcoming season will also be missing Angus Cloud's drug dealer character Fezco following the actor's sudden death last July at age 25.

Euphoria airs on HBO in the US and on NOW and Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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