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Old 06-09-23, 12:29 PM
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by johnnysd
I will be surprised to see a Season 3
HBO said a few a weeks ago it's on their 2025 calendar.
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Old 06-09-23, 01:27 PM
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

As long as Zendaya is under contract and still wants to do it why would they end it?
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

It's their 2nd most watched show since 2004 (behind Game of Thrones). HBO isn't letting it go anywhere.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Yeah, this is probably HBO's biggest "prestige" show in a while. It's popular, buzzy, and picks up Emmys.

It also doesn't have the special effects budget of Westworld or Westeros.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by Paff
They'll deny it to the end, but I'm 100% sure they intended to kill Rue in the season 1 finale
100% agree
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by fujishig
As long as Zendaya is under contract and still wants to do it why would they end it?
Thw show could easily go on without her.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

The series faces the same problem as so many series before it: most of the characters are high school students. I can't believe that the creative forces behind this highly acclaimed, prestige drama would ruin what they have made by contriving some fake-as-fuck reason for them not disperse after graduating.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

I eagerly await the Euphoria x Community cross-over.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by Rival11
100% agree
I still wonder if it was intended as a one off and the first scenes were of her funeral. It seemed to all fit.
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Old 06-12-23, 01:32 PM
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by Rival11
Thw show could easily go on without her.
Oh it could, I'm just saying she's getting a lot of accolades for it and is pretty high profile, unless that changes drastically if she's on board I doubt they even think about cancelling it.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by Count Dooku
The series faces the same problem as so many series before it: most of the characters are high school students. I can't believe that the creative forces behind this highly acclaimed, prestige drama would ruin what they have made by contriving some fake-as-fuck reason for them not disperse after graduating.
The gaps between seasons is increasingly problematic for them to continue to be HS students. Most of them will be mid to late 20s/pushing 30 by then. Demie will be pushing 35.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by fujishig
Oh it could, I'm just saying she's getting a lot of accolades for it and is pretty high profile, unless that changes drastically if she's on board I doubt they even think about cancelling it.
True. Sorry, I knew what you were saying - I should have added more to my reply in general.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Angus Cloud, who played Fezco, passed away. From the family statement it sounds like a suicide.

https://variety.com/2023/film/obitua...ad-1235684089/
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

That's really sad. He always came off as being a troubled young man, and it's something that seemed to inform his performance as Fezco.

Fezco's fate was left up in the air at the end of season two, but I remember watching that and thinking that there probably wasn't any way he wouldn't be doing some serious time after what went down, so he'll probably be in prison when season three starts.

Sort of seems like Euphoria is spiraling out of control; lots of actors leaving, stories about behind-the-scenes turmoil and scandals, and now one of the leads is dead.


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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Yeah, that really fucking sucks. Only 25 years old, sheesh.

Fez was an excellent character and a strong part of the show. Yeah, it's hard to say what would've been in store for him, but no doubt they had something in mind.

RIP Angus.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

With creator Sam Levinson still working on scripts for the upcoming third season of HBO’s Euphoria, filming plans have been temporarily put on hold, with the cast given permission to take other acting jobs in the interim.

“HBO and Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season,” the network said in a statement to Deadline. “In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.”

According to sources, there had been no firm production start date for Season 3 but filming was expected to begin within the next couple of months.

Asked about taking time off after the South by Southwest premiere of her new horror movie, Immaculate, earlier this month, Sweeney said, “I go into Euphoria.”

The acclaimed drama, whose second season aired more than two years ago, saw the careers of its cast explode. It boasts several movie stars, Zendaya, Sweeney, Jacob Elordi, and recurring player Colman Domingo who just received an Oscar nomination, with Storm Reid winning an Emmy earlier this year for The Last Of Us. All are in big demand, which prompted HBO’s decision to allow them to take other work during the production delay since the series regulars are in first position on Euphoria.

Casey Bloys Chairman and CEO, HBO and Max Content, said in November that the plan was for Season 3 of Euphoria to premiere in 2025. That remains the goal.

In an August interview with Elle, Levinson described Season 3 as a “film noir” and teased that Zendaya‘s character of a recovering addict would “explore what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world.”

Domingo recently gave a glimpse into next season while speaking about the delay.

“[Sam is] a person who writes and rewrites and writes and rewrites again, because I think he’s wrestling with what’s important,” he told GQ in an interview. “He’s responding immediately to what the ills of the world are. I know that the one thing I can tell you is that he’s very much interested in the existential question of who we are right now. Our souls. That’s what he wants to figure out with season three.”

Euphoria is set in the fictional town of East Highland, California, who seek hope while balancing the strains of love, loss, and addiction. The series is based on an Israeli show of the same name created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin.

The series has earned nine Emmy Awards for its first two seasons, including two for Zendaya, making her the youngest two-time Emmy winner, and one for Domingo.
https://deadline.com/2024/03/euphori...bo-1235867238/
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

I highly doubt this gets released in 2025, if it gets made at all.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by MrX
I highly doubt this gets released in 2025, if it gets made at all.
Yeah, between Angus Cloud's death and all of the behind-the-scenes shit going down, it does sort of feel like it's falling apart.

I can't really imagine something like The Sopranos having to go through all of these delays and drama.

Most of the cast involved in this is young, they've generated a lot of buzz for themselves, and they seem to want to move on and do other things while they're still in their twenties.

This is a show about high school kids, and they had two and a half years between season one and season two, and now it's looking like four years between seasons two and three. At this rate, they're all going to be pushing thirty when season three starts to film. It's about as bad as Stranger Things, where they kind of have to keep production going before the cast ages out of their roles.

A lot of the delays seem to have come down to external factors like the pandemic shutdown and the two strikes from last year, but all of the stuff going down off-camera also seems to have had an effect.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
This is a show about high school kids, and they had two and a half years between season one and season two, and now it's looking like four years between seasons two and three. At this rate, they're all going to be pushing thirty when season three starts to film. It's about as bad as Stranger Things, where they kind of have to keep production going before the cast ages out of their roles.
Sam Levinson is moving the “Euphoria” storyline away from high school into early adulthood, and HBO agreed to give the showrunner more time to get it right, TheWrap has learned.

The racy teenage show — one of HBO’s biggest hits — was already delayed because of last year’s double strikes. But the decision to make the characters older will also serve to make the show’s edgy theme of sex and drugs less risqué.

Levinson’s last show, “The Idol,” was canceled after widespread accusations that it was exploitative rather than just edgy.

An individual close to the production told TheWrap that Levinson’s writing schedule was delayed during the strikes, and the network “wanted to give him more time to break the story, because there’s a lot more back and forth now that the show is changing in this way.”

HBO announced Monday that filming for the anticipated third chapter in the Zendaya-led drama would be delayed from its reported May start time, and gave its star-studded cast permission to pursue other projects in the interim.

The move was prompted by “script issues,” according to a top agency insider who spoke with TheWrap.

HBO denied that the delay was in any way related to the controversy around “The Idol.”

“No one has lost faith in Sam as a creator,” the individual told TheWrap. “He is the driving force creatively on this show, he is still working with the same creative executives that he always has been, but since the show is changing, that process is taking longer.”

Though HBO provided no details on the extent of the production delay, the individual told TheWrap that all parties involved are committed to delivering Season 3 to viewers in 2025.
https://www.thewrap.com/euphoria-sea...g-high-school/
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

The story in the Hollywood Reporter says if the cast takes another job they would either have to pause that project or shoot both at the same time when they’re ready to shoot season 3.

Doesn’t sound like they’re close to being ready to shoot

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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

The storylines mentioned in this are crazy. Rue as a private detective

The Fight to Save ‘Euphoria’: Inside Rewrites, Reimagining Zendaya’s Rue and a Time Jump for Season 3 (EXCLUSIVE)

During its two-season run on HBO, “Euphoria” has launched its young cast into superstardom and won multiple Emmys, while also being a magnet for controversy — but whatever lies ahead for the Sam Levinson-created show is going to have to wait.

Earlier this week, HBO officially delayed the drama, which was set to begin production later this spring. “HBO and Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season,” an HBO spokesperson told Variety. “In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.”

What the network isn’t saying is that no one at HBO is at all sure a third season of “Euphoria” will ever come to fruition given the disparate visions for the show’s next chapter. But “Euphoria” has been invaluable to the network — attracting the often-elusive millennial and Gen Z viewers, as well as massive ratings — and executives from Casey Bloys on down feel they need to try to complete the story.

Sources tell Variety that Levinson, who exerts full creative control over the show, writing and directing every episode, proposed his vision for the season in winter 2023, featuring a time jump five years into the future for the former students of East Highland High School. HBO thought his pitch and early drafts for the season — which included meaty arcs for Sydney Sweeney and Jacob Elordi that a source described as “very compelling” — were a strong start. But after the WGA strike ended, and as the full scripts began coming in, they didn’t pass muster with Zendaya, “Euphoria’s” two-time Emmy-winning star who is now 27 years old. (HBO declined to comment, while Levinson’s team referred to HBO’s previous statement and declined further comment.)

Zendaya — who is in high demand in the film world thanks to the box-office performance of “Dune: Part Two” ($580 million worldwide and counting) — and Levinson have enjoyed a creatively symbiotic relationship from the start of “Euphoria,” one that carried over to the Netflix film “Malcolm & Marie” during the pandemic. Though she doesn’t have veto power over the scripts, as the star and an executive producer of “Euphoria,” Zendaya offered Levinson significant input for where she’d like Season 3 to go. (A representative for Zendaya did not respond to a request for comment.) Sources say Levinson already was in overhaul mode, because actor Angus Cloud, who died of an overdose last July at age 25, figured heavily into the initial concept for the season. In November, “Euphoria” producer Kevin Turen died suddenly of heart failure at the age of 45, which was another traumatic blow for Levinson and the cast, and further slowed down the creative process



When Levinson turned in his revised scripts in late 2023 and early 2024, HBO execs were now the ones feeling unsatisfied. There was a new arc for Zendaya’s Rue, whose character in Levinson’s first pass had been relegated to the background in a somewhat surprising storyline about her working as a private detective, which HBO had immediately vetoed. Among many other ideas for the rewrites, Zendaya had pitched an idea in which Rue, who is now sober as a twentysomething young woman, would be a pregnancy surrogate. But insiders say the new scripts simply didn’t feel like the show tonally.

Given all the creative disagreements, HBO explored other options, including the idea of Levinson himself stepping away from “Euphoria.” Other scenarios have been proposed but discarded, such as a movie or specials, like the two one-offs that HBO aired during the pandemic, one in December 2020, the other the following month. But sources tell Variety that not only are the show’s cast contracted for a third season, but they’re all truly committed to seeing “Euphoria” — with Levinson — through to the end with a third season, particularly Zendaya, Sweeney and Elordi.

The same can’t necessarily be said for their respective representatives, given the required time commitment. After the second season, HBO renegotiated the cast’s deals, and gave them significant salary bumps. But for Zendaya, Sweeney and Elordi, all three earn on “Euphoria” far less than what they could command doing films instead. Like Zendaya, Sweeney, 26, is coming off a hot big-screen hit with the romantic comedy “Anyone but You” ($217 million, despite being a title with no underlying pre-branded intellectual property). Elordi, 26, also has seen his stock rise significantly following the critical success of the psychological thriller “Saltburn” and is currently shooting Guillermo del Toro’s big-budget Netflix film “Frankenstein.”

Although Zendaya has yet to read Levinson’s new scripts, sources say the third season isn’t dead and could very well come together. HBO has freed up the cast for the rest of 2024, promising to come back to them on Oct. 1 with a solid plan to begin filming in 2025. The shoot, if were it to happen, would tie up the cast for 25 weeks, and the season will likely be reduced from eight episodes to six — though if Levinson were to need more, HBO is open to it.

Levinson is now taking another swing at the material, while creative conversations continue between him and HBO. (He has an overall deal with the network.) The network is intent on trying to get one final season of “Euphoria” out of Levinson and his all-star cast. Some believe that the success or lack thereof of Zendaya’s upcoming film “Challengers,” which opens April 26, could influence “Euphoria’s” fate — and looming in the background, of course, is the upcoming “Spider-Man 4,” though the script for that film is still being worked on, and there’s no director or start date.

What’s not on the table for “Euphoria” is going into production without completed scripts that everyone is happy with. Levinson did that during the unprecedented situation that was “The Idol,” his troubled project with the Weeknd, which was deemed a creative disaster and a costly vanity project for HBO.
https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/eup...es-1235955045/
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Private detective?

Come on... Rue has "club promoter" written all over her.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Can someone quickly convince me to start this? I know it had critical acclaim. But it's one of those shows that I just kinda skipped over.
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Re: Euphoria (HBO) -- S: Zendaya -- premieres 6/16/19

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler
Can someone quickly convince me to start this? I know it had critical acclaim. But it's one of those shows that I just kinda skipped over.
I thought it was good. Angus Cloud (RIP) was a standout. Zendaya was excellent, too. Not an upbeat show by any means but worth your time, IMO. I think Sydney Sweeney expresses vulnerability very well. She seems to have a knack for it.

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