Zendaya’s Euphoria is a record-breaking hit even though critics call it a glorious mess or an excessive fantasy. As fans continue to wait for Season 3, which was supposed to be released this year, its delay has come as upsetting news as the season gets pushed back to 2025. And yes, there is more than one reason for this delay, one being Sam Levinson himself.
Euphoria Season 3 Dogged By Two Reasons
Sam Levinson‘s Euphoria is now likely to air in 2023 due to the ongoing writer’s strike, and of course, the director’s controversial series, The Idol, which is scheduled for release on June 4, 2023. It was previously reported that Levinson was enrolled after Amy Seimetz, quit the series after 80% of shooting amid irreconcilable creative differences with The Weeknd (who scrapped most of the script)
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In a recent interview with Deadline, HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi said:
“Euphoria’ is one of those that we had begun writing in tandem with post-production on ‘Idol’ but at this point, we don’t have countless scripts.”
“We can’t start shooting, so the delivery of that show — ideally in 2025 — will be determined on when we can pick back up with Sam, who at this point is all pencils down and just finishing posts on Idol.”
Besides Orsi, the series’ costume designer Heidi Bivens also shed light on the fate of Zendaya‘s upcoming season, as she hoped the upcoming season to start shooting this June. Calling the season a possible time jump, she added, “There is talk of it being approximately five years in the future,” which means the cast won’t be in high school anymore.
Sam Levinson’s Self-Hyped The Idol Is A Darker, Crazier Version of Euphoria
When Euphoria was released, it was said that folks are fans of the show, but not Sam Levinson. The director went on to pick up another controversial series, The Idol but didn’t get lucky. Levinson himself admitted in an interview that the “things that might be revolutionary are taken too far”.
The upcoming show, starring The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp) has gone wildly off the rails since its premiere at the Cannes Festival on May 22, 2023. The show has been greeted “with less than-desirable response” despite a five-minute standing ovation at Cannes.
The upcoming show received an average score of 10 percent on Rotten Tomatoes after being condemned as shameful and labeled as s*xually tortured p*rn. Many critics referred to it as a “darker, crazier and more risqué version” of Levinson’s hit series, Euphoria.
Euphoria is available for streaming on Netflix.