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HBO’s Head of Drama Francesca Orsi says that Euphoria season 3 may not debut until 2025 as result of WGA strike.

The second season of HBO’s Euphoria concluded more than a year ago, but fans will have to wait longer than expected for season 3.

HBO’s Head of Drama Francesca Orsi told Deadline that Euphoria season 3 is one of many shows impacted by the WGA strike and may not debut until 2025. “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,” Orsi said. “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 [Levinson], who at this point is all pencils down and just finishing posts on Idol.

Euphoria is far from the only HBO series affected by the strike, although Orsi says that it’s still “too early to tell” exactly how previously announced scheduling plans will change. Orsi stated that “We had been looking at The last of us sometime in 2025.” “The White Lotus would have been ideal to air in 2024, but there are some questions about the timing of the strike.“. She continued: “While all is penciled down at this time, I am hopeful that we will be able to come to an agreement sooner rather than later. We will then have to decide what the schedule for the next 24 months is, and what shows are going to be produced in 2025. The shows I want to air at this point would not be ready if the strike lasted six to nine months. So yes, that’s a big question for us, but I think we’ll cross that road once we come to it.

Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship. The show is one of HBO’s top-rated series. Sam Levinson is bringing out The Idol a drama that follows an aspiring pop star (Lily Rose Depp) after she has a nervous breakdown and her last tour is canceled. She then resolves to reclaim the title of the sexiest singer in America. She also begins a complicated relationship with Tedros, a self-help expert and the leader of a modern cult, Abel Tesfaye. The series is said to rival Euphoria when it comes to shocking content, so I’d imagine that plenty will be turning out to view the series when it debuts on HBO on June 4th.

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