Euphoria Star Storm Reid Reacts: “Disappointed, But Not Shocked” by Season 3 Postponement

Storm Reid, renowned for her role in “Euphoria,” recently addressed the setback in filming Season 3 of the acclaimed series, conveying her optimism that production will ultimately resume.

Speaking at the USC’s School of Dramatic Arts’ Drama Center in Los Angeles, Reid shared her sentiments with Variety, expressing her desire for viewers to eventually experience the culmination of the show. “I would hope the viewers, the audience will be able to finish the show,” she articulated passionately. “I think we should handle the show with care. We’ve put our hearts and soul into it.”

Confirmation of the production delay came earlier this week, as HBO affirmed its commitment to delivering an exceptional third season despite the temporary halt. “HBO and Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season,” stated an HBO spokesperson. “In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.”

Reacting to the delay, Reid conveyed a blend of understanding and disappointment. “Yes and no,” she remarked when asked if she was surprised. “We would all hope to be able to go back tomorrow, but there are logistics that have to be figured out. So even though I’m a little disappointed, I’m not surprised.”

Additionally, Reid emphasized the significant impact of “Euphoria” in portraying sensitive subjects such as addiction and mental health issues authentically. “I do know if we do go back that I am sure we will continue to be authentic and represent the real world.”

In “Euphoria,” Reid portrays Gia, the sister to Zendaya’s Rue. The show’s production for Season 3 had already faced delays due to various reasons, including the Hollywood strikes and the tragic loss of co-star Angus Cloud, who played Fez. The series has propelled numerous young talents to the spotlight, including Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney, and Hunter Schafer, alongside a stellar ensemble cast.

HBO previously confirmed that the third season of “Euphoria” was slated for a 2025 premiere, following the success of Season 2, which debuted in January 2022. Notably, Zendaya has earned two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for her remarkable performance in the series, while Colman Domingo also secured an Emmy win. Moreover, the show garnered an Emmy nomination for outstanding drama series in 2022 for its second season.

Despite the temporary setback, fans can anticipate the continuation of “Euphoria” and the compelling narratives it brings to the screen.