“Variety” Report Reveals the “Euphoria” Season 3 Storylines That Fell Apart

Sophia Rose Wilson, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, and Barbie Ferreira in
Sophia Rose Wilson, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, and Barbie Ferreira in "Euphoria"

Fans lost it when Season 3 of Euphoria was pushed earlier this week, putting a shadow of doubt over the show’s future. Variety explored the reasons behind the show’s postponement in an exclusive report, sharing a series of scrapped storylines that never came to be.

Rue as a Private Detective

According to Variety, one of the early scripts saw Rue’s Zendaya relegated to the background and working as a private detective, but HBO was quick to veto this storyline.

Rue as a Pregnancy Surrogate

Variety also claims that Zendaya pitched a storyline following Rue as a twentysomething woman working as a pregnancy surrogate, but HBO dismissed it, saying its tone didn’t feel like Euphoria

Compelling Arcs for Nate and Cassie

Variety’s report is not all bad news, and they claim that Season 3 was supposed to feature “very compelling” arcs for Sydney Sweeney and Jacob Elordi’s characters Cassie and Nate.

Big Role for Angus Cloud

One of the reasons why Sam Levinson went into overhaul mode with the scripts was the sudden death of Angus Cloud, whose character Fezco figured heavily into the initial Season 3 storyline.

Sam Levinson Stepping Down

Variety also claims that HBO explored the idea of continuing the story without Sam Levinson or wrapping it up in the form of a movie or several TV specials. These plans eventually fell apart because the show’s cast was committed to wrapping up Euphoria with Levinson.