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It looks like HBO’s “Euphoria” will continue its reign as one of the most-watched TV series currently on-air. The tale of East Highland High School and its adultish-students has been renewed for a third season.

According to Variety, “Euphoria’s” junior-year season was a “shoo-in”. Monica Zorilla writes, “along with the intoxicating amount of social media traction and buzz it generates on a week-by-week basis, the first three installments of Season 2 have nearly doubled in per-episode viewership in comparison to its freshman season. Season 2’s premiere episode on Jan. 9 has garnered 14 million total viewers across HBO and HBO Max to date. That is close to an increase of 100% from the 6.6 million average audience size that was drawn by Season 1’s episodes during its summer 2019 runtime. In addition, the Season 2 premiere was the No. 1 most social premium cable episode since the “Game of Thrones” finale in May 2019.”

The series follows a 17-year old drug addict named Rue (played by Zendaya) who struggles with love and other drugs. It’s one of those mind-bending shows that gives the hero villainous ways and vice-versa. It’s based on an Israeli miniseries under the same name by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin. The HBO version is executive produced and directed by Sam Levinson (who has proven to be somewhat of a genius) with a star-studded cast of co-producers; Kevin Turen, Ravi Nandan, Drake, Adel “Future” Nur, Will Greenfield, Ashley Levinson, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein and Zendaya.

Executive Vice President of HBO Programming Francesca Orsi announced, “Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of ‘Euphoria’ have taken Season 2 to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart. We couldn’t be more honored to work with this gifted, wildly talented team or more excited to continue our journey with them into Season 3.”

My Take

Honestly speaking, it’s one of my favorite series’s. It’s exhilarating trying to keep up with these kids who act far too grown for their own good. Sometimes I want to jump through the screen and warn them myself: don’t rush to grow up! It’s a trap! Are you excited about Season 3? Let me know on Twitter.