Could Euphoria season 2 be close to the series’ end at HBO?

Euphoria season 1 JulesIs it possible that Euphoria season 2 ends up being the show’s final season over at HBO? We wouldn’t go that far, but it does feel like this is a series destined to have a run of just a few seasons at most.

We don’t think it really takes too much effort to explain why this is — it’s a show set around high school, and there’s only so long that it can stick around on the air before these characters grow up. It has many of the same struggles that other high-school shows out there do — you either slow down time and hope that you can convince viewers that a 28-year old actor is actually 17, or you just allow the people to age at a natural pace and then you end the show with fewer seasons. When it comes to Euphoria, it looks as though we’re going to see the network emphasize more of the latter than the former.

Speaking via TVLine recently, HBO president Casey Bloys made it clear that there is no desire for the network to push things past where they need to be:

“Well, [the characters] are in high school, so there are only so many seasons it can go … There’s a time limit.”

Bloys also made it clear that there is no specific set plan on when Euphoria is going to end just yet, but he will let creator Sam Levinson decide when the best time is for the show to say goodbye. The fact that HBO is already talking about an endgame for Euphoria is a testament to how strong the series has been so far. While it’s live ratings are modest, it’s given the network one of its youngest total audiences and it is performing extremely well in streaming. It already has been renewed for a second season ahead of its season 1 finale Sunday (preview here), and it honestly wouldn’t shock us all that much in the event that we learn about a third season before season 2 even premieres.

Our feeling is that, at most, Euphoria runs four seasons — less is more with a show like this, especially when you’re trying to capture a certain generation of viewers.  Eventually the audience here could go somewhere else.

How long do you think that a show like Euphoria can really last?

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