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Euphoria Season 3: Here’s How the New Season may Probably Address Barbie Ferreira’s Exit

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Fans will no longer see Kat Hernandez in Euphoria Season 3 after Barbie Ferreira officially announces her departure from the show. In a post on an Instagram story on Wednesday, August 24, the 25-year-old star bids her “teary-eyed goodbye,” though she doesn’t reveal the reason behind it.

Ferreira played the role of Kate in the first two seasons of the hit HBO series. So, how would Euphoria Season 3 address her exit?

Addressing Kat’s Absence in Euphoria Season 3

How the third season plans to address Ferreira’s exit remains to be seen. But according to ScreenRant, the show may only explain her absence in one dialogue, considering the series’ teen nature.

It may only say that Kate has moved or switched to a different school and may not give the original character a proper conclusion.

Some see this as an unfortunate event, especially since rumors have it that Euphoria Season 3 may be the series’ last.

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Some stars seem to suggest that the upcoming third season 3 will finish the Zendaya-starrer show, though HBO has yet to make an official announcement about it.

In the second season finale, Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Maddie (Alexa Demie) had a physical altercation during the former’s play.

Though the network officially greenlit a third season, its release date is yet to be revealed.

Barbie Ferreira Announces Euphoria Season 3 Exit

Ferreira officially announced her exit ahead of Euphoria Season 3 in a post on her Instagram story.

She wrote,

“After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a very teary-eyed goodbye. I hope many of you could see yourself in her like I did and that she brought you joy to see her journey into the character she is today. I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you Katherine Hernandez.”

She accompanied her post with fan art by @hunterschafer, who named her Thunder KitKat.

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Ferreira was one of the series regulars, officially introduced in the show’s premiere in 2019.

However, when the first season ended, TVLine reported that she seemed to be sidelined, though she appeared in all eight episodes.

Ferreira’s exit comes after news emerged that there was tension between her and the series creator Sam Levinson.

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The actress reportedly injured herself while filming a hot tub scene, but HBO denied the claims that the series’ production was deemed unsafe.

In a statement, it revealed it was “in full compliance with all safety guidelines and guild protocols” and “there were never any formal inquiries raised.”

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