Exclusive: Euphoria Star Eric Dane Says the Show’s Success Took Everyone by Surprise

One of the most popular television shows of today would certainly be HBO’s Euphoria. Created by Sam Levinson, the series debuted on HBO in 2019 and just premiered season 2 earlier this year. The show has already been renewed for a third season based on its continued success, as it is now the second most watched series in HBO history second to only Game of Thrones. Clearly, the fans love Euphoria, and the show is here to stay.

MovieWeb recently spoke with series star Eric Dane about his new film The Ravine in an exclusive interview. We also asked about Euphoria, and Dane could not tell us anything about season 3, which is to be expected, but he was able to comment on the show’s impressive success. While everyone involved is happy with the accolades and high viewership, Dane still says it was a pleasant surprise to see Euphoria strike so well with viewers, exceeding the expectations of the cast and crew.


“I don’t think anybody can expect that level of success. Obviously, it’s really great when you get there. But I think, to answer your question, it exceeded any expectations any of us had.”

In addition to extremely high viewership, Euphoria has also garnered numerous awards. In 2020, a then-24-year-old Zendaya set the record as the youngest-ever recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The second season is currently up for Best Show at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, among other nominations. It was no surprise when HBO renewed the series for a third season in February, though it will be difficult for viewers to wait for the new episodes. Let’s just hope the wait is not at long as it was between seasons one and two.

Eric Dane Can Also Be Seen in The Ravine


For more from Eric Dane, fans can check him out in the new thriller The Ravine, which premiered on May 6. The film is directed by Keoni Waxman and co-written by Waxman, Robert Pascuzzi, and Kelly Pascuzzi. It also stars Teri Polo, Peter Facinelli, Bryon Mann, Leslie Uggams, Kyle Lowder, and more. You can read the official synopsis and watch the trailer below.

“On a typical weekday morning in a peaceful suburb of Akron, Ohio, the town awakens to discover that Rachel Turner and her son, Evan have been brutally murdered during the night. A short while later, Danny Turner is found in his car at the bottom of a ravine, after having taken his own life. Any explanation as to why a loving father and husband would suddenly commit a series of such heinous crimes has gone to the grave with the accused. The mystery only deepens as the details of the murders emerge, and evidence of premeditation as well as Danny’s hidden past are revealed.”

As for Euphoria, season 3 does not yet have a premiere date. You can find the first two seasons streaming at HBO Max.