High school isn’t forever, even in fictional settings. And one of the most famous and beloved television schools is losing a fan-favorite girlfriend.
Barbie Ferreira, who played body- and sex-forward character Kat Hernandez on HBO’s Euphoria, has announced that she’s saying goodbye to the character.
In an Instagram story, Ferreira announced her exit along with artwork from fellow cast member Hunter Schafer.
“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,” she wrote.
“I put all my care and love into her, and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you Katherine Hernandez.”
In Euphoria’s second season, Kat developed the character on her own, quit her job as a dominatrix, and tried to address body image issues.
It’s not yet clear what happens to Kat in the future, but Euphoria season 3 gained the nod after doubling viewership numbers during the first two seasons.
Euphoria season 2 was a hit, garnering 16 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and acting nominations for Zendaya (who set the records when she bagged an award in 2020 and earned three additional nominations as a producer and songwriter), Sydney Sweeney, and Colman Domingo.
Further details on the third season of Euphoria have not been disclosed, including the date of the premiere.
Euphoria is a teen drama series with Sam Levinson as creator and principal writer. It was created for HBO and is inspired by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin’s Israeli miniseries with the same name.
The series is executive produced by Levinson, Zendaya, Ron Leshem, and Gary Lennon. Its set is at Ulysses S. Grant High School in Los Angeles, California and Sony Studios in Culver City, California.
Since its release, the show has gained quite a good review, with critics and fans praising it for its cinematography, score, cast’s performances, and its approach to a serious and mature subject matter.