The production of HBO series ‘The Idol Season 2’ has been officially canceled
- By: Nat.O
- 4 weeks ago
On the 29th, U.S. media outlet Variety reported that HBO has announced that Season 2 of ‘The Idol’ will not be made.
HBO stated, “‘The Idol’ was one of HBO’s most provocative original series, and we are satisfied with the audience’s response,” and further added, “After much thought and consideration, HBO as well as the creators and producers have decided not to proceed with the second season.”
‘The Idol’ is an HBO series produced by renowned pop artist The Weeknd, depicting the relationships surrounding emerging pop idols and the music industry. Directed and written by Sam Levinson of ‘Euphoria,’ the series garnered high expectations as it was invited to the Un Certain Regard section of the 76th Cannes Film Festival in May.
Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, played the lead role of Jocelyn, while Jennie made her acting debut as Dianne, Jocelyn’s friend and backup dancer.
Despite generating anticipation by being invited to Cannes, ‘The Idol’ faced controversies from its trailer, with concerns raised about its explicit content. From the first episode, the show was embroiled in controversies related to explicit content.
Jennie appeared in the show wearing extremely short hot pants that were barely longer than a bra, performing a bold dance with male dancers. Additionally, criticism arose as Jennie was shown smoking consecutively, overlooking the dangers of smoking.
Other cast members were also criticized for excessive exposure and provocative bed scenes.
Ultimately, although initially planned as a 6-episode series, Season 1 ended after just 5 episodes.