HBO’s The Idol starring Lily-Rose Depp, and Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd in the lead roles will not be returning for a second season.

The show was Depp’s lead acting role and the audience response was seriously underwhelming. The critical reviews are not it either. The show struggled a lot to stay on track during its making. And not enough people knew about it to be shocked that there will not be next season for this show.

The Idol will not be Returning

Lily Rose Depp and The Weeknd in The Idol
Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd in The Idol

HBO recently announced that The Weeknd created show will not be returning to the screens with a new season. The studio acknowledged how controversial and provocative the show has been and decided they did not want to move forward with it.

The Idol was one of HBO’s most provocative original programs, and we’re pleased by the strong audience response,” said an HBO spokeswoman. “After much thought and consideration, HBO, as well as the creators and producers, have decided not to move forward with a second season. We’re grateful to the creators, cast, and crew for their incredible work.”

Lily Rose Depp in The Idol
Lily-Rose Depp in The Idol

The viewership of the show only saw a descending pattern. The commercial and critical lack of the show’s success caused HBO to discontinue the show.

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The Idol was Far From the Ideal

A Scene from The Idol
A Scene from The Idol

Some things are just a one-off. In an attempt to repeat Euphoria‘s success, showmaker Sam Levinson created The Idol. The story of a pop-idol Jocelyn, played by Depp, struggling with the tumultuous journey of stardom. When attempting to prevent her nervous breakdowns from ever happening, she ends up developing a complex relationship with a self-help guru and cult leader Tedros, played by Tesfaye.

It revolves around similar themes as Euphoria only on a pop idol’s life. Escapism, substance abuse, naivety with too much exposure, and the trauma that can cause are central ideas in both shows but it worked wonderfully with Euphoria but so could not be the case with The Idol.

Perhaps The Idol got a little too much while creating a show around what fame does to a young, clueless person. It was exaggerated too much and the s*x scenes attracted too much controversy.

With the audience, the show’s reception was nothing short of horrible. It won’t be too much to say that the show did not make it out of Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd’s fandoms. And the singer’s fan following is quite large but that too couldn’t make The Idol a success.

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Source: Variety

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