The Idol starring Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp and popular singer Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd has come to an end, ultimately sealing its fate. It is also said to be one of the lowest-rated and controversial series, with people saying that the show could have been much better than this.

The HBO series has sparked some debates because of the disturbing storyline and some alleged issues in production. This scandal-ridden series has been canceled owing to months of criticism around the sexually graphic content and more. 

Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose Depp

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Lily-Rose Depp’s The Idol Has Been Cancelled

Lily-Rose Depp starrer The Idol has been cancelled abruptly. The show had its fate decided even before it could conclude the story of the first season with a sixth episode. This confirms the fact that it will certainly not be renewed for a second season and possibly for the best considering the amount of criticism it received.

A scene from the Lily-Rose Depp starrer The Idol
A scene from the Lily-Rose Depp starrer The Idol

Two major controversies surrounded the show. The first talks about the disturbing storyline wherein the young, troubled pop star gets manipulated and taken advantage of by the sinister impresario, while the second goes around certain issues in the production.

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The Idol has been criticized for being the fantasy of a toxic man. It aimed to explore Hollywood’s dark side but then transformed into a forbidden love story, bringing in some explicit content. Even the alleged shift of Levinson led to the accusations of the story shifting its focus from self-discovery to abusive dynamics.

Lily-Rose Depp’s The Idol Could Have Been Better

Abel Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp in The Idol
Abel Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp in The Idol

The Idol is a 6-episode series sees Lily-Rose Depp in the role of Jocelyn. It follows her nervous breakdown, which got triggered by her mother’s death. In the show, while Jocelyn aims for a resurgence in her career with the new album, she grapples with the crisis of public relations after the leak of private photos. Her nightclub encounter with Tedros leads to a questionable relationship as he advises her to embrace sexuality for authenticity.

The show’s cast features the rising talents, including Jennie Kim, Troye Sivan, an Australian singer, and Dan Levy & Jane Adams from the show Schitt’s Creek. Addressing the criticism, HBO stated to Variety that the creative team’s aim was to have a safer and more respectful environment while making changes in the best interest of production.

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A lot of discussions have ignited around The Idol. It has ignited discussions regarding storytelling ethics within the entertainment industry. Audiences are now scrutinizing increasingly narrative presentation and if it reflects respectful & responsible perspectives. As for the controversy surrounding The Idol, it’s a reminder of all the challenges of navigating through the sensitive subject matter and responsibilities that platforms and creators bear to shape their stories.

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