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Has ‘The Idol’ Been Canceled After 2 Episodes? HBO Responds to Rumor

Has ‘The Idol’ Been Canceled After 2 Episodes? HBO Responds to Rumor


Though information has been circulating that HBO‘s The Idol has been canceled solely two episodes into its first season, the community has confirmed that’s not the case.

The controversial collection starring The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) and Lily-Rose Depp was initially reported to not be returning for a second season by Web page Six. Nevertheless, HBO took to Twitter to dispel the rumors: “It’s being misreported {that a} determination on a second season of The Idol has been decided. It has not, and we sit up for sharing the subsequent episode with you Sunday evening.”

Within the authentic report, the collection was slated to finish after its first season, based on an inside supply. “This was by no means meant to be a long-running present, it was at all times … a restricted collection,” stated the supply. However one other supply, from HBO, instructed the outlet, “the door is unquestionably nonetheless open — it’s positively not a call [yet]. At this level, that is regular in our course of… We’re solely two episodes in.”

The Idol contains a cultish membership promoter and a pop star on the rise. The present (created by Tesfaye and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson) is supposed to be an edgy have a look at how girls are handled within the music trade (Depp’s Jocelyn is in comparison with Britney Spears within the first episode).

The present options an eye-grabbing supporting forged with Dan Levy, Hank Azaria, Troye Sivan, Hari Nef, Di’Vine Pleasure Randolph, Jane Adams, BLACKPINK’s Jennie, Eli Roth, and extra in its ranks, however preliminary reactions to the primary episode say the supporting forged can’t make up for The Weeknd’s poor appearing (Selection referred to as it “nonexistent”) and seemingly equally nonexistent plot.

The second episode has additionally been criticized for its overt shows of intercourse. The intercourse scenes, which have been described in a detailed Rolling Stone article, led to authentic director Amy Seimetz exiting the venture.

The Idol, Sundays, 9/8c, HBO and Max



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