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The Idol: HBO Shuts Down Cancellation Rumors

The Idol: HBO Shuts Down Cancellation Rumors


HBO exhibits are inclined to hit the headlines for all the suitable causes, however one thing about The Idol retains courting controversy.

The most recent drama stems from a Web page Six report stating that the present just isn’t anticipated to return to HBO.

“This was by no means meant to be a long-running present, it was at all times … a restricted sequence,” a supply advised the gossip web site, including that the door just isn’t one hundred pc closed.

“The door is certainly nonetheless open — it is undoubtedly not a call [yet].”

“At this level, that is regular in our course of … we’re solely two episodes in.”

The outlet added that backlash in direction of a controversial intercourse scene with Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and sequence star Lily-Rose Depp triggered the rapper’s resolution to veto a second season.

In a uncommon transfer, HBO launched an announcement through its social media channels, saying that retailers have “misreported” the present’s future.

“It’s being misreported {that a} resolution on a second season of The Idol has been decided,” the premium cabler wrote.

“It has not, and we stay up for sharing the following episode with you Sunday night time.”

The Idol Season 1 stars Depp as a musician named Jocelyn who units out to “declare her rightful standing as the best and sexiest pop star in America,” the logline teases.

Her passions are reignited following an opportunity assembly with Tedros (Tesfaye), “a nightclub impresario with a sordid previous.

Along with Depp and Tesfaye, The Idol stars Troye Sivan, Dan Levy, Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son, and Hank Azaria.

Additionally serving as creator is Sam Levinson (Euphoria).

The sequence was marred with awful publicity months earlier than it launched, because of a Rolling Stone article that known as out a number of the developments on the sequence.

When The Idol Season 1 Episode 1 launched, the essential reception was not robust, however the present attracted nearly 1 million viewers on its opening night time throughout HBO and Max.

The numbers dipped the next week for The Idol Season 1 Episode 2, however HBO notes that the premiere surpassed the premieres of Euphoria and The White Lotus.

What are your ideas on the sequence not being canceled but?

Do you suppose the present ought to return?

Catch new episodes Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO and Max.

Be sure you return after the episodes air for our Idol critiques.

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.



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