August 28th, Page Six quoted a spokesman for HBO (USA) as reported The Idol – the most controversial TV series of the summer – there is no second season.
“After much thought and deliberation, HBO and the creators and producers decided not to continue with the second season. We are grateful to the creative team, cast and crew for their wonderful work,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added The Idol is one of HBO’s most provocative original shows, and the popular channel is pleased with the strong audience response.
The Idol is the “brainchild” of Abel Tesfaye (stage name The Weeknd) and Sam Levinson, the director of the hit film. Euphoria . Right from the announcement of the project, The Idol has received great attention from the global public due to the participation of Lily-Rose Depp, The Weeknd and especially Jennie (BlackPink). Kpop fans have high expectations for the first role of the Korean-born female idol.
However, from the first episode airing in early June to the end on July 2, the drama received more criticism than praise. The audience reacted harshly by “overeating” scenes of nudity and sex. Jennie also disappointed the Korean media and fans with the erotic dance scenes.
The situation is more serious when Rolling Stones call The Idol is a program of “torture porn” and deviant “sexual fantasies”. Meanwhile, the magazine English GQ described the film as containing “the worst sex scene in history”.
Even The Weeknd, famously egotistical, is said to be unhappy with the debut film. According to his own source, the Canadian male singer rated The Idol Not an ideal experience, to the point of not wanting to repeat it.
In June, sources of Page Six once said there were no plans to produce a second season, from the start The Idol identified as a limited series. However, another source from HBO Max revealed on August 28 that the door was still open, the decision not to bring the film back was made only recently.
The source explained that despite the controversy, The Idol remains highly regarded internally for the boundary-pushing content that audiences seek in HBO’s original programming.
“The Idol certainly meets that. It is one of the most talked about shows of the summer and asserts its status as zeitgeist,” the insider emphasized.
Probably the happiest person when The Idol no longer a fan of Jennie. Before that, when the movie was cut one episode and the beauty born in 1996 completed the role, many fans breathed a sigh of relief because the idol finally got rid of the scandal.
However, Jennie probably thinks otherwise. In the interview with Elle in November 2022, the vocalist Solo share The Idol This is an opportunity to reach your acting dream and regret it if you don’t accept it.
According to Page Six