will the idol Return for a second season? earlier this week, page six reported that The Idol star Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye was not planning a second season of the controversial series. However, HBO has denied the cancellation claims, tweeting about HBO PR that no decision has been made about the second season of “The Idol”.
Watch HBO’s statement below.
Who is involved in The Idol?
The Idol stars Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn, a rising pop star looking to regain the fame he lost when his previous tour was canceled. During her comeback, Jocelyn meets Tedros (Tesfaye), a mysterious figure who quickly invades her life romantically and creatively.
“After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s (Lily-Rose Depp) recent tour, she is determined to reclaim her rightful status as America’s biggest and sexiest pop star,” reads the official synopsis. “Her passions are reignited by Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or to the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?
The Idol was co-created by Euphoria’s Tesfaye, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson. The ensemble cast includes Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Jane Adams, Rachel Sennott, Hari Nef, Moses Sumney, Jennie Ruby Jane, Dan Levy, Eli Roth, Ramsey, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Hank Azaria.
After a glittering premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, The Idol received many negative reviews, with most critics rating the series negatively. The disturbing sexual content and general themes of The Idol were driving factors for the criticism.
Tesfaye, Fahim and Levinson are executive producers alongside Joe Epstein, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Kevin Turen, Aaron Gilbert and Sara E. White. “The Idol” is an A24 production. The third episode of “The Idol” airs Sunday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and Max.