The Idol star Da’Vine Joy Randolph has given an update on whether or not HBO is ready for production The idol season 2.
Is it possible that season 2 of The Idol will take place?
In an interview with diversityRandolph spoke about the mixed reception for the show and the narrative threads that formed over the course of the first season. The actress noted that it’s “everyone’s intention” to do a second season.
“Oh yes, sure. I think everyone’s intent is to have a second season,” Randolph explained. “This was never intended to be a limited series. HBO was very happy with it — so much so that there were rumors we were being canceled and then HBO took to Twitter, which I think they rarely do. Nothing is official, but HBO is perfectly happy. As for your theory, yes there will be a twist and I think it’s a really exciting start to season 2 because I think a lot of season 1 was building a world that not a lot of people know about, because it is very complicated.”
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.
The Idol was co-created by Euphoria’s Abel “The Weeknd” 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 sexual content and general themes of The Idol were driving factors for 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.