The Idol took us on one wild ride during its first season, but the end of the road is already on the horizon. HBO officially announced the cancelation of Sam Levinson’s provocative drama starring Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd after a single season.
HBO released an official statement announcing the ending of The Idol and thanked its creators, cast, and crew for their incredible work.
“The Idol was one of HBO’s most provocative original programs, and we’re pleased by the strong audience response. After much thought and consideration, HBO, as well as the creators and producers, have decided not to move forward with a second season,” said an HBO spokeswoman.
The Idol followed a young singer Jocelyn (Depp), who’s on a quest to to claim her rightful status as the greatest pop star in America after canceling her last tour due to a nervous breakdown. Her comeback gets more complicated after she finds herself entangled with Tedros (The Weeknd), a mysterious nightclub owner with a dark past.
The Idol featured a total of five episodes, and it also starred Troye Sivan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dan Levy, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Suzanna Son, and Hank Azaria.