The Weeknd and Sam Levinson’s HBO sequence The Idol has been canceled after one season, Selection stories. The 5 episode run (shortened from the unique plan of six) concluded earlier this summer time, with stars of the present later giving conflicting accounts of whether or not or not there have been plans for an additional season. The present featured the Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp, Moses Sumney, Troye Sivan, Blackpink’s Jennie, and extra, plus an unique soundtrack from the Weeknd. Pitchfork has reached out to the Weeknd’s representatives for remark.
“’The Idol’ was considered one of HBO’s most provocative unique applications, and we’re happy by the sturdy viewers response,” mentioned a spokesperson for HBO. “After a lot thought and consideration, HBO, in addition to the creators and producers have determined to not transfer ahead with a second season. We’re grateful to the creators, solid, and crew for his or her unimaginable work.”
The sequence made headlines previous to its premiere, as director Amy Seimetz exited the mission and was changed by Levinson. A report from Rolling Stone included allegations that the set was a poisonous office. The present was not postively acquired by critics general.