August 28, 2023

Word is out that HBO has cancelled The Idol after one season. Coming less than two months after its freshman finale, the news is no surprise as the drama garnered a less-than-favorable reception from critics and viewers.

"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 the cable network in a statement. "We're grateful to the creators, cast, and crew for their incredible work."

The series stars Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn, an up-and-coming pop star looking to get her career back on track after a nervous breakdown caused her last tour to be canceled. To claim her status as the hottest pop idol in America, she begins a complicated relationship with unsavory promoter Tedros, played by pop star The Weeknd, who has a sordid past.