the idol, the new HBO drama series, pleases neither audiences nor critics. Rotten Tomatoes fails the trade press with a 26% rating, only compounding the poor reputation the film already had prior to release. It is worth remembering that it has been classified as a “misogyny festival”, characterized by very graphic and meaningless sex.
Now there are rumors that the project co-created by Sam Levinson (euphoria) and singer Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, will not enjoy a second season. However, the HBO communications team posted on social media this Thursday that it’s actually not yet clear whether there will be a second part or not.
“It is falsely reported that a decision has already been made regarding a second season of the idol“, read in the previous tweet. “Not so, and we look forward to sharing the next episode with you on Sunday night.”
Originally, page six reported that according to their sources, The Weekend is not planning a second season of the idol, a series that not only boasts him as a co-creator, but also accredits him in the role of executive producer and co-star. In it, the Canadian artist plays the owner of a Los Angeles nightclub, who also turns out to be the leader of a secret cult that a young pop star (Lily-Rose Depp) eventually falls in love with.
According to an anonymous source cited by the outlet, that was actually never the intention the idol It wasn’t a full-length show, but more of a miniseries. So if there was never a new series of episodes, the negative response would not have been the cause of it.
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On the other hand a insider The renowned TV network noted that the final decision on a potential second season does not rest with The Weeknd or Levinson, but with HBO CEO Casey Bloys. And according to the same applicant, the executive branch is “optimistic” about the idea of expanding the line of argument the idol.
“The door is still open. No decision has been made yet. At this point, this is normal in our process. “We only have two episodes,” he commented insider To page six.
After a controversial premiere in Cannes in 2023, HBO and HBO Max premiered the first episode of the idol on June 4th, aiming to launch a new episode every Sunday. Only the opening two chapters (out of five in total) are currently available on the streaming platform. streaming.