HBO Not Going Forward With Season 2 of “The Idol”

The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp in
The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp in "The Idol"

The first season of The Idol was one wild roller-coaster, and it will also mark the last chapter of this story. Sam Levinson’s provocative drama starring Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd isn’t moving forward with Season 2 after HBO officially announced its cancelation.

According to HBO’s official statement, they’ve decided to pull the plug on The Idol “after much thought and consideration” with the show’s creators and producers. HBO’s spokesperson praised it as “one of HBO’s most provocative original programs” and thanked its creators, cast, and crew for their incredible work.

The Idol on Jocelyn (Depp), who’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest pop star in America after a nervous breakdown derailed her last tour. Her passion is reignited by Tedros (The Weeknd), a mysterious nightclub owner with a sordid past, but will this relationship take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?

The Idol was created for HBO by Euphoria’s Sam Levinson, and its star-studded cast included 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.

The Idol ran on HBO for five episodes following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.