The Weeknd’s HBO show cancelled after one season

LOS ANGELES: Amidst a whirlwind of controversy and anticipation, HBO’s series “The Idol” has officially been cancelled after just one season, leaving fans and critics alike with mixed reactions.

The show, created by Sam Levinson of “Euphoria” fame and starring Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp, was initially one of the most eagerly awaited offerings of the year. However, it faced a barrage of criticism due to its explicit content, with some labeling it as ‘torture porn’. The series also raised eyebrows when it concluded an episode earlier than originally intended, fueling speculation about its fate.

The decision to cancel “The Idol” was confirmed by an HBO spokesperson, who stated, ‘The Idol was one of HBO’s most provocative original programs, and we’re pleased by the strong audience response.’ Despite the initial buzz and viewership, the creators, cast, and crew will not be moving forward with a second season.

While there were ongoing discussions about the possibility of a second season, it appears that no firm decisions were made until recently. The series had reportedly been planned for multi-season arcs, but ultimately, the network and creators chose not to pursue further episodes.

“The Idol” managed to make its mark on HBO Max’s summer lineup, garnering substantial viewership with the premiere attracting over seven million viewers. The cancellation announcement brings an end to the show’s short-lived journey, leaving fans to ponder what might have been in future seasons.

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