HBO’s “The Idol” Canceled After One Season-Here’s Everything You Should Know

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After facing a lot of controversy and negative reviews from the audience, HBO’s “The Idol” has been canceled after one season. And Guess what? We are not surprised.

The Euphoria Mastermind Sam Levinson created a piece with writer/producer Reza Fahim and Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) that got negative backlash from the start. The low ratings already proved people hate this show to the core.

So, is it the cheap storyline that has led to the cancellation of HBO’s “The Idol”? Most likely, but there are also a few things that influenced the incident.

Critics at the Cannes Film Festival were unimpressed with the plot after just two episodes.

The biggest reason for the low rating was changing directions in the middle of the shooting. Amy Seimetz was supposed to direct the show, according to reports.

She was already in post-production when she decided to leave the project. Then Euphoria’s creator, Sam Levinson, took over as director. Levinson’s vastly different vision for the program led to growing controversy.

Why Did They Decide to Cancel “The Idol”?

The Idol was already a roller coaster ride before their debut. According to Billboard News, HBO’s spokesperson announced the news of cancellation by saying, “The Idol was one of HBO’s most provocative original programs, and we’re pleased by the strong audience response.”

They Also Added, “After much thought and consideration, HBO, as well as the creators and producers have decided not to move forward with a second season. We’re grateful to the creators, cast, and crew for their incredible work.”

They ended the show without a cliffhanger or plans to make a second season. However, the co-star Da’Vine Joy Randolph, told The Hollywood Reporter “I know this was never scheduled to be a limited series.”

Even though the cast hinted there was a chance of a second season, the producers didn’t mention anything.

I mean, why would they try to come up with a second season if the BBC already declared The Idol the “worst TV show of the year”

Even the audience gave the show 19% approval on the Rotten Tomato website. Amongst the mixed reactions from the audience, the producer finally decided to cancel the show after season one.

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