All hail for possible ‘Idol’ season 2.
Despite a Page Six report that HBO has already canceled ‘The Idol’ amid production woes and low ratings, Da’Vine actress Joy Randolph said Variety that a second season has always been the “intention” of the series.
“I think everyone’s intention is to have a second season. This was never meant to be a limited series,” Randolph said. “Nothing is official, but HBO is happy enough.”
Randolph, critically acclaimed as one of the standout parts of the series, plays pop star Jocelyn’s (Lily-Rose Depp) manager.
HBO denied Page Six’s report earlier this month, tweeting in response: “It has been incorrectly reported that a decision on a second season of ‘The Idol’ has been determined. That’s not the case, and we can’t wait to share the next episode with you on Sunday night.
‘The Idol’ season 1 concludes July 2 with episode 5. The series, co-created by Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye and ‘Euphoria’ showrunner Sam Levinson, previously premiered at the Cannes Film Festival of 2023. “The Idol” received largely negative reviews and struggled with ratings between controversial scenes of sex and nudity.
Lead actress Depp recently stated Vogue Australia that regardless of HBO’s decision, she will “never” fully step away from her character Jocelyn.
“I will never say goodbye to Jocelyn,” Depp said in a joint interview with co-star Troye Sivan. “It was such a great time in my life, honestly, shooting this, with you, with all of us and everything. I will never forget it and she will live in my heart forever. I love this character so much, I feel like she really changed me and she also taught me so, so, so much.
Sivan added: “It doesn’t feel like we said goodbye at all. It looks like we’ve only just begun.