They might have jumped the one on this.
HBO has canceled “The Idol,” a series from Sam Levinson, creator of the hit show “Euphoria,” after only one season, The Post can confirm.
“The Idol was one among HBO’s most provocative original programs, and we’re pleased by the strong audience response,” a spokesperson for HBO told The Post.
“After much thought and consideration, HBO, in addition to the creators and producers have decided not to maneuver forward with a second season,” the statement continued.
“We’re grateful to the creators, solid, and crew for his or her incredible work.”
The show, which triggered backlash for a few of its graphic sex scenes, followed Jocelyn, played by Lily-Rose Depp, and her relationship with self-help guru and cult leader Tedros, portrayed by singer The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye).
Originally, the series was slated to feature six episodes, but only ended up featuring five, concluding on July 2.
It only had a rating of 19% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Nevertheless, insiders on the show told The Post that “The Idol” creators and executive producers didn’t come into the production process with a particular plan for a multi-season arc.
Conversations around a second season were fluid, and the show still ranked amongst Max’s top series over the summer.
But before the show could even hit HBO, it made headlines in April 2022 because the show’s original director, Amy Seimetz, stepped down from her role, Deadline reported.
HBO said that they were taking the show in a “recent creative direction” on the time, but because of this, sources claimed that they’d to re-film and rescript this system.
The series also featured a variety of raunchy sex scenes, which drew controversy from some viewers.
Multiple sources, in line with a story published in March by the Rolling Stone, claimed that the series changed into unseemly “torture porn,” and that there was ”disturbing” sexual content.
“It was like all rape fantasy that any toxic man would have within the show — after which the lady comes back for more since it makes her music higher,” one anonymous source told the publication.
Nevertheless, Depp defended the series after the actual fact.
In a press release to The Post on the time, Depp called Levinson “the very best director I actually have ever worked with” for “so many reasons.”
“Never have I felt more supported or respected in a creative space, my input and opinions more valued. Working with Sam is a real collaboration in every way — it matters to him, greater than anything, not only what his actors think concerning the work, but how we feel performing it,” Depp told The Post.
“He hires people whose work he esteems and has at all times created an environment by which I felt seen, heard and appreciated.”