HBO Cancels The Idol

HBO has reportedly canceled The Idol, this year’s drama series from Abel “The Weekend” Tesfaye and Sam Levinson. This follows extensive reshoots during the first – and now, only – season of the series and the decreased episode count from 6 to 5. An HBO spokesperson had this to say about the show’s cancelation:

The Idol was one of HBO’s most provocative original programs, and we’re pleased by the strong audience response… 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.”

How is this news? I thought The Idol was marketed as a miniseries, implying no further seasons were coming. I actually enjoyed this show more than most people seem to have, but I don’t see the need for any more of it, especially after the crappy finale.

But what do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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