Why was ‘The Idol‘ canceled? HOLR is sharing the details below regarding the show’s exit.

According to this TikTok video posted by user @lisa_hiser, ‘The Idol‘ has been canceled after just one season. The show was created by; Sam Levinson, Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd), and Reza Fahim. It also starred Lily-Rose Depp.


HBO has cancelled The Idol after one season…not shocked at all. #theidol #hbo #cancelled #tv #fyp #shineonmedia

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The Idol Canceled

As noted by the TikToker, viewers were not particularly shocked by the news. Check out what some people had to say about the show getting canceled in the comment section of the TikTok video, below:

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The Idol Reviews

‘The Idol’ brought in controversial reviews and was seemingly not received very well by audience members, in which it got a 19% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as noted here. As noted in this excerpt from a recent Variety article, here’s what an HBO spokesperson had to say about the show being canceled:

“‘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.”

‘The Idol’ only had 5 episodes in its first season which is one short of the proposed 6 episodes. The show ended on July 2 and has since been canceled.

What do you think about ‘The Idol’ getting canceled?

Published by HOLR Magazine.