HBO’s The Idol Already Getting A Season 2?
The Idol star Da’Vine Joy Randolph says she thinks a season 2 is in the cards.
HBO’s newest show, The Idol, has been generating a lot of buzz since Rolling Stone released a scathing exposé about the production’s allegedly terrible working conditions. After recently premiering at the Cannes Festival, the controversial show is making headlines again, and not good ones considering the show received a record-breaking terrible score. Still, despite all of the negative attention the show has been generating, Deadline reports that Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who plays Destiny in the series, believes that there is more story to tell and thinks the series should be renewed for a Season 2.
At The Idol’s premiere at The Lumiere Theatre last Monday, Randolph received the most applause after the credits began to roll. The actress, who is most recognized for her role in Hulu’s High Fidelity, plays Destiny in the series, the trusted confidante of Jocelyn, the doomed pop star the show follows, who is played by Lily-Rose Depp. Even though the show isn’t available to the public to watch until June 4, Randolph expressed her belief in the show’s capacity to expand beyond its initial run, sparking speculation about a potential second season.
“I absolutely think there’s a season two. I’m not saying it’s official, but there’s definitely a whole vast world that could be developed,” she shared optimistically.
Co-created by Sam Levinson, Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim, The Idol unfolds against the backdrop of the vibrant music industry in Los Angeles. The narrative follows a female pop singer, portrayed by Lily-Rose Depp, who embarks on a passionate romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner, played by Tesfaye, who is also the leader of a secret cult. With a star-studded cast and Tesfaye’s first extensive screen performance, The Idol has attracted a lot of attention, making it one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year.
However, The Idol has faced controversy, despite not having been released yet. Headlines depicting allegations of a tumultuous working environment, last-minute script rewrites, budgetary issues, and accusations that Tesfaye expressed concerns that the show was leaning too heavily into a “female perspective,” focusing on Depp’s character more than his own, have helped generate a lot of talk about the show.
When asked about the media attention surrounding The Idol’s production, Randolph acknowledged the buzz, emphasized the power of public interest even before its release, and expressed confidence that people would watch the series regardless of the controversies. Randolph firmly stated that her personal experience on set was far from the reported turmoil, asserting her commitment to be part of a positive production. She encouraged viewers to form their own opinions about the show.
The Idol boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Jennie Ruby Jane, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennot, Hari Nef, Mike Dean, and South Korean artist Jennie Kim. With such a diverse and talented lineup, the series promises to deliver a captivating and immersive viewing experience.
While an official announcement regarding The Idol Season 2 is yet to be made, Randolph’s optimistic remarks have certainly sparked excitement and speculation among fans, leaving them eager for more from this captivating series. As the release date draws near, audiences brace themselves for an enthralling exploration of love, music, and intrigue within the alluring world of the Los Angeles music industry.