Even the production team criticized, Jenny appeared in 'The Idol'... Season 2 Production OUT! [Hollywood Talk]

April 29, 2023


A scene from HBO's 'The Idol' (YouTube screen capture)

[Sports Seoul | [Reporter Yoo Da-yeon intern] The production of season 2 of the HBO drama 'The Idol', which attracted attention with the appearance of Jenny of the group BLACKPINK, was canceled.

On the 28th (local time), American entertainment media Page Six reported that the production of the next season of HBO's 'The Idol' had been canceled.

An HBO spokesperson said, “‘The Idol’ was a sensational program and we are satisfied that it became a topic of conversation with viewers. HBO and the producers decided not to proceed with the second season after long discussions,” he said.

Directed by Sam Levinson, who also directed another popular HBO drama, 'Euphoria', and produced and starred by Canadian pop star The Weeknd, 'The Idol' premiered at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival, but has a sexual, misogynistic portrayal, and masculinity. It was criticized for its attention-seeking sexual fantasies.

Testimonies were handed down that the production crew of this drama called the work “torture pornography” and “rape fantasy,” and that the filming site was chaotic. Also, men's fashion magazine GQ criticized 'The Idol' for having the worst sex scene in history.

In Korea, “The Idol” became a hot topic as Jenny made a special appearance and her first acting challenge. However, due to repeated controversy over sensationalism in every episode, the show ended early from the scheduled 6th episode to 5th episode.