When the credit rolled on the Lumiere Theatre Monday night following the debut of Sam Levinson’s The Idol, the loudest and heartiest cheer was handed to actor Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph.
Randolph, greatest identified for her work on Hulu’s Excessive Constancy remake, performs Future, the confidante to Lily-Rose Depp’s doomed pop star Jocelyn within the HBO collection. The collection will unspool over 5 roughly 50-minute episodes from June 4, however talking at Usakca Cannes studio, Randolph mentioned she believes there’s scope for the present to broaden.
“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 mentioned.
She added: “Absolutely, I’d come back for season two.”
Co-created by Levinson, Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim, The Idol is ready in opposition to the backdrop of the music business in Los Angeles. The present follows a feminine pop singer (Depp) who begins a romance with an enigmatic L.A. membership proprietor (Tesfaye), the chief of a secret cult. With a high-profile solid and the primary intensive display efficiency from Tesfaye, The Idol has been one of the vital buzzed-about reveals of the 12 months. The present made headlines in March, whereas nonetheless in manufacturing, following a Rolling Stone exposé that claimed the collection was in turmoil as a result of a poor working surroundings and last-minute script rewrites alongside budgetary points, all of which had been denied by producers HBO and A24.
The Idol additionally underwent a artistic overhaul, with collection director Amy Seimetz exiting. As Usakca reported on the time, the crux of the problem gave the impression to be that Tesfaye felt the present was leaning an excessive amount of right into a “female perspective,” in accordance with sources, with co-star Lily-Rose Depp’s character fairly than his personal.
“The way the world is now if you’re getting that much buzz and it’s not even out yet — that is the best press you can get,” Randolph mentioned of the studies about The Idol set. “If nothing else, people are going to watch it.”
Randolph added that her expertise on the set “wasn’t like that.”
“I wouldn’t even be a part of no mess like that,” she mentioned. “So for me, I just let people think what they think. But I was excited. We’re not even out yet, and people are getting worked up.”
Along with Randolph, Tesfaye, and Depp, the solid consists of 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.
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