The first acting venture of Jennie from BLACKPINK, the American HBO drama "The Idol," is set to end prematurely.

On the 26th, U.S. media outlets such as Deadline reported that 'The Idol,' which was initially scheduled for six episodes, will end early with its fifth episode on July 2nd.

Pop singer The Weeknd, who co-produced and starred in 'The Idol,' stated that there were no plans for a second season. Conversely, an HBO representative expressed that nothing has been decided regarding the production of the next season.

'The Idol' is a drama set in the music industry of Los Angeles, telling the story of a popular female pop singer's world of music and her love life. With lead roles by Lily-Rose Depp, Johnny Depp's daughter, and pop star The Weeknd, the drama drew much attention as it marked Jennie's first acting role.

In the drama, Jennie portrayed the role of Diane, a backup dancer for Lily-Rose Depp's character. However, 'The Idol' faced controversy for its explicit scenes, and criticism was particularly aimed at scenes where Jennie performed excessively suggestive choreography. Fans voiced concerns that Jennie was being exploited for noise marketing, leading to a backlash from the public.

Following are some comments from Korean netizens:

"No matter how much you think about it, it's a disadvantage to those who broadcast it."
"I hate listening to The Weeknd's songs now. Just hearing his songs as BGM on TV gives me goosebumps."
"Isn't it because the reactions were so bad?ㅋㅋ I was surprised that they even approved of this show."
"Are they trying to give off that 'early exit' vibe?"
"I honestly couldn't get into the show because of The Weeknd."
" I won't be listening to The Weeknd's songs anymore."
"The thumbnail, wow f*ck... no matter how I look at him, he just doesn't give me the male lead vibes. Even if I'm trying to see him as fatale, I just can't. They should change up his styling too."
"I deleted all of The Weeknd's songs from my playlist... I thought that I could trust his music since Can't Feel My Face but... farewell."