Here’s Everything you Need to Know About HBO x The Weeknd’s Upcoming Series, “The Idol”

The series is said to be “the sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood.”

“From the sick and twisted minds of Sam Levinson and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye” comes HBO Max’s craziest show yet, “The Idol.”

Levinson, of course, is the creative mind behind HBO’s hit show “Euphoria,” and it seems like “The Idol” is taking a page from “Euphoria’s” handbook. Starring Lily Rose-Depp and The Weeknd himself, “The Idol” claims to be “the sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood,” and the trailer doesn’t disappoint, shot with Levinson’s signature edginess.

The Weeknd for “The Idol.”

Though HBO hasn’t revealed much about the series, the plot reportedly revolves around “a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.” Based on the teaser trailer alone, the six-episode series will get pretty intense, pretty quickly.

Lily Rose Depp for “The Idol.”

One thing we do know is that the series is currently undergoing a creative shift, after it was reported that director Amy Seimetz had left the project due to creative conflicts with The Weeknd. As the project undergoes reshoots and gets an editing facelift, the cast has shifted slightly too. Beyond The Weeknd and Depp, other stars seen in the trailer include singer Troye Sivan, BLACKPINK member Jennie Kim, and actresses Debby Ryan, Melanie Liburd, and the late Anne Heche.

“The Idol” doesn’t have an offical release date yet, though The Weeknd promised fans “it’s coming soon baby.” Here’s hoping that’s true.

Check out the trailer below:


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