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The Weeknd To Star In HBO Max’s ‘The Idol’

The Weeknd To Star In HBO Max’s ‘The Idol’

The Weeknd is set to star in The Idol on HBO Max. Also, he is one of the show’s creators and executive producers.

The Weeknd Is A Creator, Executive Producer, and Star In HBO Max’s ‘The Idol’

Rapper The Weeknd teases his performance in HBO Max’s musical drama series, The Idol.

This 6-episode miniseries is an HBO original series, billed as the ‘sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood’.

According to the trailer, get ready to see plenty of sex, and Hollywood party people.

The singer/songwriter/record producer (real name Abel MakkonenTesfaye) is actually wearing several hats.

Not only is he starring in this series, but he’s also actually one of the creators, along with Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson.

Additionally, Tesfaye is an executive producer.

Set in California, the show is is exploring all aspects of life in Hollywood.

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Check out the cast –

  • Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn
  • Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd)
  • Troye Sivan
  • Debby Ryan
  • Rachel Sennott
  • Jennie Kim
  • Steve Zissis
  • Hari Nef
  • Juliebeth Gonzalez

Also, in recurring roles, Melanie Liburd, Elizabeth Burkley, and Anne Heche, amongst others.

Officially, the synopsis describes the sultry and sexy series like this –

is set in the Hollywood music industry and focuses on the complicated relationship between a rising pop star and the leader of a cult.”

Here’s the official teaser for The Idol.

See The Weeknd starring in the new streaming drama series, The Idol on HBO Max.

However, an exact release date is yet to be revealed.

Until then, you can still catch up with the rapper while he’s currently on the road performing on his After Hours Til Dawn tour.

Want more stories on The Weeknd, hit us up.

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