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The Weeknd Debuts New HBO Series “The Idol”

The Weeknd Debuts New HBO Series “The Idol”

The Weeknd debuts new series for HBO. Not only is he the sow creator, but the 33-year-old icon is also starring in it.

The Weeknd Debuts New Series On HBO “The Idol” Along With Lily-Rose Depp

The Weeknd stars in a brand new HBO series called The Idol.

Along with Sam Levinson (of Euphoria) and Reza Fahim, The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – created the show.

The Idol will broadcast on HBO and stream on Max.

The synopsis for this drama series reads as follows –

“The show will center on Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), an aspiring pop idol who, after having a nervous breakdown that causes her last tour to be canceled, resolves to reclaim her title as the sexiest pop star in America and begins a complicated relationship with a self-help guru and the head of a contemporary cult (The Weeknd)”

You can see the teaser below, but first, check out the cast –

  • Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn, an up-and-coming pop idol and Tedros’ love interest
  • Abel Tesfaye as Tedros, a self-help guru/leader of a modern-day cult
  • Suzanna Son as Chloe
  • Troye Sivan as Caleb
  • Moses Sumney as Izaak
  • Jane Adams as a director for Jocelyn’s music video
  • Dan Levy
  • Jennie Kim as Angel
  • Eli Roth as Jocelyn’s uncle
  • Rachel Sennott
  • Hari Nef as a model
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph as a legendary soul singer
  • Mike Dean as a music producer
  • Ramsey as a DJ
  • Hank Azaria as Jocelyn’s father

Actress Finley Rose Slater plays a younger Jocelyn in this series.

Notably, the late Anne Heche will be shown in her final film role.

Check out the official teaser for “The Idol” now –

Will you be watching?

Hosted by this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the series’ world debut of The HBO Original drama, The Idol, premieres on Sunday, June 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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