HBO has dropped the first official teaser for The Idol, the forthcoming drama starring Grammy winner Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp. Currently, there is still no release date attached to the series yet.
The Idol teaser, which you can check out below, give us a preview of Depp’s music performer who seems to be in an intense relationship with The Weeknd’s character. It also teases the appearances of music stars Troye Sivan and Jennie Kim of the popular K-Pop group Blackpink, who is seen as part of the dancers for Depp’s character.
The Idol is co-created by Sam Levinson (Euphoria), Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye (Uncut Gems), and Reza Fahim. This marks The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp’s acting TV debut and first major scripted drama series project.
“Set against the backdrop of the music industry, the series centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol,” reads the official logline.
The limited drama also stars Golden Globe nominee Troye Sivan (Boy Erased), Hari Nef (Transparent), Debby Ryan (Insatiable), Steve Zissis (Togetherness) , Rachel Sennott (Bodies Bodies Bodies) and K-Pop global superstar Jennie Kim of Blackpink, making her the first Korean idol to debut in an American series.
Additional cast includes Anne Heche (Gracie’s Choice), Melanie Liburd (Power Book II: Ghost), Tunde Adebimpe (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (Saved by the Bell), Nico Hiraga (Booksmart), and more.
The Idol is written and executive produced by Levinson, Tesfaye, Fahim, and Joe Epstein. Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Sara E. White, and Aaron Gilbert are executive producing. It is a production by A24.