HBO has released a brand new The Idol teaser for its upcoming drama, featuring new footage of Grammy winner Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp’s characters. The series is expected to make its debut later this year.
The video, which you can check out below, also highlights the show’s ensemble cast consisting of Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Hari Nef, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennott, and K-Pop superstar Jennie Kim of Blackpink who will be making her acting debut as Jennie Ruby Jane.
Check out The Idol teaser trailer below:
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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.
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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, Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga , 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.