HBO’s The Idol Teaser Trailer Confirms 2023 Release for The Weeknd-Led Drama

HBO has dropped another teaser for The Idol, Sam Levinson and The Weeknd’s upcoming drama, which will be making its debut in 2023. The video continues to feature Lily-Rose Depp as a daring popstar desperate to get another hit song.

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Check out The Idol teaser trailer below:

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 TV acting debut and first major scripted drama series.

“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, Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga, and more.

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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 an A24 production.


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