Co-created by HBO Drama Series Euphoria‘s Sam Levinson.
The Weeknd also known as Abel Tesfaye is getting his small-screen directorial debut with an HBO series named The Idol. The Weeknd is set to star alongside Lily-Rose Depp in six ordered episodes of the drama series which is set to be directed by Amy Seimetz. 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.
The rest of the cast includes Suzanna Son (“Red Rocket”), Melanie Liburd (“Power Book II: Ghost,” “This Is Us”), Tunde Adebimpe (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Lazor Wulf”), Steve Zissis (“Togetherness,” “Jeff Who Lives at Home”), Troye Sivan (“Spud,” “Boy Erased”), Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (“Showgirls,” “Saved by the Bell”), Nico Hiraga (“Booksmart,” “Moxie”), and Anne Heche (“Return to Paradise,” “Six Days Seven Nights”) have all been cast in the series. Son, Zissis, and Sivan will all appear in series regular roles while the other five are recurring.
Reportedly by Rolling Stone, Britney Spears may be making an appearance in the upcoming series in which she posted that she’s working on her first project since ending her conservatorship via Instagram:
Stay tuned for more updates on the project.
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