Co-created by the Grammy-winning artist, his generating partner Reza Fahim as well as ‘Euphoria’ showrunner Sam Levison, the collection will certainly be directed by Amy Seimetz.
It’s all about cash, medications and also orgies in the very first trailer for Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and also Sam Levison’s new HBO collection The Idol.
Dropping Sunday, the minute-and-a-half intro includes the first footage from the approaching program starring Lily-Rose Depp, which is lent a hand the trailer as being “from the sick and also twisted minds” of its co-creators.
Partially nude ladies, popped sparkling wine containers and a car ride under the California sunlight to a blindingly white mansion open up the wild intro, which features only a few lines from its celebrities.
” Lick it. Spank it. Drop it,” a lady can be listened to stating over scenes of Tesfaye punching the air and Depp bordered by dancers, prior to words flash across the display encouraging “The sleaziest romance in all of Hollywood.”
” Why don’t you just be on your own,” The Weeknd’s character at one point asks Depp’s. “Because there’s nothing concerning me that’s relatable,” she attacks back.
Set in the L.A. music industry, The Idol fixate a self-help guru and also leader of a modern cult who establishes a challenging relationship with an up-and-coming pop singer.
The series was first revealed back in June 2021. By November, HBO had actually offered it a collection order with Amy Seimetz set to route all six episodes of the program created by Tesfaye, Levinson as well as Reza Fahim. At the time, Suzanna Son, Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Steve Zissis, Troye Sivan, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga and also Anne Heche were all connected to star.
In April, it was announced the series would certainly “adjust,” upgrading its cast and also crew to fit a brand-new creative instructions. “The Idol’s imaginative team continues to construct, fine-tune, and also progress their vision for the show and they have lined up on a brand-new innovative instructions,” HBO said in a declaration. “The production will certainly be adjusting its cast as well as team appropriately to best serve this brand-new strategy to the series. We eagerly anticipate sharing more information quickly.”
Tesfaye and Fahim are also credited as authors with Joe Epstein functioning as showrunner. The Weeknd, Fahim, Levison, Seimetz as well as Epstein are executive manufacturers in addition to Kevin Turen, Aaron Gilbert for Bron, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Sara E. White and A24.