Pop star The Weeknd , aka Abel Tesfaye , has joined forces with Sam Levinson ( Euphoria ), for a new series from HBO .
The cast includes The Weeknd himself , with him Lily-Rose Depp, Troye Sivan, Anne Heche, Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Nico Hiraga .
We can get a taste of this series, entitled The Idol , thanks to this new teaser.
In addition to The Weeknd and Levinson, there is a third co-creator: Reza Fahim , a former nightclub owner and production partner of Tesfaye.
The plot of The Idol
The series tells the story of a pop singer who begins a relationship with an enigmatic Los Angeles club owner and leader of a secret cult.
Joe Epstein participates as showrunner and screenwriter. Among the writers also Mary Laws , who wrote for Succession and Preacher . Epstein and Laws are also executive producers along with Levinson, Tesfaye, Fahim, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios.