The Weeknd

The Weeknd to Star in HBO Series 'The Idol'

  /  06.29.2021

The Weeknd is bringing his talents to HBO.

The R&B superstar is teaming up with the creator of “Euphoria” on a new cult series titled “The Idol.” According to Variety, The Weeknd will star in and co-write the show, which follows a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.

The Weeknd will serve as co-writer and executive producer along with Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson (“Euphoria”). Joseph Epstein will also write and executive produce in addition to serving as showrunner. The Weeknd’s manager, Wassim “SAL” Slaiby, and creative director, La Mar C. Taylor, will co-executive produce.

This is not The Weeknd’s first foray into Hollywood. In May 2020, he wrote and starred in an episode of the TBS animated series “American Dad. He also played himself in the 2019 film Uncut Gems opposite Adam Sandler and voiced multiple characters on Adult Swim’s animated series “Robot Chicken.”

The singer, who can be seen in Doja Cat’s new video for “You Right,” also remains focused on music. He is set to hit the road on his “After Hours Tour” starting next year.


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