The Weeknd is coming to HBO. The “Blinding Lights” artist has co-created the drama sequence The Idol with Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, and Reza Fahim. Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Expertise, She Dies Tomorrow) will direct all six episodes, and function an government producer.
The sequence, which has been in growth since this summer season, focuses on the music business and facilities on a self-help guru and chief of a modern-day cult, who develops an advanced relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol. As Francesca Orsi, Govt Vice President of HBO Programming, places it “When the multi-talented Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson introduced us The Idol, it was clear their subversive, revelatory tackle the cult of the music business was not like something HBO had ever carried out earlier than. Shortly after, the sensible duo of Joe Epstein and Amy Seimetz joined forces with the remainder of the group, and this dream grew to become a actuality.”
The forged consists of Lily-Rose Depp (The King), Suzanna Son (Crimson Rocket), Melanie Liburd (That is Us), Tunde Adebimpe (Rachel Getting Married), Steve Zissis (Togetherness), Troye Sivan, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (CSI: Miami), Nico Hiraga (Moxie) and Anne Heche (Unfold). Particulars concerning the remainder of the forged are unknown, nonetheless, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, Son, Sivan, and Zissis shall be sequence regulars, whereas Liburd, Adebimpe, Lauren, Hiraga, and Heche can have recurring elements. The mission shall be solely be The Weeknd’s second function, having appeared reverse Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems, the place he performed himself
Joe Epstein (Well being and Wellness) serves as a author and showrunner on the mission. Kevin Turen (Euphoria), Ashley Levinson (Euphoria), Nick Corridor (The White Lotus), and Sara E White (Station 19), and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert will even function government producers.
There’s at the moment no launch date for The Idol.
‘Uncut Gems’ will now come out the identical day as Criterion’s 4K releases of ‘Citizen Kane’ and ‘Menace II Society.’
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