It’s official: The Weeknd has released the first teaser trailer for his HBO Max series, The Idol. It will follow a female pop star who falls in love with a Los Angeles club owner and cult leader played by Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye himself in The Idol.
Teases “the sleaziest love story in Hollywood” with a teaser that promises “drug-fueled hookup scenes,” “intensive rehearsals,” and plenty of “power moves.”
The Idol Hbo Cast
Abel Tesfaye/The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp will star in the series as cult leaders and pop singers. Troye Sivan, Jennie Kim, Debby Ryan, Rachel Sennott, Steve Zissis, Hari Nef, and Juliebeth Gonzalez will also be there. We’ll be updating this page as soon as we have additional information about the characters.
In April of this year, the show’s director and cast members stepped down from their roles. According to Deadline, The Weeknd “thought the program was leaning too much into a ‘female perspective'” at the time of the cancellation.
The Idol Hbo Release Date
The Idol, which airs on HBO Max, has yet to be given a release date. In light of the fact that filming on the program began in January and a teaser was only released this week, we may be looking at a release date of late 2022 or early 2023.
Where Does the Idol Take Place?
Several famous personalities have already signed up for this event! There’s no denying that The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp lead the way. Among the cast is Troye Sivan, a well-known face on the Disney Channel, as well as Debby Ryan, a singer, and actor.
Fans are ecstatic that BLACKPINK singer Jennie Kim will be making her acting debut in the film thanks to a part teased by the show’s producers.
What’s the Story Behind HBO’s The Idol?
Jocelyn is a budding pop sensation who falls in love with an L.A. self-help guru who runs a modern-day cult. The Idol tells the story of their difficult relationship (played by Lily Rose-Depp).
Amy Seimetz, the show’s director, and actress Suzanna Son, the show’s star, announced their departures in late April.
HBO said in a statement at the time: “After months of hard work, the Idol creative team has agreed on a new creative approach for the show.
“The show’s cast and staff will be retooled to reflect this shift in direction. We are eager to share more information with you in the near future.
Troye Sivan, Lily-Rose Depp, and Rachel Sennott at The Idol’s wrap party tonight. pic.twitter.com/sC0uTF3LXd
— The Idol Updates (@theidolupdates) July 17, 2022
The Idol HBO Trailer
The Idol’s 90-second teaser shows that he wants to emulate Euphoria’s euphoria. Although it may even go a step further, there are clearly depicted drug usage, gun-wielding, and sexual moments, with the “romantic” storyline.
As soon as Abel Tesfaye and Sam Levinson revealed that they were the show’s co-creators, they jumped into a fast-paced party scene, a montage of Hollywood homes (Selling Sunset is trembling), an intense party scene, and more fast automobiles.
Lily-Rose Depp’s character appears to be the damsel-in-distress, but the teaser ends with a tense exchange with an unidentified individual — who appears to be the group’s leader — who asks Depp’s character, “Do you trust me?” “Not really,” she says with a smile.
Curious? If you’re not, you should be. The Idol’s teaser trailer may be seen here.