The Idol: Know Everything About Weeknd & A24 upcoming Music Drama

As reported earlier, a music web series ‘The Idol’ is under production and soon coming to your television screens. The excitement increases among fans with The Weeknd producing, writing and acting in the same project. It is a forthcoming HBO pop singer cult drama series executive produced by Sam Levinson. Read the complete article to know more.

The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has sold millions of albums worldwide thanks to singles like last year’s “Blinding Lights,” in addition to appearing at the Super Bowl halftime performance. Recently, he surpassed Justin Bieber on Spotify as the most listened artist.

He’s also worked in television and movies before, creating and starring in an episode of American Dad! and co-starring with Adam Sandler in Robot Chicken and Uncut Gems. Levinson is best known for directing HBO’s critically praised Euphoria, which starred Zendaya and earned her an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series alongside a lot of other awards.

Lights! Camera! Action!

The Idol is expected to be the talk of 2022. It will be a multi starer show for which stars has already started gathering in Los Angeles to shoot the series. Indeed, the idea was of Sam Levinson and The Weeknd, and both are involved in every just of the process.

Earlier, Sam collaborated with a musician Drake and the output was Euphoria. So, Sam really knows The Idol has that potential too with established actors and music crossovers.

The Plot Of The Idol

Indeed, the makers have not revealed much information about the show. But we see significant changes in the perspective of the storyline. Earlier, the show was about a young female pop star who falls into a relationship with the owner of a LA nightclub. Later, he also happens to be the covert leader of a hate group. So, now the plot seems to be mixed a bit with the club owner becoming a self-help guru instead. It would be consist of six miniseries.

The Idol Cast For The Show

Cast includes- The Weeknd, assuming to be in the main lead of that guru or cult leader. With little information in hand, it is expected that the female pop star character will be Lily Rose-Depp. Lily would be debuting with this on Television after seven years of a gap from the film. The supporting cast excites too- Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Tyson Ritter and Melanie Liburd.

Release Date

As the show is currently shooting in Los Angeles, we do not expect it any time soon. But the project has 6 episodes, so they might start airing too. Also, Euphoria season one boded well for HBO and A24 and season twp arrived at the end of the year. Maybe we have to wait till summer of 2022.

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.

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