The Weeknd has always attempted to create visually appealing music videos and graphics, especially during the innovative After Hours era. His on-screen narrative is now progressing to a new level.
According to a recent HBO announcement, the show will now be produced in and around Los Angeles for a six-episode season. The Idol, produced by the multi-talented Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye, Reza Fahim, and Sam Levinson, was a daring, revealing look at the cult of the music business that was unlike anything HBO had ever done before.
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This desire was soon realized when the talented team of Joe Epstein and Amy Seimetz teamed up well with the rest of the group, “Executive vice president of HBO drama programming Francesca Orsi said in a statement.
Who is the Cast in the Weeknd: the Idol?
A group of talented actors and a true musician have been cast in The Idol’s upcoming series. Depp (The King) will star with Tesfaye as a rising pop star who becomes involved in a “complex relationship” with the cult leader. Troye Sivan, a musician, will also participate as a series regular.
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Along with Anne Heche from Six Days, Seven Nights, Tunde Adebimpe from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Steve Zissis from Togetherness, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren from Saved by the Bell, Nico Hiraga from Booksmart, and Melanie Liburd from Power Book II: Ghost, will all appear in the movie.
Hari Nef, Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby), and BLACKPINK member Jennie are among the other cast and crew.
What’s the Teaser for the Show?
Now comes the big teaser. The Weeknd and Euphoria producer Sam Levinson’s upcoming series The Idol has its first teaser trailer available on HBO. The Weeknd and Lily Rose Depp are featured in the show.
Amy Seimetz, the director, and Suzanna Son, the star, left the series in late April after it underwent a creative change. The show centers on a female pop artist who has a relationship with a mysterious former club owner in Los Angeles who is now a covert cult leader.
The series was developed by Levinson, Reza Fahim, and Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd. He was believed to have been dissatisfied with the show’s initial creative direction.
Who is Directing All Six Episodes?
The series’ creator, author, and showrunner are all named Joseph Epstein. The executive director and producer of all episodes will be Amy Seimetz. Wassim “SAL” Slaiby, La Mar C. Taylor, founder of XO Records, and Mary Laws (of Succession), who is also composing, serve as co-executive producers.
There have been a few snags in the series. Variety reported in April that Amy Seimetz had stepped down from her position as the project’s director. At the time of Seimetz’s departure, several episodes had already been filmed, and sources said the show will be changed to fit a new artistic approach.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Episodes Are There?
There are total Six episodes.
Who Directed All 6 Episodes?
Amy Seimetz directed the series.