A couple of years after Drake’s protégé, The Weeknd helped launch HBO’s hit series, Euphoria, the rapper is following his mentor’s footsteps with a trippy new show of his own. The hitmaker is making a show for HBO. It will combine the worlds of pop music and underground cults. To watch this show, you will need to be in front of a TV set. It is already guaranteed that this show will be worth your time to watch it. The Weeknd will write, produce and star in the show. He is making his acting debut. Here’s what fans need to know about The Weeknd’s show on HBO. It is a good show and everyone is going to be talking about it soon.
The Idol will tell the story of a female singer who falls into a dangerous world. She thought her boyfriend was just a club owner but he is also the leader of a secret cult. We aren’t sure if The Weeknd will play the cult-leader boyfriend or another character. He will also write and executive produce the show. This will be the first time this person has a big acting part. The superstar singer is co-creating the show with Sam Levinson, who is best known for creating the psychedelic teen drama Euphoria for HBO, thus deepening the shared DNA between these two series.
When will The Idol HBO release?
Since the new show is still in early development, it likely won’t premiere anytime soon. Fans will probably have to wait until 2022 to check out the series.
Who will be starring in The Idol HBO?
The Weeknd is the only confirmed cast member for the show. We do not know what his role will be, but it will be an important one. The hitmaker will play the club owner and cult leader in this show. It’s hard to know who will play the female pop star, but they will be at the center of this show. Given The Weeknd’s impressive connections in the music industry, and IRL pop star could potentially join The Weeknd in making an acting turn to helm the series.
The Idol won’t release any first looks until it enters production, so fans will have to sight tight and look out for any photos or trailers either later in 2021 or sometime in 2022.
What are the more details related to The Idol HBO?
The Weeknd is getting into series television with a project titled The Idol for HBO, and he’s recruited Euphoria creator Sam Levinson to help him. Which tracks. The man, also known as Abel Tesfaye, is famous for creating elaborate mythologies and storylines around his music. So much so that he recently convinced a good chunk of people that he really did get extensive plastic surgery (he did not, it was all just part of a story he was telling around his album After Hours).
He’s also spoken of trying his hand at screenwriting before but has refused to elaborate on any of the details. You can tell from his music videos alone, the man definitely watches a lot of movies.
According to Deadline, The Weeknd will co-create the project with Levinson and his own longtime creative producer Reza Fahim. Here’s everything we know about the series so far.
What are the reviews from critics on The Idol HBO?
The reviews for The Idol HBO have been mixed. The New York Times’s critic Manohla Dargis gave the series a good review, calling it “a wistful mixture of thriller and wish-fulfillment tales with an emphasis on style over substance.” Rolling Stone‘s Brian Hiatt was less generous in his assessment: The show is just too long (eight episodes) and relies heavily on The Weeknd doing shirtless scenes to stick out enough to make people care about this complicated tale of family ties.”
Where I can watch this show?
The Idol HBO is a TV show and can be watched on Sky Atlantic in the UK, or through The Weeknd’s official YouTube channel. The series was also released on DVD in December 2016.
Where I should watch it?
If you live outside of North America then The Weeknd’s YouTube Channel will be your best option to catch up with The Idol Season One before the new season launches next year. If however, you do live within North America, don’t worry – there are plenty of ways for you to watch The Idol: from buying episodes online (on iTunes) to watching them on-demand at home via Amazon Prime Video and Lovefilm Instant; or if that doesn’t suit your preference you can buy DVDs.