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The Weeknd has revealed a new teaser for The Idol, his own forthcoming HBO Max series.
The show – with “gutters of Hollywood” as the setting, according to the clip – follows the story of a pop singer (Lily-Rose Depp) where she becomes romantically tied to a club owner in Los Angeles, who turns out to be a cult leader.
The series features Abel Tesfaye – who also serves as producer and co-writer of the series.
A release date has not been confirmed by the trailer. However, it does share a whole new list of cast members, such as Moses Sumney, Jennie of Blackpink – a K-pop girl group, Mike Dean, Dan Levy, Rachel Sennott, Hank Azaria, Hari Nef, among others.
On Saturday, the new clip was released at the Las Vegas concert of The Weeknd, as per reports from Stereogum.
The Idol was first teased last summer. Tesfaye serves as the series’ co-creator with producing partner Reza Fahim, while producer Joseph Epstein serves as co-writer of the script alongside the musician. Euphoria filmmaker Sam Levinson co-executive produced the show with Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen, and Aaron L. Gilbert.
HBO revealed last fall that Troye Sivan, Anne Heche, Suzanna Son, Steve Zissis, Melanie Liburd, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga, and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe would be featured in the series alongside Depp and Tesfaye.
Other cast members were shown in the first trailer.
The Weeknd is on Tour
The Weeknd is now hitting the road for his tour in North America this year, backing his newest album Dawn FM.
Here is The Weeknd’s tour schedule below.
07-09 Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre
07-14 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
07-16 New York, NY – Metlife Stadium
07-21 Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium
07-24 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
07-30 Washington, D.C. – FedExField
08-04 Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
08-06 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
08-11 Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
08-14 Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
08-18 Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High
08-20 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
08-23 Vancouver, British Columbia – BC Place
08-25 Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
08-27 San Francisco, CA – Levi’s Stadium
08-30 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
09-02 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
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