Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weekndwill bring its blinding lights to the world of flawless HBO productions. According to recent reports, the Grammy-winning artist will work closely with the prestigious network to build the upcoming drama series. The Idol. The Canadian will serve not only as an executive producer, but also as a co-writer. And don’t settle for that, it’ll be a stellar too!

According to Deadline, The Idol is a serial project born from the mind of Sam Levinson —Also creator of Euphoria– in complicity with The Weeknd and Reza Fahim, who to date is a producer associated with the famous singer. The three of them will accompany the showrunner Joseph Epstein in the executive production of the show.

«[The Idol] follows a pop singer who begins an affair with an enigmatic Los Angeles club owner who turns out to be the leader of a secret cult, “she writes Deadline as a synopsis.

So far, it remains unclear if The Weeknd will play the aforementioned owner of the club, although it undoubtedly consists of a role that would be very interesting to see him play. After all, he poses as a sinister character that would allow the musician to explore dark places in the world. underground in California. It should be added that no other actor or actress has been announced within the cast.

This upcoming HBO series will be co-written by The Weeknd, Mary Laws and Joseph Epstein (via). It is still unknown what personality or personalities are considered for the executive chair.

The Idol it will be the first series live-action have The Weeknd in his cast. However, it certainly will not be the first title in his television history as an actor. In 2020, the singer lent his voice to two animated adult shows: Robot Chicken (from Adult Swim) and American Dad! (from TBS), where he also played himself. He is also remembered for sharing a few seconds on screen with Adam Sandler thanks to the acclaimed feature film Rough diamonds (from Netflix), directed by the Safdie brothers.

Antonio G. Spinola I have very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.

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