The Weeknd & Sam Levinson Have Teamed Up


Not content with only one TV show is currently successful, trance’s Sam Levinson has teamed up with musician The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – to create an all-new series called idol. Commissioned by US network HBO, the highly anticipated drama boasts an impressive roster of cast. It will appear on the screen next to The Weeknd Lily Rose DeppDaughter of former Disney star Johnny Depp Debbie RyanAnd the Jenny from BlackpinkAnd singer and actor Troy Sivan and many others. And it just so happens that UK viewers won’t be deprived of this show, because a home network has snatched away the broadcast rights to the show.

idol will flow on Sky and Now, with the previous grid listed as ‘Coming Soon’. The series’ thrilling synopsis reads: “From the sick and faltering minds of Sam Levinson and The Weeknd, starring Lily-Rose Depp; the series is set against the backdrop of the music industry and will focus on a self-help guru and modern-day cult leader who enters into a complex relationship with a rising pop star.” We are considered investors.

The teaser trailer hints at the intense drama you can expect from the series. With an uneasy romance, drugs, money and corruption wreaking havoc between the main characters. The trailer promises “the ugliest love story in all of Hollywood.” At one point, The Weeknd’s character asks Lily-Rose Depp, “Why don’t you just be yourself?” She replied, “Because there is nothing about me.” Sharing the clip with her 40.6 million Instagram followers, The Weeknd wrote: “Wait for dear life.”

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