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The Weeknd to headline and co-write HBO’s cult drama series 'The Idol'

Pop singer The Weeknd is all set to star and co-write an upcoming HBO cult drama series with 'Euphoria' creator. Details inside...

Jul 01, 2021
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After ruling over fans with his soulful music, Pop singer The Weeknd is now gearing up to play the lead and co-write a cult drama series for HBO titled The Idol as confirmed by Billboard. The singer will be co-writing the script alongside the Zendaya starrer series Euphoria's creator Sam Levinson.

After the buzz spread, Variety reported on Tuesday that the series will focus on the story of a young female pop singer who falls in love with an eccentric L. A club owner who lives a parallel life as the leader of a secret cult.

Aside from acting and writing the script for the show, The Weeknd a.k.a Abel Tesfaye will also be executive producing the project alongside his producing partner and entrepreneur Raza Fahim and BAFTA award winner Sam Levinson.


The Blinding Lights singer has previously co-written an episode of the animated comedy show American Dad titled, 'A Starboy is Born'. The comedy series is available to stream on YouTube Premium. The singer had also tried his hand at acting in the 2019 critically acclaimed film Uncut Gems which can be streamed on Netflix.

The Idol will feature Joseph Epstein as the showrunner and co-writer while Mary Laws, who has written Succession and Preacher will be in the team of writers as well as executive producers. The Weeknd's manager Slaiby and creative director La Mar C. Taylor will also be executive producing the project.

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