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The Weeknd's HBO drama The Idol adds Troye Sivan, Suzanna Son and six others to cast

The Idol will mark R&B singer The Weeknd's acting debut.

Devki Nehra
Nov 23, 2021
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R&B singer The Weeknd's HBO show The Idol has officially got a series order, and also added new members to its cast.

Joining The Weeknd and Lily Rose-Depp to direct them in all six episodes is Amy Seimetz. 

Variety mentions the new actors onboard — Suzanna Son, Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Steve Zissis, Troye Sivan, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga, and Anne Heche. Son, Zissis, and Sivan are series regulars, while the others have recurring roles. 

The show "centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol." It will be filmed in Los Angeles.

The Weeknd is the co-writer and executive producer with LA nightlife entrepreneur Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson (of Euphoria-fame). All three will get creator credits as well. Joe Epstein is the showrunner, and will also be the writer and executive producer.

The Idol will mark The Weeknd's, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, acting debut. He has previously made a cameo in Adam Sandler-led crime thriller Uncut Gems

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