The “Euphoria” Creator Presented a New Project Starred The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp

On August 21, 2022, a new trailer for the series “The Idol” was released on the HBO YouTube channel.

“The Idol” is an American musical drama by the creator of the series “Euphoria” Sam Levinson.

The shooting of the six-part series took place in Los Angeles, California, USA. The filming began in November 2021 and finished in March of this year.

This project promises to the audience to show the secrets of the musical industry.

The Plot of “The Idol”

The plot of the series tells us about the modern cult leader and part-time owner of the nightclub in Los Angeles (The Weeknd) who enters into a strange relationship with the rising pop star (Lily-Rose Depp).

The Team

Director: Amy Seimetz
Writers: Sam Levinson, The Weeknd, Mary Laws, Reza Fahim, and others.
Producers: Sam Levinson, Amy Seimetz, Aaron L. Gilbert, Mary Law, The Weeknd, and others.
Actors: Lily-Rose Depp, The Weeknd, Troye Sivan, Suzanna Son, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, the South Korean group Blackpink’s Jennie Ruby Jane, and others.

The Weeknd

In “The Idol” Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, acted not only as a co-author and executive producer, but also played one of the main roles.

He also wrote music, and according to the singer, filming is his great passion.

Confirming these words, The Weeknd has repeatedly demonstrated acting abilities in his music videos, for example, “Save Your Tears” or “Blinding Lights”.

Lily-Rose Depp

Another leading role in the series was played by Johnny Depp’s daughter – Lily-Rose Depp.
Recently, she shared shots from the filming of “The Idol” on her Instagram.

  • The young actress already has sufficient experience in filming. She took part in such movies as:
  • “Yoga Hosers”
  • “The King”
  • “Voyagers”
  • “Wolf”
  • “Planetarium” etc.

In addition, the actress was twice nominated for the Cezar Awards for “A Faithful Man “ and “The Dancer”.


The premiere of the six-part drama series will be released in 2022 on HBO.

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