The series, co-created by Sam Levinson and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, premieres June 4 on HBO.
Lily-Rose Depp is the biggest pop star on the planet in The Idol.
Depp leads the highly anticipated HBO series, co-created by Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Reza Fahim and “Euphoria” showrunner Sam Levinson, as the iconic singer who is taken in by a dangerously charismatic club owner (Tesfaye). track. “The Idol” will premiere on HBO on June 4, four days after eligibility for the 2023 Emmy Awards expires. The series will debut out of competition at this year’s Cannes.
According to the official synopsis, after a nervous breakdown derails her last tour, Jocelyn (Depp) is determined to reclaim her rightful status as America’s biggest and sexiest pop star. His passions are rekindled by Tedros (Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a troubled past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights, or to the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?
Also starring Troye Sivan, Dan Levy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son and Hank Azaria.
Levinson, Fahim and Tesfaye executive produce the series alongside Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Joseph Epstein, Aaron L. Gilbert (BRON) and Sara E. White. The series is written by co-creators Levinson, Tesfaye and Fahim. “The Idol” is produced in collaboration with A24.
Levinson is named series director following the departure of original director Amy Seimetz. “The Idol” has sparked controversy over reports that the show was rooted in “torture porn” and contained controversial sequences that glorified rape. Tesfaye posted a clip from the show on Instagram mocking Roll Stone for being “past their prime” after the publication published the investigative exposé.
Starring Depp has defended Levinson and Tesfaye’s vision for the series, calling the Euphoria creator “the best director I’ve ever worked with.”
“I’ve never felt so supported or valued in a creative space, my input and my opinion were more valued,” said Depp. “Working with Sam is a real collaboration in every way – it’s more important to him, not only what his actors think of the work, but also how we feel during the performance. He hires people whose work he values and has always created an environment where I felt seen, heard and valued.”
“The Idol” debuts on June 4th at 9pm ET on HBO and will be available on Max.
Check out the latest trailer below.
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