The Weeknd to Star in HBO Cult Drama from ‘Euphoria’ Creator
The Weeknd is slated to make his live-action television debut in “The Idol,” a new HBO series from “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson.HBO announced on Tuesday that Abel Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, will executive produce, write, and star in the series.
He serves as co-creater on the show alongside Levinson who will also executive produce and write.The series’ logline reads: A female pop singer starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A.
club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.Reza Fahim, Tesfaye’s producing partner, will also serve as a creator, writer, and executive producer.
“The Idol” is also executive produced by Joseph Epstein, who will serve as showrunner and writer, as well as Joseph Epstein, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen, and Aaron L.
Mary Laws will write and co-executive produce the series, while Wassim Slaiby and La Mar C.
Taylor will serve as co-executive producers.
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