The Weeknd brings its talent to HBO.
The R&B superstar is working with the creator of “Euphoria” on a new cult series entitled “The Idol”. According to Diversity, The Weeknd will star and co-write the show, which follows a pop singer who begins a romance with an enigmatic LA club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.
The Weeknd will co-write and executive produce with Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson (“Euphoria”). In addition to his role as a showrunner, Joseph Epstein will also work as a writer and executive producer. The Weeknd’s manager, Wassim “SAL” Slaiby, and the creative director, La Mar C. Taylor, will jointly handle production.
This isn’t The Weeknd’s first foray into Hollywood. In May 2020, he wrote and starred in an episode of the TBS animated series “American Dad. He also played himself in the 2019 film Uncut gemstones opposite Adam Sandler and spoke several characters in the cartoon “Robot Chicken” from Adult Swim.
The singer, who can be seen in Doja Cat’s new video for “You Right”, remains focused on music. From next year he will be on his “After Hours Tour”.