It is already a fact that The Weeknd will have its own series in HBO Max and that his fans are more than happy with the news. But a few details are hidden behind the production of The Idol. It is that in the new bet of the streaming platform, the creators of three other very successful series they are planning everything for the next premiere. Here we tell you everything that is known so far about this addition to the catalog.
This is original content from the subscription service that has already been confirmed and will soon begin recording. The Idol, will take place in Los Angeles and will feature six episodes. That’s not all, because its director and producer will be Amy Seimetz, an actress that you surely remember for a few roles but, if you are a fan of streaming series, her face is probably known to you for Stranger Things. She played none other than Becky Ives, Eleven’s aunt.
The series will revolve around a self-help guru and modern cult leader who develops a complicated relationship with an emerging pop idol. With the music industry in the background, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (The Weekend) yy Lily-Rose Depp will be its protagonists. The owner of hits like Blinding Lights and Save Your TearsHe will also serve as co-creator of the fiction, writer and executive producer.
You will not be alone in your task: the creator of the series is Sam Levinson, who created for the platform the success Euphoria. The television series starring Zendaya and Jacob Elordi is about to premiere its second season. But Levinson wastes no time and has already started this new project with Reza Fahim. In this sense, the executive vice president of HBO programming, Francisca Orsi, assured: “When the three talents brought us The Idol, it was clear that their subversive and revealing take on the cult of the music industry was unlike anything HBO had done before.”.
The rest of the production is completed with members of successful series: Joe Epstein, Kevin Turen and Ashley Levinson from Euphoria, Nick Hall from The White Lotus and Sara E. White from Station 19. Everything would indicate that this new production will combine the best of each of them. “The brilliant duo of Joe Epstein and Amy Seimetz joined forces with the rest of the team, and this dream came true.“Orsi concluded.
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