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The Weeknd has dropped a new teaser for The Idol, his own upcoming HBO Max series.
The show – with “gutters of Hollywood” as the setting, according to the clip – follows the story of a pop singer (Lily-Rose Depp) as she becomes romantically involved with a Los Angeles club owner who turns out to be a cult leader.
Abel Tesfaye, who is also the producer and co-writer, portrays a part in the show.
No release date has been confirmed in the trailer. But there’s an all-new cast list, including Moses Sumney, Blackpink’s Jennie, Mike Dean, Dan Levy, Rachel Sennott, Hank Azaria, and Hari Nef.
The new clip was published on Saturday at the Las Vegas concert of The Weeknd, according to Stereogum reports.
The Idol was teased for the first time last summer. Tesfaye serves as the series’ co-creator with producing partner Reza Fahim, while producer Joseph Epstein serves as co-writer of the script alongside the musician. Euphoria filmmaker Sam Levinson co-executive produced the show with Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen, and Aaron L. Gilbert.
HBO announced last fall that Troye Sivan, Anne Heche, Suzanna Son, Steve Zissis, Melanie Liburd, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga, and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe would join Depp and Tesfaye in the series.
Other cast members were shown in the first trailer.
North American Tour of The Weeknd
The Weeknd is now hitting the road for his tour in North America this year, backing his newest album Dawn FM.
Here is The Weeknd’s tour schedule below.
07-09 Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre
07-14 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
07-16 New York, NY – Metlife Stadium
07-21 Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium
07-24 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
07-30 Washington, D.C. – FedExField
08-04 Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
08-06 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
08-11 Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
08-14 Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
08-18 Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High
08-20 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
08-23 Vancouver, British Columbia – BC Place
08-25 Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
08-27 San Francisco, CA – Levi’s Stadium
08-30 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
09-02 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
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