The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, and Lily-Rose Depp have sparked intrigue and anticipation with the release of the trailer for their upcoming HBO drama series, ‘The Idol.’ The show, which has already been the subject of controversy due to its explicit content and behind-the-scenes issues, is set to premiere on June 4th.
In ‘The Idol,’ The Weeknd portrays Tedros, a nightclub impresario with a sordid past, while Depp plays Jocelyn, a pop star determined to reclaim her status as America’s top pop icon. The trailer showcases their intense relationship, filled with passion, sex, drugs, and the dark side of fame.
Despite the criticism, both stars have expressed their belief in the project. The Weeknd, who is also contributing to the show’s soundtrack, has been particularly vocal about his commitment to the series. This dedication extends to his music, as he recently teased a new collaboration with rapper Playboi Carti, which was previewed at the Cannes Film Festival during the show’s premiere.
The Weeknd’s involvement in ‘The Idol’ comes at a pivotal time in his career. He recently announced his intention to abandon his artist name and possibly continue making music as Abel. This transition marks a significant shift for the artist, adding another layer of intrigue to his role in ‘The Idol.’
As the premiere date approaches, fans and critics alike are eagerly awaiting to see how ‘The Idol’ will unfold and what impact it will have on The Weeknd’s evolving career.