The Weeknd has released his debut trailer “Sick and Twisted” for his new HBO series “The Idol.”
The first trailer for his new HBO drama “The Idol,” which premiered on Saturday night during the New Jersey stop of his “After Hours Til Dawn” tour, has been released by Canadian superstar.
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Sam Levinson of “Euphoria” created the six-episode series set against the backdrop of the music industry. Tedros, a “self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult,” is played by Abel, and he draws Jocelyn, a rising pop star played by Lily-Rose Depp, into his “sick and twisted” world.
“Why not just be yourself?” In one scene, The Weeknd’s character asks Jocelyn, to which she responds, “Because there’s nothing relatable about me.”
Troye Sivan, Steve Zissis, Debby Ryan, Melanie Liburd, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Tunde Adebimpe, Nico Hiraga, Anne Heche, and BLACKPINK’s Jennie round out the cast.
This is The Weeknd’s first appearance in a television series. He previously appeared in Adam Sandler’s 2019 crime thriller Uncut Gems, as well as writing and starring in a 2020 episode of the TBS animated series “American Dad.”
The trailer teases “coming soon,” but no release date has been announced.