The Weeknd To Star In, Co-Write HBO Series ‘The Idol’

The Weeknd is reportedly set to star in and co-write a drama series for HBO titled “The Idol.”

According to Variety, the series will follow a female pop singer who sparks a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who doubles as a leader of a secret cult.

The Weeknd will co-write and executive produce “The Idol” alongside his producing partner Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson. Joseph Epstein will serve as showrunner while joining Mary Laws on the team of co-writers and -executive producers.

The “Blinding Lights” singer previously starred in the Safdie Brothers‘ critically acclaimed 2019 film Uncut Gums.

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