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The Weeknd Set To Co-Write And Star In New HBO Series




The Idol is being developed by Star-boy The Weeknd and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.

The Idol series is set to follow a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.

The Weeknd will be a co-writer and executive producer for the series and will be working alongside Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson, with all three being credited as creators of the show.

Joseph Epstein will also write and executive produce as well as being a showrunner, with Mary Laws being writer in addition to co-executive and produce.


Levinson is the creator of the hit series ‘Euphoria‘, which debuted in 2019 and earned multiple Emmy nominations for the first season, including a win for star of the show Zendaya as best actress. It is confirmed that a season two is on the way.

This isn’t the first time that The Weeknd has written for television, he wrote and starred in an episode of the animated series American Dad in 2020, and also played himself in the film Uncut Gems along with Adam Sandler.

Also known as Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd has made a huge name for himself as one of the most accomplished artists of today with his latest album After Hoursaccumulating seven billion global audio and video streams, as well as  recently performing at the Super Bowl LV halftime show.

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